Actually, I think the Church condemns all armed conflict. I think. Yes, the Church stands for social, political and economic justice and peace. It is very progressive. Something to do with an early church leader from Nazareth. Uhm. Jesus something.
Quote from: jejejejeffjoe on June 18, 2004, 09:07:18 PMActually, I think the Church condemns all armed conflict. I think. Yes, the Church stands for social, political and economic justice and peace. It is very progressive. Something to do with an early church leader from Nazareth. Uhm. Jesus something.It is debatable as to whether Jesus was an early Catholic church leader...
Politically speaking, (contrary to popular belief) the Catholic Church is now one of the more progressive/liberal religious institutions, accepting gays into the chuch and condemning most armed conflict.
Actually the Church is one of the few Christian denominations that is consistent on its policies. For example, a survey of almost any Protestant group will prove that they hate abortion but love the death penalty. The Catholic Church sees a life as a gift from God in both instances and is adamant about protecting it, thus rebuking both practices. I am not sure what human rights offenses you are refering to, but I would be hard pressed to find any in the last century. Yes, there were torture chambers and such during the witch hunts, but Protestant denominations don't exactly have a clean track record on that one either. What, in your mind, distinguished the Catholic Church from every other Christian organized religion, in terms of hypocracy?
How so? Jesus instructed Peter to begin a church and Peter was the first Pope. I'm not sure how this is debatable. All other Christian denominations were a result of splits from the Catholic Church, most notably the Protestant Reformation. The earliest split created the church now known as the Eastern Orthodox church.