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30 November 2005 @ 11:14 am
Religious Change  
According to Italian media reports on Tuesday, an international theological commission will advise Pope Benedict to eliminate the teaching about limbo from the Catholic catechism. Pope John Paul, before he died, asked a commission to come up with "a more coherent and enlightened way" of describing the fate of innocents, like unbaptised babies.

So, after 2000+ years, Catholicism has decided to change part of their afterlife? Oh, that's just funny. Well, I'm glad to see something religiously affiliated making some change instead of the standard stagnation they are all cursed with. now, just take a little further step, and admit some actual truths, and things might just advance...
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Klaytonkl8n on November 30th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
Well, it is part of Catholic dogma that whatever the Pope says is made so by God, as promised to the first pope by Jesus. Kind of a neat little loophole that allows you to really say any damn thing you want. It's so handy, in fact, that the Mormons have the same loophole in their dogma with regard to their President.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Burn The Worldarchmage on November 30th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ayup...ain't religion fun? All the power, and none of the responsibility (or reality)!
Klaytonkl8n on November 30th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Which is why religion is for the lazy. Much better to realize that middlemen aren't required and look within yourself to find the connection to what people call God, as we are supposed to do.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Archmage Drinkingarchmage on November 30th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Amen to that, brothah.
Coinneach Fitzpatrick: Jesus is metalscarybaldguy on November 30th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
Religious retcon FTW!
Steveill the Weevillsynabetic on November 30th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
There's a Negativland song I'm thinking of riiiiight now...

Baralierbaralier on December 1st, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
And here I thought that Limbo was dumped from catechism after the Vatican II Council back in the 60s.

I wonder if purgatory is still officially part of the doctrine.
Sribbles McBottomfootachmanage on December 1st, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
And so this is what eventually happens to a religion. They're crumbling pretty fast.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on December 1st, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
Not fast enough...but then, that can't happen until people start to think for themselves, and the church specializes in brainwashing.
Cameronhpl on December 3rd, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
Well, as far as I know, Limbo doesn't appear in the bible anyway, so I have no clue where it came from.

And Purgatory dates from the middle ages, so that's not that old either.