silversx80· Banned Member
Something's amiss here, have you ever been with a virgin?As long as I'm that deity.
Just checkingActually, no, and I don't want to be. What the hell do I want a girl that's nervous, scared, and with absolutely no clue what's going on?
I said that in jest.
good for you. I started smoking cigs after I quit smoking something else.
Who would want to give THAT up?I'm disappointed nobody has offered up "hookers & blow" yet. :'(
The bible is the formation of a list of approved texts for reading called a canon. That canon was in place at the official formation of the church (with Peter recognized as the head of the Roman or the West). That canon was also finalized into the Holy Bible during the Council of Trent in the mid 1500s. That council was of Catholic formation.The reason for my reaction is the fact that the majority of "Christian sects" do not follow what is written in the text of the Holy Bible. The pick and chose what they want to believe and disregard the rest (what the God of the bible commands His believers NOT to do), yet they run around saying they believe God and quote scripture out of context.
Even if "Christianity" is wrong, they are wrong to claim to be "Christian" if they don't even follow the requirements clearly listed in scripture. It's hypocrisy! And some of them run around "da-mning" people to hell, like "LOL Im 'saved' and your not, you is going to hell!" even though they are not much different from most "unbelievers". WTF?
Sigh... why am I even talking about this? Anyways, as you were before my comment.
Unfortunately most cat-licks see it as the ladder or giving up a vice. The intentions behind the history of it are fair but it has been distorted. Make a sacrifice for 40 days and 40 nights to reflect on the 40 days and 40 nights Christ spent in the desert.Lent isn't about giving up a vice. It's about giving up something that you enjoy. It's a time of sacrifice, not a time of self improvement.
Not that I side with them but they do have a point. "Jesus isn't here so he had to place someone here to speak for him."In Catholic teaching, the sacrament of Penance (commonly called confession but more recently referred to as Reconciliation, or more fully the Sacrament of Reconciliation) is the method used by the Church by which individual men and women may confess sins committed after baptism and have them absolved by a priest. This sacrament is known by many names, including penance, reconciliation and confession (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sections 1423-1442). While official Church publications always refer to the sacrament as "Penance", "Reconciliation" or "Penance and Reconciliation", many laypeople continue to use the term "confession" in reference to the sacrament.
The intent of this sacrament is to provide healing for the soul as well as to regain the grace of God, lost by sin. Catholics believe that priests have been given the authority by Jesus and God to exercise the forgiveness of sins here on earth and it is in Jesus' Holy Name by which the person confessing is forgiven. The Council of Trent (Session Fourteen, Chapter I) quoted John 20:22-23 as the primary Scriptural proof for the doctrine concerning this sacrament, but Catholics also consider Matthew 9:2-8, 1 Corinthians 11:27, and Matthew 16:17-20 to be among the Scriptural bases for the sacrament.
... but it is really effed up by the Marines(at least that's what I am able to gather, since my mind is unfettered by religion)