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6 years ago  ::  Mar 26, 2012 - 4:37PM #1
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I suppose many atheists have felt this way, but it is interesting to note that at least two Popes have admitted that Christ didn't exist.
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6 years ago  ::  Mar 26, 2012 - 6:09PM #2
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Great site. Lots of good information. I like the part about Buddha's mother being inpregnated by an elephant with 6 tusks.

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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6 years ago  ::  Mar 26, 2012 - 6:32PM #3
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Dear old Giovanni de' Medici, Leo X!  Che divo!

Kelly (Oxford Dict. of Popes) says, A polished Renaissance prince, Leo was also a devious and double-tongued politician and an inveterate nepotist. He recovered and kept control of Florence, even at the cost of granting the kings of France power to appoint the holders of French high religious offices heh heh. In 1517 he turned the tables on some disaffected cardinals who plotted to poison him by executing their leader [...], imprisoning several others, and packing the sacred college by appointing [...] thirty-one new cardinals.

Some things never change!  (You remember the whisper about poor old Albino Luciani, John Paul 1.)

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