Clergy Response Teams
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glgas Wrote:The armies of martyrs in the ancient time proves otherwise, they were martyred for denying the request of the ruling power.

I agree that Catholicism - rightly understood and lived - is a terror to despots.

May I play Devil's Advocate, however? Can't we say that the "armies of martyrs" comprised of Orthodox, Protestant and Islamic saints - all belonging to movements which Catholics would say have nationalistic/despotic tendencies - necessarily disproves the above thesis? Bilal may have been tortured with a rock on his chest, but that doesn't stop the Saudi Mutaween (i.e.: Islamic police) from keeping the Arabs loyal to the House of Saud. John Wyclif might have been burnt at the stake, but that didn't stop the Anglican Church from giving moral justification for British Colonialism.
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Clergy Response Teams - by Credo - 07-22-2010, 12:34 PM
Re: Clergy Response Teams - by glgas - 07-22-2010, 02:39 PM
Re: Clergy Response Teams - by Credo - 07-22-2010, 03:01 PM
Re: Clergy Response Teams - by glgas - 07-22-2010, 04:47 PM
Re: Clergy Response Teams - by Credo - 07-22-2010, 05:10 PM



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