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: : There's more, for those who care.
You found all that funny? Well, it's your link, not mine.
: No matter what St. Thomas Aquinas says, it'll be a hell of a lot closer to the truth than what Marx and Stalin (not to mention Catro and PolPot and Mao and the poor waif Hitler, who you guys refuse to let under the big top)said.
Maybe, maybe not. Acquinas was a fallible man, not an omniscient god.
: Hey, wait a minute; are you mocking me? I thought one of the Liberal/Socialist/Communist tenets was respect for the beliefs of others? Do real Socialists mock the beliefs of others? Doesn't that imply one position being superior to another? Gee, and all this time I thought you guys...ahh, nevermind...I'm sure you have a rational explanation.
Nice try, but I wasn't mocking you. I let the words speak for themselves. Obviously, I disagree with them, but to disagree is not to mock. And I was serious about the Catholic Encyclopedia (CE) providing an insight into your views, Frenchy. In my opinion, the CE is representative of a very conservative, patriarchical, arrogant, and bigoted institution, i.e., the Roman Catholic church, and frankly, Frenchy, I view you the same way. Of course, the Roman Catholic church also stands for good things, and it does good works, and you too have expressed dismay over the suffering of others, so I'm not throwing a blanket condemnation over you and the R.C. church. My criticism is that the good the R.C. does is not balanced well against the bad it does.
For the record, my wife is Catholic, and she shares my view of the R.C. church.