A reminder for the Catholics that post on this board

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The tongue is a small part and yet has great powers. Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze. The tongue is also a fire. It exists among our members in a world of malice, defiling the whole body with it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. This need not be so, my brothers. (James 3:5-6 9-10)

The Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle. They said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do You say?" They said this to test Him...Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with His finger. But when they continued asking Him, He straightened up and said to them, "Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." Again He bent down and wrote on the ground. (John 8:3-8)

This is a call to be more respectful to fellow Catholics, non-Catholic and anti-Catholics that post of this forum. I know we do not always agree with what is said. But we should not fight fire with fire.

In the first quote St. James is calling us to watch our words. We should be more careful in how we speak to people that we do not like to here from. Only by loving these people can they come to more completely understand the teachings of Christ's Church.

In the second quote I think we all know what is going on. But what is not going on might be more relevent to this board. The people are trying to trap Jesus and make him angry. But instead he bend down, a sign of humility, and then speaks calmly to them. He does not get angry and lash out. That is the point I think.

Doesn't Christ call us to love our enemies and even turn the other cheek?

Just some food for thought.

-- Scott (papasquat10@hotmail.com), December 10, 2003


Yes, very good words, but i beleave i know what you are getting at. If it is about jeanie and the other prostestants that come here and mock our Holy Faith and the Holy Father. We can not let this slide. You can not come here and bring your ideas and call us names and then refuse to listen to anyone elses posts. jeanie can claim she was treated bad but she wasent, she treated us badly, she mocked our Church, and called us names. When someone refuses to listen some time harsh word is needed. Some things just cannot slide. Jeanie of one of those things.


-- Kevin WIsniewksi (kez38spl@charter.net), December 10, 2003.

I also agree. And I am protestant. Jesus also drove the money changers oyt of the tmeple. other examples in scripture inlcude warnigns about leaving the scornful. Indeed, the Bile speaks agsint scorners beign permitted into a congregation, how much les here?

-- ZAROVE (ZAROFF3@JUNO.COM), December 10, 2003.

Zarove, you are a riddle to me; you are protestant, yet you defend the authority of the Catholic Church to tell homosexuals who don't even belong to the Church that they can't get civily married; you are a "hardcore brit", yet you seem to have an almost fanatical sense of jingoism with regard to American poltitics; you think homosexuality is evil, immoral, and will destroy society, and you think that homosexuals should never be allowed to marry even civily, yet you claim to have many gay friends.

I'm not saying it's not all true I'm just saying it's very intriguing.

-- Anti-bush (Comrade_bleh@hotmail.com), December 10, 2003.

Of about ten "church-of-Christ" members who have come to this forum in the last four years, Zarove is the only one who has treated Catholicism with respect. I in turn respect him -- far more than any of the ten or more ex-Catholics who have come to this forum (including "anti-Bush"). Notice how "a-B" hates the Church and is trying to get Zarove to fight us harder? Sickening.

God bless you.
PS: Scott, you are entitled to your opinion. But there is often, unfortunately, a form of warfare going on at this site -- heaven versus hell. This place is not for the faint of heart.

-- J. F. Gecik (jfgecik@hotmail.com), December 10, 2003.

Anti-Bush you are a riddle to me. From reading your posts one could get the feeling that you are a homosexual. Are you?

-- - (David@excite.com), December 10, 2003.

David, you are a riddle to me. You try to make jokes, but you just aren't funny. Why is that?

-- Anti-bush (Comrade_bleh@hotmail.com), December 11, 2003.

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