The hypocrisy of the Pope
08/07/2009

[Pope Benedict's] call for dialogue rings hollow. He mentioned the 16th-century Reformation and its motto, "sola scriptura" - the principle that the Bible is the only, not just primary, spiritual authority. But he failed to admit that his church still opposes this concept as firmly as it did at the Council of Trent (1545-63). The Vatican no longer uses torture or the sword as a threat, but it hasn't rescinded its anathemas, or curses, against Protestants. For all the current talk about dialogue and ecumenism, its earlier decrees declaring that there is no salvation outside submission to the Catholic Church have never been rescinded (http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1031/p09s02-coop.html).

 
 
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A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
1 Timothy 2:11-14

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