October 27, 2006 at 5:47 pm #7238About Catholics TeamKeymaster
lol…Bernardine you might as well just post it.October 27, 2006 at 6:22 pm #7241AnonymousInactive
[color=green:13c6xbd2]Okay, I’ll post it soon.[/color:13c6xbd2]November 2, 2006 at 11:27 pm #7298AnonymousInactive
These websites are trash intended to convince people with no brains and no grounding in their Faith.
People can do all kinds of funyn twisting with the Bible. These things are barely worth talking about, except that they have a tendency to add credibility to slightly more moderate anti-Catholics.
(“See, we aren’t anti-Catholic. We don’t say anything THAT ridiculous, but look what the Bible says about confessing…”November 2, 2006 at 11:35 pm #7299AnonymousInactive
“The description of the whore is parallel to the first beast of Revelation 13 that also has seven heads and ten horns (v. 7) indicating that both symbols represent the same entity ‚Äì that being the Roman Catholic papal system. Furthermore, the whore is described as sitting on seven mountains (v. 9). Rome has frequently been identified as the City of Seven Hills, from classical times down to contemporary time.”
Look, I don’t have the time to categorically debunk every fantastically stupid claim in the article (yes, I brought out the term “stupid”, which I rarely use online–the article is *that* bad), but here is a common example of their idiocy.
First of all, they simply identify the horns and heads with “Roman Catholic papal sytem”, without giving any reason. Then, they claim the “city on seven hills” has something to do with the Catholic Church, because it has to do with Rome.
The Catholic Church is headquartered at Vatican City, which is not even in the same STATE as Rome (Vatican City is basically its own tiny country), yet because Protestants so often (misguidedly, mostly) equate “Rome” with “Catholic”, the uneducated protestant who reads this thinks to himself “WHOA, LOOK AT THAT, ROME IS THE CITY ON SEVEN HILLS, SO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH MUST BE THE WHORE OF BABYLON. GAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!”
It is nonsense. The whole thing is bigoted, unjustified, sensationalist nonsense. Don’t read it, don’t bother reading it, there is NOTHING worth seeing, besides the lengths to which certain Catholic-haters will go to “prove” their perverted claims.
People have been obsessed with endtimes for thousands of years. Maybe tens of thousands. Jesus warned against attempting to predict the endtime, and I follow Jesus’ example.November 2, 2006 at 11:50 pm #7300About Catholics TeamKeymaster
The Vatican is only on one of those hills as far as I can recall. Vaticanus is the name I think.January 1, 2007 at 10:23 pm #7632AnonymousInactive
Yes Vatican City is on a hill in Rome. No Vatican City is not on one of the seven hills of the ancient city of Rome.
One of the important aspects of Biblical Interpreteation is to know a bit of history. When the book of the Apocolypse was written (as tradition tells us) by St. John the Apostle, the ancient city of Rome was on seven hills, the Vatican Hill is outside of the boundries of the ancient or original seven hills of Rome.
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