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Mar 14, 2013 RichInPA commented on My Reaction to the New Pope.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for at least mentioning John XXIII! I confess that I am a Protestant Christian and perhaps that colors my world, but in my 66 years I have yet to see any pope who measures up to John XXIII in spirituality, faithfulness, etc. What I have seen is a RCC intent on destroying this man's great legacy to the Church and one that seems to refuse to acknowledge that he ever lived! Among all the networks, among all the commentators and "experts" (priests and bishops included), I did not hear one person mention John XXIII!!! So... Thank you, Dan, for remembering him in your post. At least there are two of us who remember him and a path to reform on which he attempted to guide the RCC.
May 18, 2012 RichInPA commented on SL Letter of the Day: Show This Woman Some Love.
I'll give you another one from their own book: "If anyone say, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen." (I John 4:20).

Blood does not make a family. Loving and caring do. Continue to love and to care for your nephew and for yourself. No one promises that it will be easy, but it is right and good.

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Apr 30, 2012 RichInPA commented on On "Bullshit" and "Pansy-Assed".
I applaud your strength of character in apologizing. I note that you did not say "if I offended anyone, I apologize", etc. It was not a conditional apology, which is all too often the kind of apology that those on the right offer, if they offer any apology for their offense.

But more so, I applaud you courage and honesty for speaking the truth. And you are correct. Your words are not an attack on Christianity. You words point out "the emperor's new clothes", i.e, the hypocrisy of those who wish to be perceived as "Christians", but who who do not wish to actually practice it. Thank you.