Sell The Vatican, Feed The World

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bObItmxAGc&]YouTube - Sell The Vatican, Feed The World (HD, Official)[/ame]

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    I don't like Sarah Silverman.

    I've been to the Vatican, however. It is the most spectacular building in the world I have ever seen, by far. Its amazing that a church has so much wealth yet preaches a life of poverty.
     
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    Sarah Silverman is hot hot hot. Her humor is complex, wry, dry, and she's not shy.

    How can you resist her when she says "pussy"?

    But the kid is a Jew. So fuck her.
     
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    Nice to see the treasure in good man's hand,and the mother church will use it in benefaction.Plato say virtue shall marry the power,now the faithful control the gold.Money is a tool,in good man's hand it will be use is right way to make the world better,but in bad man's hand,that will be destructiveness.
     
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    Unless you're Catholic, it ain't your damned business what we do with our property.
     
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    I'm Catholic and I will tell you straight out that Jesus would be pissed right the hell off to see that the church has something like the Vatican.
     
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    Property can't bring in grave with u,when the end comes,the soul is only value treasure in ur hand,so think about heaven's business,not on earth.
    Matthew 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, 24 which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
     
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    took a millennium or 2 to get that wealthy....

    IF the church continually makes money off of the vatican/pope/hierarchy... that then continually goes to the needs of the poor....then i have no problems with keeping the Vatican, st peter's basilica etc....

    the reason i say this is because the Bible does not begrudge you for being wealthy....it says you are blessed, and from this blessing, you have GREAT responsibility....that includes not underpaying your employees, helping those in need etc...

    in fact, i think the Bible goes on to say that essentially it would be a SIN if you were blessed with the ability to acquire wealth and NOT continue to work hard and acquire wealth, because it is the wealthy as these, that are the ones that can actually help the needy and the sick...

    I have been to the Vatican/Rome as well on vacation Toro....I too was awestruck!

    care
     
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    The end.
     
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    http://www.catholic-convert.com/wp-content/uploads/Documents/VaticanRiches.pdf

    Pope Cannot Exchange Vatican Treasure for Food
    Cardinal Explains Complications of Facebook Proposal
    By Jesús Colina
    VATICAN CITY, MARCH 16, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The proposal of a member of the
    social networking Web site Facebook suggesting that the Vatican should exchange
    its treasures for food in Africa is an impossibility due to international law, says
    Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes.
    The president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum said this Friday to ZENIT at a
    press conference Friday in which he commented on the online petition titled
    "Exchange the Vatican’s Treasures for Food for Africa. Do You Want to Sign a
    Petition?"
    The cardinal noted that, apart from the ideological aspect of the proposal, the Pope
    cannot consider it because he is prevented from doing so by international law.
    This Pontifical council is responsible for the direction and coordination among the
    charitable organizations and activities promoted by the Catholic Church.
    Alberto Juesas Escudero of Spain launched the initiative, which now has more than
    40,000 supporters. Escudero claims "it is a shameful to see the Vatican’s riches and
    then watch the news."
    He explained that what motivated him to issue this invitation was that he believes
    the Vatican "does not admit its errors. [...] It does not preach by example. Jesus
    was born in a cave and lived in poverty."
    The youth concluded: "The Vatican is a disgrace! The Catholic religion is a
    disgrace!"
    In answer to ZENIT’s questions, Cardinal Cordes explained that he has heard similar
    proposals for the past 40 years, and that before it was even much more frequent.
    When John Paul II called him to Rome to work in the Curia, he observed that "the
    climate against the Vatican was very strong."
    He explained, "I had looked into [the status of the Vatican’s holdings] and found out
    that the Church cannot do what it wants with the works of art that are in the
    Vatican."
    Duty
    In reality, he said, the Church "has the duty to conserve the works of art in the
    name of the Italian state." He affirmed, "It cannot sell them."
    The prelate recalled an incident in the 1970s when a benefactor made a donation to
    renovate the Collegio Teutonico inside the Vatican, and the residence director
    wanted to give this person a small statue -- of a meager value compared to the
    others in the Vatican Museums -- as a gesture of gratitude.
    The German benefactor had a lot of problems with the Italian state, as he was
    accused of taking goods that Italy was charged with safeguarding.
    "In every country there are a lot of measures for the defense of works of art,
    because the state has a duty to maintain them," Cardinal Cordes added, noting that
    the Holy See treasures are also part of Italian cultural history.
     

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