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Catholic church and "indulgencies"

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Isn't that what liberals' are doing now with tech industry? They make huge profits so they can get away with anything?
 

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Indulgences were prepaid forgiveness. Apply to the the Vatican or some high level church official...give him some gold..and get absolution for your murder, or whatever mortal sin you contemplate committing.
the political equivalent would be getting a pardon for an act you have not yet committed. I guess knowing that you were guaranteed a pardon..would be close to the same.
High-tech is not as Lib as you might think.
 
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So we have to pay our indulgences to the democrats' now, Wear our masks and pay our homage to the lock down.
 
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I walked into A Walmart wearing mask today, this wonderful black woman tapped me on the shoulder...she says you don't have to wear that anymore. I said: we never did! she nodded. Life goes on.
 

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The Catholic church used to sell forgiveness to the wealthy: Indulgences.

In fact, they sold them to everyone, rich or poor. A rich man was expected to pay more for his forgiveness than the poor man. Something along the lines of graduated income tax.

Forgiveness was meant to be specific (if not specified) but there also such things as Plenary Indulgences -- a completely complete slate -- which could be gained by an act of service to The Church, such as joining a Crusade, or paying for someone else to go on Crusade, in case you had better things to do than march off to The Levant to murder Muslims, Jews and (in many, many cases) other xtians.
 

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Catholic Church "indulgencies" were a long standing scheme to support the church by absolving your guilt with monitory offerings. It's no big deal unless left wing bigots worry about the Catholic church unrelenting opposition to the taking of human life in the abortion industry. The Catholic church had it's problems with homosexual predatory Priests and the coverup is worse than the crime only if you are conservative. Left wing preacher Jim Jones created his cult by claiming that communism was a viable system and democrats freaking loved him. Jones was photographed with every prominent left wing politician on the left coast including Jimmy Carter's wife before he called his flock to a new socialist experiment in Guyana. Idiotic media outlets claimed that Jonestown was the new communist world. We all know what happened
 

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Isn't that what liberals' are doing now with tech industry? They make huge profits so they can get away with anything?
It's exactly the "capitalist" system republicans insisted on. Very big companies get to pay no taxes, treat employees like crap, act in non-competitive ways and buy all the influence they can afford. Don't like feeling like the rich are against you? Welcome to what liberals have known for decades, what took you so long?
 

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Isn't that what liberals' are doing now with tech industry? They make huge profits so they can get away with anything?
Nope, your twisted attempt to intertwine and act of penance with a digital industry, you fail.
 

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Isn't that what liberals' are doing now with tech industry? They make huge profits so they can get away with anything?
It's exactly the "capitalist" system republicans insisted on. Very big companies get to pay no taxes, treat employees like crap, act in non-competitive ways and buy all the influence they can afford. Don't like feeling like the rich are against you? Welcome to what liberals have known for decades, what took you so long?
They seem to be surprised when shat on...
 

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