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Wed Dec 2, 2015, 09:05 AM

9. Sounds like the doctine of predestination taken to the nth degree.

This is a Protestant thing, Calvin pretty much originated it, I believe. Naturally most denominations do not go quite that far. It is quite popular among Fundamentalists, however. It would be interesting to know if he was affiliated with any particular church (Oh please let it be Ted Cruz's daddy's) or whether he is a self taught theologian.

Catholics on the other hand believe that repentance and confession and sinning no more are the key to salvation. They do have their own get out of hell cards though--but they don't come cheap. They're called indulgences. The idea is that good works can save you hence the drug lords and Mafia dons who make major donations to the Church in the hope of salvation. This of course is quite popular in certain sectors of the Catholic church especially in Italy. I believe that the current Pope put many noses out of joint when he publicly condemned this practice. I guess being Argentine he doesn't understand the local culture.

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