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Response to olegramps (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:27 PM

23. Admitting error is not possible to those who live by bullying....

...I was in RC seminary (minor level) for four years.
Looking back, I see that the virtue promulgated above all others was not piety, and certainly not learning; it was obedience.
We were not going to swear to be holy, or promise to study earnestly; the vow that was emphasized was that of obeying the bishop.

When you have a hierarchy that rewards people who don't question orders and kicks out those who do, the leaders become a pack of bullies. And the one thing bullies cannot do is admit that they are wrong.

Electing a Pope who survived the terror regime of Argentina may be the only way to break that system. We may see.

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