Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Step aside Dubya, it looks like the world has another "Great Decider" -- in this case it is none other than Pope Benedict Arnold who has reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church saying that other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches because Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation.
"Christ established here on earth 'only one church' and the other communities cannot be called 'churches' in the proper sense because they do not have apostolic succession," i.e. the ability to trace their bishops back to Christ's original apostles.
According to the World Christian Encyclopedia (2nd Edition), there are over 33,000 Protestant denominations in 238 countries representing over 590 million people.
Pope Benny has decided you are all "defective." Apparently this is proof positive that the Pope is, in fact, holier than thou...
(Can't help but wonder just what kind of smoke ascended from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel on April 19, 2005.)