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    Hmmm, i was about 12 then by 20 i was man enough to actually say it out loud (to my self)... now it seems silly to even think about!

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    Perhaps my early brainwashing was more effective. Most of the 15 years was spent worrying over the question: "What if the nuns are right?"
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    Hahaha thats awesome pierre, i was lucky i guess never believed anything i was told unless i experienced it myself!!!!
    freakin hilarious pierre. haha cant quit smiling!!!!

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    when I was 12 I wondered what the nuns in hot countries wear under their robes.
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    i bet your imagination said "nothing"
    maybe one of us will find out some day!!! lol

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    Too bad we only have one catholic convent here and climate too cold, but maybe in spain...
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    They should have left the bones where they were.
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    Oh good, a different point of view. That will make us think......

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    I agree that it is about time for this article, but I'm not sure it is so strange. I am not Catholic, but it seems to me that the Catholic Church has been very good at both making mistakes and admitting them. During the middle ages they were both the spiritual and political powers in much of Europe. Great power tends to attract big egos who make big mistakes. I don't think it matters wether we talk about the Catholic church, or televangelists, or atheist Stalin, or Chairman Mao, or Islamic Ben ladin, or many American presidents. Where ever there is power and ego, there are those who can twist ideals to pull people into their service. I have been impressed at how well Pope John Paul II went about openly apologizing and how well the Catholic Church integrates religion and science. Although, I've sort of wondered which way he would lean, Pope Benedict XVI seems to be leaning slightly in the same direction. I guess only time will tell.
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