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When Pope Francis washes women’s feet, arguments follow

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Glass*Soul, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Glass*Soul

    Glass*Soul Senior Veteran

    From the Religion News Service: When Pope Francis washes women's feet, arguments follow. Who's right? | Religion News Service

    Apparently this is technically against the rules but not unpresidented.

    Anyway, I found this comment quite interesting:

    What is the profound message of the Gospel, w
    hat does being on the fringes of society have to do with it, and how does restricting foot washing to men distract from it?

    What should Christians do when a rule distracts from the Gospel message?
  2. keith99

    keith99 sola dosis facit venenum

    Only read the first bit of the linked article and it had a very funny part.

    Seems the tradition and 'law' to exclude women only goes back to 1955.

    Oops, I guess in at least one way instead of breaking the real longstanding tradition he is fact restoring the older ways!
  3. ForJesusChrist

    ForJesusChrist Follower of Christ

    Everyone is equal in God's eyes. No harm done here, no 'rules' have been broken.

    God Bless

    Praise Jesus
  4. PsychoSarah

    PsychoSarah Chaotic Neutral

    In Relationship
    This new pope (well, not so new maybe anymore) sure knows how to attract attention.
  5. Paradoxum

    Paradoxum Liberty, Equality, Solidarity!

    The rules suck; Go Pope!

    It's refreshing to see a less legalistic Christian making noise, and better expressing the spirit of Christianity.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2014