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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Paradoxum Liberty, Equality, Solidarity!

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    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
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