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It never ceases to amaze me when I see or hear people resort to personal attacks and name-calling when they don’t agree with someone’s opinions or beliefs. In her column of June 5, 2013 entitled “Atheists Saved,” about a statement made by Pope Francis, Starshine Roshell chose to rename him as “Franky” and “His Oldiness.” She also described him as “a pointy-hatted baby blesser.” But she doesn’t stop there. She goes on with her name-calling, declaring Almighty God Himself as “a magical entity who would lay waste to terrified children with His Divine Tornado.”

Why? This doesn’t open the door to any kind of fruitful dialogue. It’s simply a useless rant.

In the same opinion column, Ms. Roshell calls the Catholic Church astonishingly rigid and intolerant. Just who is the intolerant one here?

The Catholic Church seems to be the final outpost for non-politically correct, malicious attacks. Maybe Ms. Roshell should study the complete history of the Catholic Church, Ms Roshell. Read the Early Church Fathers and the lives of the saints. She might be surprised at what she discovers and realize why the Church has remained in existence for over 2000 years.

If you change your mind about atheism and decide you want to share in the love Jesus Christ offers through his Church, Ms. Roshell, I’m sure you will be welcomed with open arms. God love you and bless you, whether you believe in Him or not.


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Good grief get a life.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2013 at 11:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Most of her columns are useless rants, it's called entertainment. If you in fact studied the complete history of the Catholic faith, it would be hard to ignore the long and shamefull periods including up to this day with the child abuse taking place even on their doorstep in Italy. It is nice to only see the good in your faith and apply that (yay you), but beware men who claim they are closer to God than you. They take advantages at every turn as evidenced by history and the inability of man to say no to the corruption of power (the pope is just a man yo).

spacey (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2013 at 1:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I was sent to Catholic school from 1st to 6th grade. During that time I learned much academically, which I'd like to think put me it good stead for the life that lay ahead. I also learned about Jesus. Having said this, I had crossover point at age 9 as I sat in the Chicago basilica which was on the same property as my school. At that point I realized the Catholic Church was not for me, but I firmly had my faith in God/Jesus.

In other words, there IS middle ground, and Starshine may end up where I was back at age 9 where she realizes she doesn't need a priest in order to talk with God.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2013 at 3:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't even have time to delve into all the contradictions between the Bible and the Catholic Church, but here is one:

How does the Catholic Church reconcile their one-time practice of not eating meat on Friday, as well as their continued practice of mandatory celibacy for the clergy in light of this verse?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2013 at 3:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The aether is all symmetry and unblemished perfection: just look at the moon.

Rochelle had something to say. Her appellations were just verbal paprika. Perhaps Sharon Kelley didn't like the stew itself. She wants no meat in her (oh, heck) "fruitful dialogue."

The LDS Mormon church probably got it right when they directed their followers to say they liked Stone & Parker's Book of Mormon.

But nobody needs talent to become a celebrated artist overnight. Just paint or sculpt something anti-Catholic today, and tomorrow you and your Magnum Opus are seen by all. Hey, but at least the Pope won't hunt you down.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
June 15, 2013 at 11:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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