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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Limbo gone...many more to go?

The Catholic Church has begun coming around. 'Limbo', a semi-heaven, created for children who died without baptism is being officially closed. In Limbo there's eternal bliss, but you could not see God. Hmm... that sounds much like 'earth' to me.

Trying to explain 'everything' about god has led to extensive dogmatization. The Catholic church with its numerous Dogmas and Canons, most of which is not made known to the last Catholic yet, seeks to explain God in simple terms., as if describing ‘how pop corn pops?’.

Limbo is one such answer it came up with when people wondered what would happen to Children who die with original sin, i.e. without Baptism. Today the church realizes that god will not punish innocent children but take them into heaven.

While St. Peter has his work cut out in letting all the souls into heaven, I still want better answers for the following questions,
How is Mary ever virgin?
What do you mean by resurrection of body? I see dead bodies rotting away?
Is there salvation outside church? (I keep standing outside church most Sundays).
Why should an innocent child be born with original sin? Isn’t that a manufacturing defect?
Please explain to me again why Jesus had to die for my sins, which I had not committed at that time.

It is a great thing that a major world religion dares question itself and tries to find new meanings to itself and to its faith in this age.

But Limbo is just the beginning, many more to go.

3 comments:

said...

hey...

i really dont think religion is for nitpicking! yeah..does it really make a difference if limbo goes or not? we would never know. so does that mean that all kids born before the vatican edict were sinners and the rest are saints?

it sure does confuse! when i received my first holy communion i was told that it is sinful to touch the host with your fingers and all you are allowed to do is touch it with your tongue. they also told me that only the priests fingers where holy enough to touch them. now??? hmm...so the laity have become holy enough now?

its all just crazy. to crazy to make sense out of. but as the saying goes...we just need something to belive in ...so we do.

i really wonder how many people the vatican is going to convert by eliminating limbo...funny

said...

why Jesus had to die for my sins, which I had not committed at that time.//
since he has already died for your sins, dont disappoint him..dont ever forget to commit those sins! :-)

said...

Dharumi,
:)

Did you read my article on catholisism in Tamiloviam?

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