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Melomel's Avatar Jump to comment 38 by Melomel

Just to place myself in the Catholic mindset for a moment, though, if leaving the church is a great evil, wouldn't discrediting the church by evil acts, by the suppression of justice, and by turning a blind eye to the corruption spreading through the body of Christ be even greater sins, since they will cause multitudes to turn away from the Church? Wouldn't that make Murphy-O'Connor and Nichols perpetrators of even greater crimes against the faith than Richard Dawkins?

Oh, sure. If you believe in the heresy of "cause and effect."

Sat, 23 May 2009 10:13:00 UTC | #363418