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Limbo has been abolished and it has nothing to do with Rush picture
Date: Saturday, 21 April 2007, 12:07 am

What the #(*%#% ??

Something that has been an integral part of a religion for hundreds of years? Caused perhaps countless millions emotional and mental pain, agony?
WTF right?

Pope Benedict XVI has reversed centuries of traditional Roman Catholic teaching on limbo, approving a Vatican report released Friday that says there were "serious" grounds to hope that children who die without being baptized can go to heaven.

So....all along it was a sham. I knew that. But a lot of faithful, didn't. Concocted by the theologians, never reported in any ancient texts (unless you count the guf from ancient hebrew, which would be a stretch since it is specifically separate and different from limbo..)

Although Catholics have long believed that children who die without being baptized are with original sin and thus excluded from heaven, the Church has no formal doctrine on the matter. Theologians, however, have long taught that such children enjoy an eternal state of perfect natural happiness, a state commonly called limbo, but without being in communion with God.

Ah yes, sort of a sham. A stopgap measure perhaps to 'alleviate' the emotional suffering of parents of babies who died.. But didn't really. Worst of all would be the precursor to limbo:

St. Augustine's teaching that unbaptized infants go to hell,

yikes! Pretty stark and horrific. Wouldn't you say? Babies! Jeez.

Well I am glad this German guy decided to bite the bullet and remove this piece of crap from the doctrine....even though they have sort of stopped teaching it already. Somebody has to take the flak and erase it.

Too bad centuries of religious faithful have been born, lived, and died with the certain knowledge that their little ones dying and being separated into this 'no man's land', no admission to heaven, always lost, somewhere in between. They died with these tortured thoughts in their minds.

Ain't religion grand!

Every limbo boy and girl
All around the limbo world
Gonna do the limbo rock
All around the limbo clock
Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let's do the limbo rock

I was raised Catholic. Its really ok that I say this.....
its not like I was attacking some 'foreign' religion

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Limbo has been abolished and it has nothing to do with Rush picture
Cheryl -- Saturday, 21 April 2007, 12:07 am
rush to limbo
Les -- Saturday, 21 April 2007, 1:37 am