Paul's Passing Thoughts

Tweet Your Way Out of Purgatory

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on June 7, 2017

Well, if protestant elders have the power of the keys, the power to forgive sin, or declare you an unbeliever, why can’t the Pope reduce someone’s time in purgatory? Seems reasonable to me.  Not sure what Chris Anderson finds so offensive about the notion.

~ Andy


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  1. Susan said, on June 7, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Come on guys, this is “fake news.” It is a joke. And I bet it is some unnamed/ anonymous source. Seriously, when viewing anything in the main stream media, remember: if it is an auto accident, fire or natural disaster, traffic report with city cameras, weather report and/ or school or business cancellations (because of weather), it likely is true and can be believed. Anything else … and everything else … forget about it. It’s fake.

    And if it is not a joke and/ or if it is not fake, then if Protestants can have prayer clothes and hems of garments and seed money (and who knows what else) …. well, fair is fair ….. seems to me that Catholics should be able to have whatever they want as well. We are all headed toward a One World Church anyway … if this expedites the process, shouldn’t we all be rejoicing? (sarcasm off. One World Beast System Not a Good Thing).


  2. lydia00 said, on June 7, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    The Vatican has a communications/PR arm that rivals multinationals. Somehow, a gaggle of photographers just happen to be around when he washes feet spontaneously.

    The Vatican communications arm tells Catholics what they think. Yet, not one link in the article about this announcement of a “one time offer” from the Pope?

    Confession by twitter?


    • John said, on June 8, 2017 at 1:52 PM

      Not that it would be all that private, this twitterfession. Good one, Lydia.


    • Susan said, on June 9, 2017 at 7:23 PM

      Lydia, that is hilarious. I bet that would be the most popular twitter feed ever. It would go viral. Hashtag: #TrueConfessions A few problems instantly come to mind: law enforcement would be monitoring that feed and tracking down and solving an entire series of crimes, there is a rule of evidence called “statement against interests” that would make the tweets admissible in court and any clergy-penitent privilege would be lost because it is a public forum. But then again, maybe I am looking at this all wrong. What’s not to love: solve crimes, protect the public, make criminal defense difficult, send creeps to prison, add income/ earnings to divorce lawyers, unburden the soul, provide free entertainment …. Sigh …. alas, it will never be.


  3. John said, on June 8, 2017 at 6:11 AM

    What irks me the most about the post is the line “Nothing celebrates #Reformation500 like…”

    What? Who in his right mind would celebrate that thing called the Reformation? How much damage has that thing caused that the indoctrinated ones call “An act of God”? How many souls have been kicked and kept from heaven because of that atrocity? Jesus failed His mission, and so the devils Augustine, Calvin, Luther (the dead ones) and the wolves still alive (Piper, MacArthur, Washer, Sproul, White, etc.) must now show us the way…man’s foolish way; the one that leads to death.

    Well, these devils have no power. Period. No authority. Period. No wisdom. Period. Leave it. Ignore! Good dog.

    I also don’t know who Chris Anderson is, and I don’t really want to know, as his Protestant underwear is showing a mile away.

    Yes, Susan, it is “fake news” and funny news….both the “pope’s” freaky discount on something that does not exist and Anderson’s retort, which he seriously thinks is oh-so-funny. Joke’s on him, really. Big. Time.


  4. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on June 8, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    The protestants may not “overtly” sell indulgences, or do so for the sake of getting an early release from purgatory. but tell me this: what happens if you don’t put your “tithe” in the offering plate regularly? Or how much influence are wealthy members able to purchase for themselves with the leadership when they fund someone’s “pet project”? How is this any different from the practice of “indulgences”? I tell you, there is none!

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  5. lydia00 said, on June 8, 2017 at 6:42 PM

    Oh trust me, Andy. I saw indulgences a plenty in the mega world. Elder boards were like the “millionaire before 40 club”. Special attention paid to people with vacation homes and so on. It’s the same stuff the RCC has without the gold icons, special hats and red shoes.


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