One day we'll get some believer in here that has a brain and is basically sane.
You mean someone like Dr.John Lennox? Or do you really mean that you don't see how belief and sanity could rationally coexist?
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maybe because u don't know the nomenclature or anything that you're talking about.
I'll give this one last go. This is what Limbo is supposed to be according to the Catholic Church
quote:The Limbo of Infants (Latin limbus infantium or limbus puerorum) is the hypothetical permanent status of the unbaptized who die in infancy, too young to have committed actual sins, but not having been freed from original sin.
Until recently it was taught that unbaptised babies that died could never get into heaven - their souls were in Limbo, neither heaven nor hell. It was part of the Catholic catechism which I'm sure even you have heard about.
Purgatory is quite different
quote:Purgatory (Latin: purgatorium, via Anglo-Norman and Old French) is, according to the belief of some Christians (mostly Catholics), an intermediate state after physical death for expiatory purification.
Purgatory is a place of torture were the soul is purified before entering heaven.
So Limbo, you can never enter heaven (but it's not hell or purgatory either, there's no torture); purgatory you get tortured for a while, then when you're all done, you get to heaven.
Your mad church still believes in purgatory but since 2007 no longer believes in Limbo. (And Limbo is no longer in the catechism of Catholic beliefs).
It's all mediaeval, and just plain evil, but that's what Catholics are now required to believe.
However, this new pope of yours - who actually seems to be pretty decent for a Jesuit - doesn't seem to even believe in hell, let alone limbo and purgatory.
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