Humanity never committed any Original Sin.

Humanity never committed any Original Sin.   Humans are not ‘born with Original sin’ on their souls.   Jesus did not come to ‘free’ us from Original sin. If he had, why is the church still teaching that people must be baptized to ‘be freed from Original sin’ if Jesus died to save us from this sin.   The Jewish people did not believe in Original sin [personal sin—yes—-but not Original sin]. And Jesus growing up as a devout Jew would not have believed in Original sin, either.   John’s baptism was for people to renounce their personal sins —and to prepare those...
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sent by a friend…

I take no credit for the research. However if even only small parts of this is true… : Decide for yourselves 1) Trump owes Blackstone/ Bayrock group $560 million dollars (one of his largest debtors and the primary reason he won’t reveal his tax returns) 2) Blackstone is owned wholly by Russian billionaires, who owe their position to Putin and have made billions from their work with the Russian government. 3) Other companies that have borrowed from Blackstone have claimed that owing money to them is like owing to the Russian mob and while you owe them, they own you for many favors. 4) The...
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Feminist Ordination – A Trinitarian A pproach. Does the distinction betwee n ordained and non – ordained ministry make any sense?

Teresa Forcades at WOW 2015   – TRANSCRIPT Margaret Johnson – introduction Good afternoon. I’m very honoured to announce our final keynote speaker. Sister Teresa Forcades i Vila is, too put it bluntly, a force of nature, a Benedictine nun, a feminist theologian and a prominent activist for social justice. Sister Teresa has a nonstop schedule speaking, teaching and galvanising a political movement in her native Catalonia. She has gained a huge international following through her criticisms of pharmaceutical companie and her political campaign for the region of Catalonia to gain independence...
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Teresa Forcardes OSB…in her own words

“I’ve been censored, my lectures have been cancelled whether in the medical, the political, or the religious arena. In medicine, because of my criticism of the pharmaceutical industry. In politics, because of my criticism of Israeli government policy in the confrontation with the Palestinian people. In the religious environment, because I support homosexuals unions and because of my feminism. The latest episode was when I was to have gone to Israel for a lecture and they didn’t let me enter the country, they sent me back.”   “Criticisms are to be expected. I follow...
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Independent thinking: Sr Teresa Forcades

The result of the Scottish independence referendum this week will be awaited eagerly not just in the UK but around the world; and nowhere more so than in Catalonia, where the question of independence is also dominating political discussion. One of the most influential voices in the Catalan independence debate is, surprisingly, that of a Benedictine nun. Sr Teresa Forcades spoke to Thinking Faith’s Editor about capitalism, community and the Catalan question.   Questions of sovereignty and independence are at the top of the UK political agenda in the final days before the Scottish independence...
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