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Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), May 13, 2008 at 18:38

First of all, the Reformation happened because Renaissance Europeans couldn't handle this little thing called "self-discipline." It kind of reminds me what is happening today with liberals.

Mohammmed did the same with Islam.

Martin Luther never wanted to seperate from the Church, but his followers saw it as opportunity to serve both God and what they wanted.

All these off-shoots were an excuse for man to serve himself while looking like serving God.

Jesus of Nazerth specifically said that one cannot serve both God and mammon.

Islam paid the price for nearly 1400 years of poverty that still shows no signs of going anywhere, and Protestants are the number one contributor to atheists. Why? Because unlike the Church of Rome, their demoninations bend and sway with the social winds. Now, they are utterly ruined and corrupted.

This isn't surprising because all those religions were founded on selfish principles. And selfishness the core of the devil, not God. And now Islam stand ready to walk all over them.

As far as the Church's role in political affairs, well, they did tell England & Scotland to stop the fighting, and they had to jump in and settle the world's biggest land dispute between Portugal and Spain in South America.

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