**The news of the past few days apparently has people in an emotional tizzy. The purpose of this section of the forum is for religious debate. If you are incapable of following the rules of this section of the forum, I suggest you stay off of it. People of any religion deserve the respect our Pope encourages.
Let me, once again, point out the rules for discussion for inter-faith dialogue in the sticky above the forum:
Members are free to discuss, dialogue, question, disagree with, and debate the doctrines and dogmas of both Catholicism and non-Catholic religions. However, all discourse must be civil and charitable.
For both Catholic and non-Catholic posters:
It is acceptable to question the doctrine or dogma of another’s faith
It is never acceptable to question the sincerity of an individual’s beliefs
Bringing up historical controversies peculiar to a particular religion should be done cautiously*
It is acceptable to discuss the effect the incident had on current policy or practice.
It is acceptable to seek the truth vs. commonly-held beliefs or conventional wisdom about actual events.
It is fallacious reasoning to use embarrassing incidents to claim that they “prove” a particular religion is false.
Expecting members of any Church to defend or answer for the excesses or extremism of bodies that have broken with it is a technique that has no merit and can’t be defended.
These rules for posting are not open for debate.
Most of our regulars on NCRs have no problem posting within these guidelines. If you are not a regular on this sub-forum, I suggest you read before you post.
I will bump this up again.**