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Pope urges respect for prostitutes at crowded Bangkok mass
Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium Thursday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant.
The remarks came at the end of a whirlwind day of meetings for Pope Francis, who is on his first trip to Buddhist-majority Thailand where he is carrying a message of religious harmony and peace.
He heads to Japan next, visiting the twin atomic bombs sites of Nagasaki and Hiroshima where he will seek a ban on "immoral" nuclear weapons....
I wonder if the attendees were given any money or other things to attend. There are very few Christians in these countries where he is visiting, and I doubt he is going to raise the attendance level at any Catholic churches in the area. So you wonder--why does he go? I guess logic is something people forget in this day of world-connected-ness, where a house fire in Hoboken is reported on your 10pm TV nightly news, as if it affected the thousands who are watching. Notice how the weather folk have been droning on and on about that storm 'Sebastian' which has no impact on anyone in the US except for a few dozen cargo ship owners who might have a couple of their ships out there, and they certainly won't be watching the 10pm TV news to find out about their ships. It's the same way with those old PBS shows, "This Old House" which feature remodeling old houses, and spending millions of dollars on them, so much so that you wonder...why not tear down and build something newer, safer, less lead paint, less asbestos, less lead pipes, etc. Or the woodworking show that features tools that cost thousands of dollars, and workshops that only a few farmers with barns could hold.
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpts from, "Rahab" Even the Pope, the vicar of Satan, knows the Bible well enough that all people should be treated as being made in the image of God and thus deserve some respect.
If the vicar of Satan cared what the Bible said, what you said might ring more true.
Easton Dictionary wrote: ....The spies reported how it had fared with them ( Josh. 2:1-7 ). They had been exposed to danger in Jericho, and had been saved by the fidelity of Rahab the harlot, to whose house they had gone for protection. When the city of Jericho fell (6:17-25), Rahab and her whole family were preserved according to the promise of the spies, and were incorporated among the Jewish people. She afterwards became the wife of Salmon, a prince of the tribe of Judah ( Ruth 4:21 ; 1 Chr. 2:11 ; Matt. 1:5 )....
excerpts from, "Rahab"
Even the Pope, the vicar of Satan, knows the Bible well enough that all people should be treated as being made in the image of God and thus deserve some respect.