Yeah, meant to mention those Christian bookstores, John. Several years ago, I was searching out Christian bookstores. I found a couple, drove to them, went in, and discovered they were all things Catholic, labeled as Chriatian bookstore. You're right though, and that even the bonafide ones, are really littered now with all sorts of trash.
Thanks bro, I always thought they were just another money-spinner for the RCC, even if they were just a franchise. Mind you, Christian bookshops are not far behind, going by all the religious junk they sell to more-than-willing buyers of religious junk. A good Christian bookshop is getting harder to find as time goes on.
John UK Wrote:I wonder if the RCC shops, which sell all sorts of idols and statues will hearken to the voice of their master. What a horrible sight those Catholic shops are.
Hi John, although those Catholic shops are private entities, and not church sanctioned/owned, I def get your drift. Nobody can really argue that these stores don't carry and sell exactly what the people are searching for, so church sanctioned or not, they speak to the large picture, for sure. I haven't been in one in ages, but the one prominent thing I remember were all of the tall candles with pictures of Mary and saints on them with little instruction cards on what they're responsible for, and how to use the candles to petition them to receive their particular blessings. Anyway, very interesting listening to a Pope blast others on the topic of wealth and idols. I will say though that he seems a bit more progressive, and probably truly doesn't care about wealth on a personal level, but idolatry, well, that's a must, even though it's cleverly labeled as veneration. Maybe in word, but certainly not in practice.
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