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I heard somewhere that Churches build high ceiling on purpose to be "closer" to heaven...as if that would make any difference. :nope: Sad =/ Sometimes I wonder if Church leaders teach ANYTHING to their members. This funny lookin' cart looks the same! :shrugs:

One of my RV's says the only time they use the Bible is to hold it out in a gesture to make a point. They never read from it in her church.:bible:

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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I think the pope know the basic bible truth ( God's personal name, condition of the dead, sainthood and the like) but if they tell the turth, it will make their teachings they have invalid and would only turn billions of people become JW. IMO.

Modesty is not something we can simply define in a way that suits us.


Say what you mean. Mean what you say. But don't say it mean.

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Pope Remembers Steffie

"But he's still just a naughty boy to me" say Cooma Cousin

By Markus Mannheim

He may be the spiritual head of the world's largest Christian church, but a cousin of Pope Benedict the XVI says that he is still a naughty boy to her.

Steffie Brzakovic, 78, of Cooma, received a call from her famous first cousin shortly after his election in a papal conclave in April.

It was the first time she had heard from him in more than 50 years.

Mrs. Brzakovic, who was raised in the southern Germany city of Weilheim before moving to Australia in 1956, said she remembered Joseph Ratzinger as a young boy who was often up to no good.

"He was everywhere he shouldn't [have] been, she recalled yesterday, shaking her head. "When I think today of what we did, it's a wonder that [we are] alive."

When she received the phone call three months ago she first thought it was a prank. It wasn't until His Holiness told her it was "Ratzinger Pepi", referring to his childhood nickname, that she realized who was on the other end.

"I said, 'Are you the Pope?' and he [replied]. 'But for you I am still Ratzinger Pepi'."

Mrs. Brzakovic was raised as a Roman Catholic, but became a Jehovah's Witness in the 1970's.

She said that while her religious differences with her family had caused frustration, the Pope had encouraged her for following her faith.

"He told me that 'You are doing the work that we should do'," she said, referring to her church's missionary work. "He said, 'You have halls that are not too big, but they are full. We have cathedrals, churches, chapels and they are empty'."

Mrs. Brzakovic is spending this weekend at a Jehovah's Witness convention in Canberra with about 3000 district worshippers.

Pope's Cousin a JW You can save the pic of the news article and make it larger to read it. The sister has a DC lapel pin on.

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