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The Pope in Canada


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It had been in the Canadian news for quite some time: The Pope would be visiting the country.

Many of the people - especially those who were catholic - were eager or interested in seeing this man in person, and many of them were waiting either near the Ferinh Airport or within the city itself, on the route that was officially planned to be taken. However, there were no big preparations or anything - the Pope would be met like any other country's ruler.

At the Airport itself, the Chairman was waiting personally for the Pope's craft to arrive. He was interested in how this "Holy Man", as he was called by those of his faith, would see a country dedicating itself to rationality, socialism and, officially, atheism - even though religion wasn't forbidden explicitely. It was merely discouraged, but there were plenty of people that took the burden of higher taxes or such things simply to practise their faith in peace.

It would quite possibly be a very memorable visit for both of them, the Chairman and the Pope.

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Landing in Canada, Pope Paul VII felt a little heavier with stress. Vatican City was facing major threats within and is on the verge of possible great changes. He tries to forget, at least for the visit and with new enthusiasm he exits the plane.

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Leclerc would wait patiently at the end of the stairs leading down from the plane. Once the pope reached the ground, the Chairman bowed slightly.

"Your Holiness, welcome to Canada. It is an honour that you visit us. Did you have a good flight?"

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The Generals of the Atheist Republic condemn this visit by the man who some see as the holiest in the world to the North American continent. Religion merely clouds the mind and dulls the senses, and turns intelligent, hard-working people into drones.

In a formal statement, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mayo says to the generals of the Athiest Republic, " We condemn those who choose to prejudice against others for no criminal reason."

In a rather informal statement, before being scolded by the King, he says, "Why don't you shut the h*** up!"

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The Generals of the Atheist Republic condemn this visit by the man who some see as the holiest in the world to the North American continent. Religion merely clouds the mind and dulls the senses, and turns intelligent, hard-working people into drones.

You would find, if you were willing to listen to reason, that that the Pope is the furthest thing from a promoter of mindless obedience. In addition, he is a strong advocate for peace.

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In a formal statement, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mayo says to the generals of the Athiest Republic, " We condemn those who choose to prejudice against others for no criminal reason."

In a rather informal statement, before being scolded by the King, he says, "Why don't you shut the h*** up!"

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE GENERALS TO SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

"No criminal reason? How many wars have been started because of differences in religion? How many people have been tortured, killed, or prejudiced against because of religion? If those actions are not criminal, sir, then we ask you to show us what is. As for your earlier statement, if you are so keen to have us stop speaking, we encourage you to come over and try and make it happen."

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The Generals of the Atheist Republic condemn this visit by the man who some see as the holiest in the world to the North American continent. Religion merely clouds the mind and dulls the senses, and turns intelligent, hard-working people into drones.

"If they became drones, maybe they weren't as educated, intelligent and hard-working as you assume them to be...?"

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE GENERALS TO SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

"No criminal reason? How many wars have been started because of differences in religion? How many people have been tortured, killed, or prejudiced against because of religion? If those actions are not criminal, sir, then we ask you to show us what is. As for your earlier statement, if you are so keen to have us stop speaking, we encourage you to come over and try and make it happen."

Formal: Catholicism has never been the cause of war; wars such as the Crusades were held because of nations. Religion has simply been an excuse.

Informal: From the King, "Please excuse my Secretary of Foreign Affaris. He has been given a serious lecture about respect. My humblest apologies to you for that rude statement."

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE GENERALS TO SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

"No criminal reason? How many wars have been started because of differences in religion? How many people have been tortured, killed, or prejudiced against because of religion? If those actions are not criminal, sir, then we ask you to show us what is. As for your earlier statement, if you are so keen to have us stop speaking, we encourage you to come over and try and make it happen."

How many wars have been started with no involvement of religion? Greed, pride, racial prejudice, revenge for past 'wrongs,' all are contributing factors. It is illogical to single out religion as the sole cause of any war.

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How many wars have been started with no involvement of religion? Greed, pride, racial prejudice, revenge for past 'wrongs,' all are contributing factors. It is illogical to single out religion as the sole cause of any war.

OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM THE GENERALS

Yet you do not deny that religion has caused wars. Many of those other things are simply human nature, such as greed and pride. When one has a choice, and that choice can cause prejudice and cause wars, it is illogical that one would choose when there are so many other, natural, reasons for war.

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OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM THE GENERALS

Yet you do not deny that religion has caused wars. Many of those other things are simply human nature, such as greed and pride. When one has a choice, and that choice can cause prejudice and cause wars, it is illogical that one would choose when there are so many other, natural, reasons for war.

We do not deny that religion has been used as an excuse for war. However, even without it, those who are determined to war for any reason will simply find another excuse. And that's all it is, an excuse. It is not a requirement that one become a mindless zombie to be an advocate of a religion. Far from it, as the Bible itself acknowledges--

"Come, let us reason together."

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We do not deny that religion has been used as an excuse for war. However, even without it, those who are determined to war for any reason will simply find another excuse. And that's all it is, an excuse. It is not a requirement that one become a mindless zombie to be an advocate of a religion. Far from it, as the Bible itself acknowledges--

"Come, let us reason together."

The Bible also says "Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot." We can pick out random quotes from your so-called "holy book" just as well as you can.

Once again, the Atheist Republic denounces the Pope's presence on the North American continent, and urges the Chairman to expel him immediately.

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The Bible also states "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on (your) right cheek, turn the other one to him as well...You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you"

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The Bible also states "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on (your) right cheek, turn the other one to him as well...You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you"

And your Bible also tells you to kill those of other religions (Ex. 22:19, Deut. 13:7-12, Deut. 17:2-5, Romans 1:24-32, Numbers 25:1-9), to kill nonbelievers (2 Chronicles 15:12-13), and to wipe out an entire town if one person worships another god (Deut. 13:13-19).

As stated before, each side can pick out random quotes to support their arguments.

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And your Bible also tells you to kill those of other religions (Ex. 22:19, Deut. 13:7-12, Deut. 17:2-5, Romans 1:24-32, Numbers 25:1-9), to kill nonbelievers (2 Chronicles 15:12-13), and to wipe out an entire town if one person worships another god (Deut. 13:13-19).

As stated before, each side can pick out random quotes to support their arguments.

Know that all of the quotes you are using are only in the Old Testament, the book of the Jews. That section is mostly prophesy, Psalms, and History. Our belief is in the New testament, starting with the Gospels. The New Testament completes our historical books.

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Know that all of the quotes you are using are only in the Old Testament, the book of the Jews. That section is mostly prophesy, Psalms, and History. Our belief is in the New testament, starting with the Gospels. The New Testament completes our historical books.

How little you know your own faith. The Book of Romans is in the New Testament. Unfortunate.

OOC: This is the third time I have tried to return this topic back to the OP and you continue to keep going in the religious debate. Can you finally take the hint to shut up now?

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How little you know your own faith. The Book of Romans is in the New Testament. Unfortunate.

OOC: This is the third time I have tried to return this topic back to the OP and you continue to keep going in the religious debate. Can you finally take the hint to shut up now?

Overlooked that. Sorry. But note how Jesus never says anything that you claim are what makes Catholicism evil.

OOC: On the contrary, religion makes the RP more interesting. I'm sure tons of religious people would like to have "wars" with athiests and vice-versa.

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Exiting the plane, the Pope was greeted by the Chairman. "Hello Chairman, I am also honored to have been invited to Canada. And my trip was very comfortable, thank you."

"That is always good to hear. Now, would you like to visit the city for a bit? We have several quite impressive sights here in Ferinh, one of them viewable from even here."

The Chairman pointed to the Nakheel tower, the highest building on the planet, at almost 1,200 meters or well over 3,900 feet height. "Would you like to visit the Nakheel Tower?"

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