Other abuses included simony, nepotism, pluralism and absenteeism. Another factor as to how ripe the Catholic Church was for reformation was the papacy. The Pope was the most powerful figure in the Catholic Church as he had the power to create new laws, appoint cardinals and rule over the central government of the Church. However several popes abused their power for example Pope Julius II who was known as the ‘Warrior Pope’ because of his military interests. He was also rumoured to be having sexual relationships which other men.
Many Clergymen acted in a disobedient way and were crass to their most loyal of followers. Often, they were uneducated or even illiterate and as a result, they failed to administer the sacraments as what was expected of them. Priests having wives and children were not uncommon, despite this going against their vows of celibacy. Clerical marriage was a controversial issue that proved to be an important aspect for Luther in is argument for the corruption of the Church. The problem amounted and became so worse that in 1512, the Council of Seville requested that all their wives should leave their children.
Traditionalist Catholics generally prefer to be referred to either simply as Catholics or Roman Catholic. In recent years, remarks by Gibson have generated accusations of homophobia, anti-Semitism, and racism; he has apologized repeatedly for the statements and denied that they represent his real opinions. Another big difference in the two movies is the fact that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, does not appear in “Superstar” at all yet she plays a major role in “The Passion”. This may be attributed to Mel Gibson’s Catholic background. It does follow the gospel more closely.
Many people didn’t like the ideas. Puritans hated the ideas since they thought that the church should be simple. Many people thought that they were trying to turn the church into Catholic Church. Charles 1’s wife was a Catholic and had her own chapel and priest. He was also a Catholic.
It is true that we should doubt this miraculous transubstantiation as each time this miraculous event happens it is done by a corrupt and unholy priest behind a screen. As regular church goers you should have the right to see what your church is about but if Catholicism can't even promise that then how on earth can you truly believe in the church? The wine into blood and the eucharistic bread into the body of Christ should be before your very eyes, if not then one assumes the church to be a sham and a fake. This is very similar to the current sate of the church, priests gambling, buying into prostitution, creating nepotism, absenteeism and pluralism. This is hardly the personal and morally correct spiritual values that the church prides itself on?
The Exorcist is a must-see cult classic that has earned its place in pop culture. An exorcism is the process of removing demonic presence from a possessed individual. Not only does The Exorcist deal with an ongoing religious controversy, the demons portrayed in the film have haunted the viewers since the release in 1973. A sensational horror film in my opinion should hold a suspenseful plot, haunting extraordinary graphics, and the actors should strongly preform the script to provoke the audiences’ fears. To someone who’s seen various horror movies, the haunting graphics in The Exorcist left an unforgettable image of evil and will remain a must see movie in my opinion.
A few of the bad sides of religion include the way that different religions get stereotyped into the most terrible side of extremists. Another example of the past negativity the church has had in the past is the many crusades the church went on in order to force their outlook on the masses of Europe. There has also been many counts of corruption stemming from the Vatican all the way back to the beginning of the biblical era. Lastly the church has the ability to bring out the vilest sides of some people that turn into extreme groups that castigate and have even killed the people that didn’t follow their norms. The church we are talking about in this context is more the organized institution of church and not the sanctuaries some people confide in or, the community that the Sunday sermon can bring to people.
Kevin Morgan LCC 3302 The Effect of Darwin’s Theory on the Christian and Scientific Communities 570 It is well known that Darwin was not the biggest fan of religion. However, his general attitude toward the church was far from malicious. Darwin’s research was purely of scientific merit, and yet was perceived as an attack on the idea of creationism. The church took personal offense by his publications, and even retaliated with volumes of work discrediting Darwin. While his ideas were revolutionary at the time, Christianity has persisted for over a century, but has built a tolerance to the ideas of natural selection.
The comments were mostly negative since it violates some of the commandments of God. It also brought controversy to the Roman Catholic Religion. Some were complaining about it, I’ve even heard that the The Philippine Alliance Against Pornography (PAAP) appealed to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stop the showing of The Da Vinci Code in the Philippines. They branded the film as "the most pornographic and blasphemous film in history" and also requested the help of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and other religious groups to stop the showing of the film. There are also lots of Catholic
This includes days such as Birthday of the Land Deity (16th Day of the 12th Month), Sending of the Kitchen God (24th Day of the 12th Month), Chinese New Year Shopping (25th Day of the 12th Month until Chinese New Year Eve), Spring Cleaning (28th Day of the 12th Month) and Chinese New Year Eve (29th or 30th Day of the 12th Month). At the stroke of midnight, Chinese New Year is greeted by loud firecrackers signifying a new year. On this day several taboos must be followed. For example, family members cannot do any cleaning on this day as it is believed that cleaning clean away all the good luck. Windows and doors can be seen decorated with paper cuts and couplets with auspicious sayings such as ‘happiness’, ‘wealth’, ‘longevity’.