We will update the version of usa cigarettes and keep the latest information with the USA market.
Disgruntled Catholic and Martin Luther have something in common James Warren's letter (Upcoming renewal congress nothing but a smokescreen, June 13, 2012) is particularly revealing of what must be considered a significant body of opinion within the membership of our local Roman Catholic Church. Consider, if you will, his remark, "Why should a bishop have the power to say what the parishioners within a given parish can do with their own money?" Why, indeed? Warren and others might do well to remember that it and a similar series of more pressing questions were asked many hundreds of years ago. The result culminated in a little thing known as the Reformation. Warren then follows with, "As with most institutions, control always comes down to money and who controls it." He once again hit the nail squarely on its head. He could quite justifiably have said more, perhaps even that in every conflict in history, the Catholic Church has favoured the moneyed interests, provided, of course, that they, in turn, supported the Catholic Church. It is not mere money, however, over which the Catholic Church seeks control in what can only be described as its historically rigid pursuit of being an inflexible theocratic dictatorship. Control and power is and always has been its mantra, only surrendering bits and pieces of either here and there after being dragged, kicking and screaming, to the metaphorical altar of reform. Yet, it still remains a misogynist, secretive and hugely hypocritical institution. It has acted not as a catalyst, but rather as a retardant agent in each and every step people have made throughout history in their pursuit of knowledge, free thought and, yes, liberty. Stand up parishioners and shed the shackles of the old virgin men who believe they, better than you, should control your lives. We, as Cape Bretoners, are truly sheltered from the rest of the world despite the internet being a worldwide tool of communication. The sentiments revealed in this letter are a broader part of a mindset that has creeped up in segments of Roman Catholic clergy who see a strong commitment to Human Rights as being the true ascention of any religious order. If it weren't for religion, we would have no pursuits of an Egalitarian Society at all. In Austria, for example, there are a number of priests (400+ growing daily) who start their sermons off with 7 blessings they support the banning of celibacy, acknowledge the need for the ordination of women and pass out communion to the excommunicated and divorced. Their clergy numbers are in the thousands world wide. These priests realize that Canon Law is Church Law which changes depending on the wants and needs of the current Pope whereby Natural Law, St. Thomas's decree, is the true doctrine of the faith and will stand the test of time. St. Thomas states that the first rule of religion and society is to never hold men/women in unnatural laws and the best example of this is by taking away their voices on issues that affect them. And this, my friends, is the greatest threat to security worldwide voiceless nations proudly walking aimlessly through corporate landscapes draped in the finest garments and technologies that rampant, albeit dangerous material consumerism can provide. Shame on us. I recently watched a interesting debate on you tube asking the question : "Has the Catholic church been a force for good in the world" ? It was a lively debate and the many sins of the church were discussed as well as the good they have done. The sins included the abuse and rape of children, the pope ordering the massacre of Muslims and the many abuses of peoples around the world. They infringe their will on people and openly condemn gays and lesbians. I think they could be accused of the death of many innocent people over history and yet they continue to draw a crowd. The Vatican did its best to hide the acts against children our most vulnerable. For the life of me I cannot understand anyone defending this religion or any religion for that matter. At least we can speak freely about our views unlike people under the reign of the church many hundreds of years ago. Emmett to use such terms as "Retardant Agent " and " Old virgin men" is not exactly refreshing. In my opinion is narrow minded, and ignorant Bigotry of the worse kind. This is not the language that true Christian would use while talking about one of the world;s oldest and respected Religions. Contrary to what many people believe, Roman Catholicism is the worlds fastest growing Religion. Remember, Mr. Like racism, anti Catholic Bigotry always existed in Cape Breton but few have been so bold in their hateful views as Mr. Robert Morley. Contrary to what Mr, Morley states, It is the Catholic Church that preserved literature, culture and the arts during the Middle ages. Catholic Scholars and Educators have left the world with many of our great treasures. The Church has preserved and saved priceless art work of the masters such as the sistine chapel that can be viewed by people from all over the world, not just Catholics. These treasures are the collective wealth of Western Civilization, have only intrinsic monetary value and are enjoyed by all Christians, not just Catholics. Mr. Morley mentions, Martin Luther, who indeed was a great man but he conveniently ignores the Murdering, adulterous Henry Vlll and his record during the Reformation in England. Ask the Irish how they were treated under Protestant Rule? The Catholic Church makes mistakes but it continues to grow world wide, it will evolve with the times and still do what it was intended to do, help people lead a good moral life and spread peace and good will, not bigotry and intolerance like Mr. Morley.