Friday, April 20, 2007

Where religion comes from

Apparently, it's totally legitimate to just kind of, you know,
make this stuff up as we go along:

The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went.

In a long-awaited document, the Church's International Theological Commission said limbo reflected an "unduly restrictive view of salvation," according to the U.S.-based Catholic News Service, which obtained a copy on Friday.

The thumbs-down verdict on limbo had been expected for years and the document, called "The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptised," was seen as most likely to be final since limbo was never formally part of Church doctrine.

...The commission has been working on the document for some time and members have said in the past that it would recommend that the concept of limbo be scrapped.

Go figure.


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