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Ralphie
UN estimates on feeding the poor and improving infrastructure to a sustainable level so they can then feed themselves is betwen 200-300 billion dollars over 10 years. I doubt the Catholic Church has more than a few billion in 'assets' that they can actually sell, things like normal buildings and smaller churches. How do you put a price on St Peters Basilica or the contents of the Vatican museum? A lot of that stuff goes into the 'priceless' category.
Kkaril
Ralphie wrote:
UN estimates on feeding the poor and improving infrastructure to a sustainable level so they can then feed themselves is betwen 200-300 billion dollars over 10 years. I doubt the Catholic Church has more than a few billion in 'assets' that they can actually sell, things like normal buildings and smaller churches. How do you put a price on St Peters Basilica or the contents of the Vatican museum? A lot of that stuff goes into the 'priceless' category.


10 shillings for the Holy Grail, take it or leave it.
Beefyfife
In the interest in keeping this vague and anonymous, someone in my life has faith and the ability to believe in people to change but still interact with said people who had cheated on them and still calls them friends....i dunno, its very brief and what not but am I wrong for thinking I wouldnt want to continue to interact with those individuals if they had cheated on me.….aren't i just setting myself up to be lied to again and this cycle of losing trust continuing
Darkshaunz
Jiminy wrote:
I have no idea what the fuck you are trying to ask there Beefy.


Trust me, it got me in circles the first time I read it.

I think that he is trying to say that he doesn't want to be stabbed in the back again, and was asking us if it was wrong that he didn't want to associate with people like that. The reason that he is asking us is that he has a friend with strong religious faith that believes that if someone cheats you, you should just "turn the other cheek".

Just punch them in the dick, problem solved.
hekate
I think it can be unhealthy to keep people in your life who have a negative effect on you.
If you don't want someone in your life because of something they've done/the way they've behaved, you shouldn't keep them around. I don't think religious beliefs should create some sort of onus to keep going back and being hurt.
Moradim
Some religions say eye for an eye is acceptable, but really it's always a judgment call. I'm always culling people from my life who have a negative affect on it. Poor quality people do not deserve my attention and thus get ignored.
Friends always come and go, unless it's a family member I would have no qualms with cutting someone loose.
Jiminy
Yeh, i wouldn't interpret 'turn the other cheek' as continue to put up with negative treatment. It's more, don't respond to it. At least that's how i see it.
Cakes
I've never really been one to think people can 'change', more so people choose not to let a specific quality (bad or good) continue to be dominant. Now that is not the same as changing, as they still have the capacity to revert back to that specific thing that people either did or didn't like about them, it depends on situations.

As for cheating, to betray someone is probably one of the lower things you could do to someone who means something to you.I'm just going to assume you are going with the "should I forgive" people for those acts.. Well it all depends on what faith.. Adultery is considered a big no no in most of them right?

Irrespective of whatever faith this guy believes in, I couldn't forgive someone who cheated on me to the point where I could be in a relationship with them again. I think he is setting himself up to be lied too further.

A question though: This person is happy enough at them being their friends, but is this person wanting to try again at a relationship with the person that cheated on them?

I could probably handle being friends with a woman who cheated on me, in time.. but as far as ever letting them be anything more.. hell no.
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