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2009-05-14 Europe
Mehmet Ali Agca wants to be baptised at the Vatican
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Posted by Fred 2009-05-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336068 views ]  Top

#1 In The Third Secret by Steve Berry, the secret is that the last pope is named Benedict, a pompous and corrupt pontiff.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-05-14 01:09||   2009-05-14 01:09|| Front Page Top

#2 Hey, Lumpy. Do you believe all the fiction you read?

Agca also suggested that once he is baptized he wants to then receive an honorary degree at Notre Dame.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2009-05-14 09:23||   2009-05-14 09:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Jack:
No, I read fiction for entertainment but authors do a lot of research to make the plot plausible. It was just a comment, as according to the book, the third secret is one kept confidential by the Vatican, giving poetic license to Berry and in conflict with the popes' explanation.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-05-14 09:57||   2009-05-14 09:57|| Front Page Top

#4 Sorry to disagree, but having attempted to kill a pope, should bar any consideration from any Catholic, I say NO BAPTISM,(Unless you hold him down till the bubbles quit rising).
Posted by Redneck Jim">Redneck Jim  2009-05-14 14:21||   2009-05-14 14:21|| Front Page Top

#5 I feel the same way about John Hinckley, who continues to request weekends with his parents. The rule is - you take a shot at the President, you go to jail for life. Period.
Posted by Seafarious 2009-05-14 14:23||   2009-05-14 14:23|| Front Page Top

#6 I never said I agreed with a request for a baptism nor do I think Hinckley deserves weekend outings. Sounds like a ploy to get inside the Vatican. Forgiveness is between Agca and God and any negotiations between them can be done anywhere, including a jail cell.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-05-14 14:43||   2009-05-14 14:43|| Front Page Top

#7 Christianity is founded on the principle of forgiveness and redemption. Is that not, after all, why God sent His only Son? Pope JP2 forgave him, so, *if* the man truly wants to convert, then the opinions of rednecks and others is irrelevant.
Posted by AllahHateMe 2009-05-14 16:59||   2009-05-14 16:59|| Front Page Top

#8  Hey AllahHateMe TROLL,

Ummm, Mods troll droppings on aisle 7, cleanup please.
Posted by Redneck Jim">Redneck Jim  2009-05-14 17:18||   2009-05-14 17:18|| Front Page Top

#9 I happen to agree with AllahHatMe on the forgiveness part but not calling yall Rednecks. He isn't a troll.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2009-05-14 19:36||   2009-05-14 19:36|| Front Page Top

#10 troll droppings? It is your nick choice
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-14 19:36||   2009-05-14 19:36|| Front Page Top

#11 I suppose if Paul, who said that before his conversion he persecuted church members unto their deaths, could go on to write what became entire books of the New Testament, then I also suppose Agca could be baptized.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-05-14 19:52||   2009-05-14 19:52|| Front Page Top

#12 I gather he wants his baptism to be as well-publicized as possible. Since he was (I gather) Muslim, this will bring the usual fatwas demanding death to the apostate. If he is serious, he is courageous.
Posted by James">James  2009-05-14 21:30||]">[]  2009-05-14 21:30|| Front Page Top

#13 Luke 23:39-43 (New International Version)

39One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"

40But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."

42Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

43Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Posted by Skunky Glins 5***">Skunky Glins 5***  2009-05-14 22:04||   2009-05-14 22:04|| Front Page Top

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