'Pizza pope' builds a Catholic heaven

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  1. JGrubbs

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    A FORMER marine who was raised by nuns and made a fortune selling pizza has embarked on a £230m plan to build the first town in America to be run according to strict Catholic principles.
    Abortions, pornography and contraceptives will be banned in the new Florida town of Ave Maria, which has begun to take shape on former vegetable farms 90 miles northwest of Miami.



    Tom Monaghan, the founder of the Domino’s Pizza chain, has stirred protests from civil rights activists by declaring that Ave Maria’s pharmacies will not be allowed to sell condoms or birth control pills. The town’s cable television network will carry no X-rated channels.

    The town will be centred around a 100ft tall oratory and the first Catholic university to be built in America for 40 years. The university’s president, Nicholas J Healy, has said future students should “help rebuild the city of God” in a country suffering from “catastrophic cultural collapse”.

    Source: The Sunday Times
     
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    Sincerity and truth are not necessarily inclusive.
    He needs a law abolishing the "Old sin nature".
     
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    Does he think that is going to do away with the sin nature of all men?
     
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    Theocracies don't work, whether they're at a national level, or a local level. This guy was a great businessman, but any businessperson will tell you that the first rule of business is to get your entity to meet the needs of the consumer, not trying to get the consumer to conform to your needs as an entity.

    BTW, I can't help what the city motto will be: "Ave Maria - Gee it's good to see ya". Oh well, as they say, when in Rome, do as a Roman.
     
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    The most important question here is who the heck actually eats Domino's!?!
     
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    I do. Next to Papa John's, it's the best pizza around.
     
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    Thanks, I needed that!!

    Wishing God's Blessings on you and yours, Johnv,
    BiR
     
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    Hmmmm . . . didn't God set up Israel as a theocracy before they demanded a king to rule over them?
     
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    I wonder if he'll burn heretics?
     
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    Hmmmm . . . didn't God set up Israel as a theocracy before they demanded a king to rule over them? </font>[/QUOTE]So, are you saying that you would like to live in a modern theocracy? I don't want to simply assume that, so I thought I would ask.

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    Just sayin' that maybe we should be careful when saying "theocracies don't work" when God set up the first one. Maybe it would be safer and more appropriate to say that theocracies don't work when they are set up under man's conditions or intentions.

    Julia
     
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    Have you read the history of Israel? It didn't work
     
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    The guy built a university. When's the last time a Protestant billionaire built a university?
     
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    just wondering...

    Would ordering Papa John's be a mortal sin?
     
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    Yup. The theocracy didn't work. Not out of anything done by God, but due to that which man does. Jesus later said that his Kingdom is not of this earth. I reiterate. Theocracies don't work.
    If that is so, then I shall sin boldly.
     
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    Should that be "haven" and not "heaven"?
     
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    Jerry Falwell. Liberty University.

    Hope his works out better.
     

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