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Old 04 April 2013, 08:44 PM
crescent crescent is offline
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I suppose it is a sign of progress when people are not familiar with anti-Catholic conspiracy theories.

The old girlfriend of mine also believed that the Catholic church prohibited Catholics from owning or reading bibles.* People used to worry that JFK would have more loyalty to the Pope than to the U.S. Anti-Catholic bigotry was once a significant part of the KKK's platform.

Nowadays, most people seem unaware that Catholics ever faced any biases. It would be nice to get there with other groups some day.

*Like many of the most damaging conspiracy theories, that one might have had a bit of truth to it at one point, I seem to recall that one of the issues at the beginning of the protestant reformation had to do with printing bibles in local languages.
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