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This from the Yahoo! News:Pope May Abolish Limbo
Based on what?
Some new proof that no such thing exists?*
An overwhelming sense that, totally unlike other Catholic teachings, it seems unfair to consign otherwise-innocent unbaptized babies' souls to anywhere other than heaven?**
An email from God that, hey, you guys had that wrong for the last thousand years, and I've been meaning to tell you but never got around to it?***
Religion is stupid.*Because there's so much proof for the rest of their stuff, right?
**Yep, no other Catholic dogma seems unfair. Nope, I mean, just look how fair the church has been to women over the years. Oh, and scientists. And Jews (though they HAVE backed down on that one since the Inquisition and WWII). How unpopular does a teaching have to be to get removed from the Catechism? The church's positions on abortion and birth control are astonishingly unpopular (and widely ignored by so-called Catholics), but I haven't heard any news about those getting the axe.
***This is a joke, of course. I'm pretty sure God communicates via messages on water towers, faces in the smoke of the twin towers, or cryptic appearances on Hispanic foodstuffs, so maybe the church just missed it.