Once again, the church (any church) is going about it's insidious business of trying to brainwash the youth of our society and poison their brains with the concepts of 'faith', heaven and hell, fire and brimstone, blah blah blah......
In the one corner we have every sub cult of the Christian faith starting a Non Government Organisation (read: Religious Cult) trying to display the virtues of their faith by sucking every last dollar they can get out of you so that 30% of it goes to the starving masses in Africa, (while the rest goes to 'administration’ – read ‘my comfy lifestyle’), only to provide a 'perfume smoke screen' designed to bamboozle your brain into thinking that their particular view of the world is righteous.
While on the other hand, we have Religious Cults initiating ‘Youth Days’, to in reality, trap young impressionable children for a few hours and ply them with all manner of sensory illusions to convince them that if they submit to God, and follow His rules, and put 10% of your money in the coffers, they will go to heaven.
Please children, see through the lies, and see the world for what it is. Don't waste your time on such follies. Invest in the market instead!
(Note: I’m not holding)
Pope visit to attract 600,000
Religious affairs writer
October 06, 2006
SYDNEY'S Randwick Racecourse will be the setting for a papal mass expected to attract as many as 600,000 people marking the conclusion of the World Youth Day festival in July 2008.
Cardinal George Pell made the announcement today in the presence of papal representatives who have been in Sydney for a week inspecting facilities and discussing plans for the five-day event, which takes place every three years.
According to organisers it will attract more than 100,000 overseas visitors, which exceeds the number who came for the Olympic Games, and inject $100 million into the NSW economy.
"World Youth Day is a very significant human and religious occasion," Cardinal Pell said. "It is an explicitly Catholic celebration but it is something that will be offered to all young Australians who are interested."
Pope Benedict XVI will follow in the footsteps of his predecessors, John Paul II and Paul VI, who each conducted masses at the racecourse.
The mass on Sunday 20th July 2008 will be preceded by an overnight vigil at the venue. Hundreds of thousands will make the "pilgrim's walk" there on the previous afternoon from various points across the city.
Those who don't fit into the racecourse will spill across into Centennial Park.
President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which oversees World Youth Day preparations, Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko said Sydney's advantages included its world class facilities and its warm and friendly people.
"I hope that World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney will become an important milestone in the life of the church in Australia and in the life of the whole society in Australia," Archbishop Rylko said.