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nataliesteiner asked: As for the post about forgiveness vs. mercy - Words like Love, and Mercy are words that are often twisted. Ex: Love = Sex. Not true. Love is a choice. Mercy has two definitions, the one Anon gave and "out of a desire to relieve suffering; motivated by compassion". If you accept the mercy, then you allow yourself to be forgiven! It's like when you do something bad, and your parents allow you to tell the truth, if you don't want to, they ground you! Purgatory is where your clean yourself up!
Catholicism no longer teachers about purgatory and says that it no longer exists. In a way that is a good thing, at least for people now, it does nothing for the thousands of parents who were anguished over the idea of their unbaptized newborn child that passed away having to spend eternity in some form of limbo. They can all laugh at them now as they look back and say “We were only kidding”. Religious leaders in particular no longer backs the idea of purgatory as real, perhaps it would be time to update your view on it as well.