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The Pope's in Town. So Are the Street Preachers

Universal Life, the Inner Religion

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Pope Benedict XVI is in New York City today, and so are some of his detractors. A few people from Universal Life, the Inner Religion set up a booth on West 42nd Street, across from BPP World Headquarters.

Among their offerings was a petition declaring that the Catholic Church should no longer call itself Christian. (I haven't put a call in to the Catholic Church yet, but probably we can guess folks there will disagree.)

Neither of the evangelists pictured here would identify themselves. They explained that their faith is Christian, vegetarian, and based on the idea that we're all temples of God, so we don't need a church. Read the rest for yourself on the Universal Life website.

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