The Leader of the True Faith?

March 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm 4 comments

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I would like to apologise to my mother-in-law and any other devout Catholic that believes that the Pope’s word is the voice of God. But, are we really to believe that God wants us to live according to the rules of the current Pope?

I am struggling with the concept that the words of the man Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, should be listened to by anyone.  Far from being a man of God or someone who loves his fellow man, he seems to be a man intent on returning us to the Dark Ages. His words seem intent on alienating all non-Catholics, women, homosexuals, and readers of Harry Potter. And, now he seems to be doing his best not to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa.

The world according to Pope Benedict XVI:

Next he’ll be telling us we can’t eat fish on a Friday! 😉

Oh well, roll on Nostradamus and Peter the Roman……….

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  • 1. Eric  |  March 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

    This is not surprising. A big organization has to have rules that are either internally consistent or reasonable and fair. Lean too far towards the first, and you get fruitarians and the Taliban; too far towards the second, and you get the Church of England and the UK tax system, with all their tiny adjustments to accommodate reality. Both are attempts to pre-empt criticism of unfairness or inconsistency, but there is no shelter from either anywhere on the scale. The Pope may be deluded, but at least his logic is impeccable.

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  • 2. LIEZL  |  July 14, 2009 at 11:56 am

    we just had this message last sunday service about this stuff…

    We should not follow the Religion or any religion… the rules of religions/doctrines are ever-changing… it is not constant compare to the Word of God which is written in the Bible that will never change till forever meets forever….

    we must be careful what people teaches us.. even what the pope, ministers, or our pastor. They are still humans and also makes mistakes… ANYTHING THAT IS AGAINST OR CONTRADICTS THE BIBLE IS NOT OF GOD BUT OF THE DEVIL…

    I AGREE WITH HIM THOUGH BOUT HARRY POTTER. BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT WITCHES AND WIZARDS.. WITCHES AND THE LIKES ARE NOT OF GOD… though they say they are WHITE WITCH… i dont believe their are such, remember their power comes from the evil one and not of God…

    and ABOUT CONDOMS…will yeah, condoms are not solutions.. the SOLUTION IS TO HAVE SEX ONLY WITH YOUR OWN SPOUSE… DO not engage in Premarital sex and with many parner. Keep your purity…

    I have also dealt with Roman Catholics who are defenders of their faith… and they also said that to me that they are athe only Church, aside fromthem, the protestants, baptist, pentecostals, born again churches are not Christian churches.. THEY WERE WRONG…

    maybe i can explain more later… in the meantime, ive got to go..

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    • 3. Middle Man  |  July 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Liezl,

      Thanks for the thoughtful response.

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  • 4. Opinion is free  |  September 3, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I agree entirely with your brief analysis of where the current Pope is coming from and the damage this can do.

    The problem with all religions – particularly Roman Catholicism and Islam – is that they are unrealistically dogmatic, based on theology written by men but claimed to come from God (on the basis of what evidence?) and are led almost exclusively by men.

    The former factors make them inflexible and unsuitable to our 21st century world and the latter means that many religions – again Islam and RC being the main culprits – are misogynistic in both outlook and practice.

    I’m not a Marxist but good old Karl had it right on religion.

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