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Pope Francis tells atheists to abide by their own consciences

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Altaris, Sep 11, 2013.


  1. Altaris

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    I come from a fire and brimstone Southern Baptist up bringing, and I find this new mackerel snapping Pope very offensive.

    He should tell non-believers to follow the teachings of the Bible,
    NOT their own consciences.

    He's trying to be "all things to all people" and that will lead to the corruption and dilution of the word of God.
     

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    That's hard to believe! ;)
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    Something definitely wrong with this Pope. It's like he's trying to be inclusive. You might interpret much of what he says to imply that God is a god of love more so than one of fire and brimstone.
     
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    Whew! That's a relief. I was starting to worry as I get older and older.

    I wonder how he knows that?

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    Who knows? Sometimes I wonder if they're making this stuff up as they go along. Its not like they've got it written down anywhere...

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    Not everyone needs to be threatened with fire and brimstone every Sunday in order to behave for the rest of the week.
     
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    So according to Francis, god loves everyone.

    No wonder Baptists hate him.
     
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    I am sure you must have misunderstood that. Don't they love the sinner but hate the sin?

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    That is a Catholic doctrine derived from St. Augustine of Hippo. Baptists are quite good at hating, particularly when it comes to Catholics.
     
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    Hate is a strong word. Contempt is a better word.
    Catholics are the bullies of Christianity, it's their way or the highway.

    Their churches are full of idols, yet they condemn idolatry.
    Their cover up of child molestation by Catholic priests is just plain wrong.

    And that entire "we hate the sin, but love the sinner" crap is indicative of their submission to the homosexual movement. They're scared of militant homosexuals because so many of their priests are sexual deviants themselves.

    The Catholic church today is torn between the political correctness of the unbelieving heathens and the true word of God.

    Sadly they've chosen to pander to the Godless heathens and ignore the written word of God.

    This new Pope is a perfect example of that pandering to the non-believers.

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    I love it when you guys fight amongst yourselves.
     
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    I wish people would read the whole article rather than just start making comments off of the headline.



    "Given – and this is the fundamental thing – that God's mercy has no limits, if He is approached with a sincere and repentant heart," the pope wrote, "the question for those who do not believe in God is to abide by their own conscience. There is sin, also for those who have no faith, in going against one's conscience. Listening to it and abiding by it means making up one's mind about what is good and evil."
     
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    Given the Pope's statement, how can a sinner (in his words, one who violates his conscience) reconcile to a God he does not believe in.
     
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    Politically correct gobbledegook.

    Man does not have the ability to determine for himself what is good and evil. God has made that determination for us, and has given us the rule book that explains that difference.

    Man listening to his own conscience is the cause of most problems in this world today.

    The Pope should tell non-believers to fall to their knees, accept Jesus Christ and turn away from their sinful ways.

    Telling them to follow their conscience is wrong.
    He should tell them to follow the word of God.
     
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    John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

    You would think the Pope would know this verse.
     
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    Yep. Baptists hating Catholics because Catholics aren't hateful enough.

    Luckily we'll be rid of them before too long. Their numbers are falling by 100k/year and their own Grand Wizard estimates they've got 60 years left before they go the way of the dodo.

    http://m.christianpost.com/news/ove...rn-baptists-heartbreaking-says-leader--97396/

    And

    http://m.christianpost.com/news/so-...r-fifth-straight-year-baptisms-are-up--76608/
     
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    How does that work for a non believer???
     
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    Oh, the irony...
     
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    The mackerel snapping Pope has a lot of nerve being offensive too, don't you think?

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