Pope Francis has questioned God’s existence

https://www.rt.com/news/379996-pope-francis-existence-god/

Pope Francis has spoken about his experience in matters of faith crises and opened up about “empty moments,” while also stressing that he is a “sinner” and “fallible,” in an interview with a German newspaper.

When asked by German newspaper Die Zeit whether he had ever doubted God’s existence, the pontiff said, “I, too, know these empty moments.”

He stated, however, that there is a silver lining in such moments, noting that “crises also provide an opportunity to grow” and that any faith that doesn’t face times of crisis “remains infantile.”

Francis went on to state that he does not consider himself to be special, stressing that he is a normal believer and a “sinner” like everyone else.

“We mustn’t forget that any form of idealization of a human being always brings a subliminal brand of aggression with it as well. If I am idealized I feel under attack,” he said.

“I don’t see myself as anything special…I’m a sinner, I’m fallible,” the 80-year-old pontiff continued.

He went on to warn against the dangers of populism, calling it “evil.”

“Populism is evil and ends badly, as has been shown by the past century,” he said.

He noted that populism has always required a “messiah” figure to succeed, suggesting it is incompatible with Christian values.

The comments were made during Pope Francis’ first major interview with a German newspaper. The interview took place at the end of February, but was published on Thursday.

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Populism is evil and ends badly, as has been shown by the past century,” he said.”

its evil if their interpretation of the wrong side of politics wins..its natural and normal politics if their chosen side wins..

401

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~ by seeker401 on March 12, 2017.

11 Responses to “Pope Francis has questioned God’s existence”

  1. Frankie ought not be concerned for God has questioned frankie’s existence

  2. The Script ..

    First, note the fact that Rome’s reply to the Reformation in the 16th century included an answer to the prophetic teachings of the Reformers. Through the Jesuits Ribera and Bellarmine Rome put forth her futurist interpretation of prophecy. Ribera was a Jesuit priest of Salamanca. In 1585 he published a commentary on the Apocalypse, denying the application of the prophecies concerning antichrist to the existing Church of Rome. He was followed by Cardinal Bellarmine, a nephew of Pope Marcellus II., who was born in Tuscany in 1542, and died in Rome in 1621. Bellarmine was not only a man of great learning, but “the most powerful controversialist in defence of Popery that the Roman Church ever produced.” Clement VIII. used these remarkable words on his nomination: “We choose him, because the Church of God does not possess his equal in learning.” Bellarmine, like Ribera, advocated the futurist interpretation of prophecy. He taught that antichrist would be one particular man, that he would be a Jew, that he would be preceded by the reappearance of the literal Enoch and Elias, that he would rebuild the Jewish temple at Jerusalem, compel circumcision, abolish the Christian sacraments, abolish every other form of religion, would manifestly and avowedly deny Christ, would assume to be Christ, and would be received by the Jews as their Messiah, would pretend to be God, would make a literal image speak, would feign himself dead and rise again, and would conquer the whole world—Christian, Mohammedan, and heathen; and all this in the space of three and a half years. He insisted that the prophecies of Daniel, Paul, and John, with reference to the antichrist, had no application whatever to the Papal power.

    Guinness, Henry Grattan. Romanism and the Reformation: From the Standpoint of Prophecy (Kindle Locations 2946-2950). Hodder and Stoughton. Kindle Edition.

  3. The harlot of mystery Babylon worships every deity known to man; so, what is Nimrod’s definition of “God”?

    Against the Heathen Book IV (Arnobius)
    “15. And lest it should seem tedious and prolix to wish to consider each person singly, the same theologians say that there are four Vulcans and three Dianas, as many Aesculapii and five Dionysi, six Hercules and four Venuses, three sets of Castors and the same number of Muses, three winged Cupids, and four named Apollo; whose fathers they mention in like manner, in like manner their mothers, and the places where they were born, and point out the origin and family of each. But if it is true and certain, and is told in earnest as a well-known matter, either they are not all gods, inasmuch as there cannot be several under the same name, as we have been taught; or if there is one of them, he will not be known and recognised, because he is obscured by the confusion of very similar names. And thus it results from your own action, however unwilling you may be that it should be so, that religion is brought into difficulty and confusion, and has no fixed end to which it can turn itself, without being made the sport of equivocal illusions.”

  4. ‘mother’ theresa was also an atheist. most of jesus’s pimps are.

  5. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  6. The gospel of Gov.

  7. Pope Admits: ‘God Ain’t Said Shit To Me’

    http://www.theonion.com/article/pope-admits-god-aint-said-shit-to-me-1125

    • “Just last week,” the Pope continued, “I underwent a difficult appendectomy. You’d certainly think the Lord would call to wish me well, right? He didn’t so much as send a card. What a dick.”

      🙂

      • What if I want to sue The Onion?

        Please do not do that. The First Amendment protects satire as a form of free speech and expression. The Onion uses invented names in all of its stories, except in cases where public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental. The Onion is not intended for readers under 18 years of age

        http://www.theonion.com/about/

        lol

  8. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-07/vladimir-great-sums-pope-francis-fake

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