God wants many religions


Says popeye

And it appears, this portion

Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives. Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected, as too the imposition of a cultural way of life that others do not accept;

of the letter is creating heat.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

15 thoughts on “God wants many religions

  1. Swarn Gill says:

    From the second article you linked:

    “For, how could God will contradictions to those most important revealed truths which are simultaneously also willed by Him? This assumption would make God either a lunatic who violates the foundation of all reason – the principle of non-contradiction – and who is a monumental relativist, or a confused God who is indifferent to the matter of whether people witness to the truth or not.”

    This from a Cardinal complaining about the Pope’s statement you quoted. I find it hilarious when Christians start talking this way given the massive amounts of contradiction in their very own religious text. If we are going to eliminated religious ideas on the basis of contradiction, much of the Bible must be excluded as well.

    I give the Pope credit for this statement, but he’s really pushing the boundaries of what any Pope has said before. Pretty obvious he was going to get heat on this one. So much for Papal infallibility!

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    • makagutu says:

      That statement was going to ruffle many feathers. One, it makes nonsense of proselytization. I mean, why do it, when god wills each person to worship as they will?
      The cardinal in his lament has left another very important possibility and that is there is n god and religions are man made to fit their needs.

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      • Swarn Gill says:

        Yes, well for them that’s choice number 3 and far less palatable. lol It’s easier to assume God is a lunatic but has mysterious ways apparently. lol

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        • makagutu says:

          A lunatic god of mysterious ways would surely make sense.
          How do you explain a god who thinks by confusing the language of men, they can’t build something together or who kills a dude for trying withdrawal method?

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          • Swarn Gill says:

            I know…that’s why the cardinal’s statement there is just so laughable. None of it makes any sense. Who the hell cares if the Pope says we should feel a sense of kinship to people of different belief systems? You can always find a place in the bible that endorses every moral position no matter how contradictory. But this doesn’t seem to bother too many theists.

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            • makagutu says:

              The pope’s statement is in contradiction with some law in Deuteronomy requiring a person to stone a neighbour if they worship a different god, unless the pope means they are all just worshiping the same god

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            • makagutu says:

              Here
              Deuteronomy 13:6-10
              6 If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, 7 gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other),8 do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. 9 You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10 Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

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              • Swarn Gill says:

                Yeah, but I thought Jesus made the old testament obsolete except where they want to quote the old testament. lol

                I do think the Pope’s reasoning here is more related to free will and God giving people the right to choose. He doesn’t make claims that all religious are equal in terms of truth, just that take away a person’s choice to choose what they believe in is wrong. Of course he’d have to extend that line of thinking to the indoctrination of children. Contradictions abound!!

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                • makagutu says:

                  Jesus said he came to fulfill the law not abolish it. It’s Paul or whoever they were that sought to make the old testament obsolete.

                  If God wills people to worship in whatever way, then the question of the truth of each religion is moot. God accepts all of them. In my view taken to its logical conclusion, forced conversion or child indoctrination shouldn’t happen.

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      • judyt54 says:

        he has, in his own way, kicked the attic door wide open, hasn’t he. He has cast doubt on the entire business, and it’s probably the closest any
        “religious” has ever come, out loud, to saying it’s no one’s business what someone else believes. It’s their choice, all the way.

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  2. renudepride says:

    A thought for every time and place and reason!

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  3. And THIS…is why I’m a Muslim!

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