could popeye be seeing the light?


It seems some of the reports from interviews with the pope are creating shockwaves in the one holy and apostolic church (sic).

He argued that if the Pope states that all religions are willed by God in the same manner as sex, race or color, Catholics begin to question the truth of the divinely revealed truth that Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, the Incarnate Word and only Savior of the world.

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25 thoughts on “could popeye be seeing the light?

  1. Barry says:

    As far as I’m concerned, the language of religion is such that definitive statements such as that regarding the divinity of Jesus are out of place. They are after all conceptual in nature and not statements of fact – something I think the current pope understands better than the rest of his church. It’s fine to think of Jesus as divine (however one understands the term) in some circumstances and entirely human at others. It really depends on context. I suspect that early Christians thought of Jesus as many things depending on their personal circumstances and the stories they heard. Possibly the concept of the trinity was an attempt to make a range of viewpoints into something concrete and “factual” when it would have been better to have allowed a more fluid concept.

    Why the need to precisely define abstract concepts in literal terms that must be rigidly held to by all is way beyond me. Perhaps as an autistic, I’m at an advantage here, in understanding why absolute and precise definitions are not always appropriate. I do not understand social interaction and I have defined a myriad of rules to help me get by in social situations, knowing the rules aren’t necessarily true, but help me navigate my way round without too many disasters. I fully understand why interpretation needs to be imprecise and vague. It’s a necessity, otherwise the set of rules regarding how I interact with others would become so complex that I would be unable to function. If human behaviour can’t be defined by a set of rules or definitions, why should religious concepts and ideas?

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  2. Eric Alagan says:

    Let there be light… and a pin-prick of light appeared…
    And the powers-that-be did shake with fear…

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  3. renudepride says:

    The sayings of one human man mean so little to me especially when he purports to be the spokesman for a supposed deity. This has been nonsense since the world began. Naked hugs!

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  4. jilldennison says:

    At the risk of offending, which I don’t mean to do, I find more value, more real life, in a comic book than in the teachings of any religion.

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