Pope Francis : "God willed the plurality of religions"


#102

Another strong post. Ursine logic good.


#103

Thanks! I’m glad you explained it to me I didn’t really understand it.


#104

Nor did I maintain it was.


#107

Is this document infallible/binding?


#109

It’s more likely that your remains will exist longer than those memories. Matter can’t be destroyed so maybe it will just remain forever.


#111

Our souls will still exist and be either with God in Paradise, or without God, which is hell.

Jim


#114

And obviously not Catholic teaching. :smiley:

Jim


#115

so, dear friend, how do you explain your ability to choose right from wrong and animals don’t? how is it you can understand and philosophize? and recognize yourself on a mirror and have opinions?


#116

If you’re right, then no harm no foul. No body including you will know you were right and everybody else was wrong. It’s lights out forever.

However

If you are wrong, then a gazillion years from now, hell is still hell. There is no clock in the after life. No seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks months, years eons. Just The eternal now. And no there is no faith or hope that hell will change or end. All realities in actions had to be done on this side of eternity.


#119

Then why would there be a heaven if He’s a sadist? Also the lunatic part isn’t very clear.


#120

well, you are alluding to elements I have not mentioned. I have narrowed my questions to be purely biological. The mention of religion and mystical reasons are not biological. Since you are strictly a biological advanced amiba, well, how do you philosophize?


#122

You have been given the choices. And you have made your choice.


#123

It isn’t that effective so probably not.


#124

Are you aware you’re in a Catholic Forum, attacking Catholic beliefs ?

Jim


#125

On the contrary, the Triune God is pure Love.
He created us with Free Will, so that we could freely choose him and not be slaves of Love and goodness.
However, if we reject him (through sin) God won’t force us, so we end up away from God, for all eternity, a state called Hell, absent of Love, and we naturally suffer from that absence.


#126

sating what? control by whom?


#127

I’m sure he’s aware they’re contrary.


#130

I already know that. Our present bodies are corruptible, susceptible to Creation’s laws and other living beings.
However, in our Final Judgement we will resurrect in new, incorruptible (glorified) bodies to live in the Kingdom of God. These bodies may not even be material, as the nature of this Kingdom, when perfected, is eternal (without time or space).


#132

You shouldn’t bother replying.


#133

I’m not sure what to make of this passage in the document: " The West can discover in the East remedies for those spiritual and religious maladies that are caused by a prevailing materialism."
If it were referring to the Eastern Christian monastics, I’d say okay, yes, there are some great practices there. But I don’t think that is the reference. Besides which, the Catholic faith already contains all such remedies.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.