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  1. Enoch111

    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    Pope Francis Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Catholic-Muslim Accord

    THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

    4 Feb 2020

    ROME — Pope Francis marked the first anniversary of the Abu Dhabi joint accord Tuesday by calling for “a future free from hatred, resentment, extremism and terrorism.”

    “I greet all of you present and especially greet all the people who with humanity help their poor, the sick, the persecuted and weak brothers and sisters regardless of the religion, color, or race to which they belong,” the pope said in a video-message to participants in an anniversary ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

    “A year ago, my brother, the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, imam of Al-Azhar, and I signed a document on human brotherhood in the beloved capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi,” the pontiff said.

    The “Declaration on Human Fraternity for world peace and living together” condemned “acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression” carried out in God’s name.

    We “resolutely declare that religions must never incite war, hateful attitudes, hostility and extremism, nor must they incite violence or the shedding of blood,” reads the nearly 3,000-word text. “These tragic realities are the consequence of a deviation from religious teachings.”

    “We thus call upon all concerned to stop using religions to incite hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanaticism, and to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression,” the two leaders declared.

    In his video-message Tuesday, the pope marked the one-year anniversary of what he called “this great humanitarian event,” while also expressing his hope “for a better future for humanity, a future free from hatred, resentment, extremism and terrorism, in which the values of peace, love and brotherhood prevail.”

    Today, on this first anniversary, I express my appreciation for the support offered by the United Arab Emirates to the work of the Supreme Committee for the Human Brotherhood.

    Francis also thanked the Abrahamic House for instituting the Human Fraternity Award, saying it would encourage “the virtuous models of men and women who in this world embody love through actions and sacrifices made for the good of others, no matter their differences of religion or ethnic and cultural affiliation.”

    While the Abu Dhabi declaration was well received by many, it also came under fire from prominent theologians for allegedly “devaluing the person of Jesus” and “undermining the gospel itself” since it seemed to propose that God willed the existence of a plurality of religions just as he wills a plurality of sexes, races, and languages, an assertion that runs counter to Catholic belief.

    The passage that provoked the greatest outcry read: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in his wisdom, through which he created human beings.”

    Pope Francis Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Catholic-Muslim Accord

    Since even committed Catholics don't believe this nonsense, why did they not asked for the Pope's immediate resignation a year ago? Especially when he calls the Grand Imam his "brother".
     
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    reformed1689 Well-Known Member

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    The Pope is a false teacher and the RCC is a false church. This is further proof.
     
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    Send in the Clowns...

     
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    Apparently - great anti-Catholic minds think alike.
    If you guys had bothered to do your homework - you would realize that he has been taken out of context - YET AGAIN.

    In a later interview - he stated that by his comment, he intended to say that God permits pluralism and the diversity of religions, NOT that He positively WILLS them.

    Is this Pope a great orator??
    NO
    - he is NO John Paul II. However, he always clarifies what he means - and the press ignores it. Kinda like they ignore President Trumps positive accomplishments.

    Can YOU say "FAKE news"??
     
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    Sorry BOL, you completely discredited yourself the minute you put the words, 'Donald Trump' and 'positive' in the same sentence.
    Just saying...
     
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    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    And you have discredited yourself by showing that you are as ignorant of current events as you are of the news media . . .
     
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    Circumstantial evidence proves nothing, I know a monkey when I see one.
    Don't you?
     
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    "Circumstantial" evidence??

    The fact that . . .
    - We have the strongest economy in U.S. history is "circumstantial"??
    - More Women are employed than at ANY time in history is "circumstantial"??
    - More African- Americans are employed than at ANY time in history is "circumstantial"??
    - More Hispanic-Americans are employed than at ANY time in history is "circumstantial"??
    - More Asian-Americans are employed than at ANY time in history is "circumstantial"??
    - More Americans across the board are employed than at ANY time in history is "circumstantial"??
    - More Americans without a high school diploma are employed than at ANY time in history is "circumstantial"??
    - The United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957 is "circumstantial"??
    - 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps is "circumstantial"??
    - ISIS has been completely decimated is "circumstantial"??
    - We have a president who is fighting for the rights of the unborn is "circumstantial"??

    Face it - your grasp of current events, the economy and the news media is as ignorant and warped as your understanding of Scripture . . .
     
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    Like I said, I know a monkey when I see one. You, obviously, haven't a clue.
    You believe every statistic that that liar claims to have achieved, how credulous are you? Or, are you as deluded as him?
    Are you unaware of how some leaders inherit another's legacy?
    You are aware of my understanding of scripture, how so?
    You're beginning to sound fanatical BOL.
     
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    Last part first . . .

    Your denial that Jesus Christ was BOTH a human being AND God is not only heresy - it's blasphemy.
    The Scriptures are clear on BOTH (Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1, Heb. 2:16-17).

    As for the President's accomplishments - they are HIS accomplishments. YOUR attempt to attribute them to Obama is something so ridiculous that not even the counterfeit media has attempted to do.
     
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    go pope!
    gotta love that guy, huh?
    you can tell he is channelling Christ, bc everyone is pissed off at him lol
     
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    havent bothered with that naive dialectic thingy yet, huh?

    you fam with Snoop Dogg, btw?
    "it's like this and
    like that and
    like this, and uh
    and like that, and
    like this..."
     
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    fwiw i doubt the Christian religion as it currently stands is very acceptable to Yah tho
     
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    According to Pope Francis all religions are acceptable to God


    "For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you."


    so, according to Scripture, not the pope, yeh
    hence why your confusion is understandable, wadr
    i mean we might note that ours is pretty much universally condemned by the rest of the planet, eh? "Christianity" has more or less been taken over by self-satisfied WASPs?
     
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    According to Pope Francis all religions are acceptable to God

    Make up a phony headline, then attack it.

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    The “Declaration on Human Fraternity for world peace and living together” condemned “acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression” carried out in God’s name.

    We “resolutely declare that religions must never incite war, hateful attitudes, hostility and extremism, nor must they incite violence or the shedding of blood,” reads the nearly 3,000-word text. “These tragic realities are the consequence of a deviation from religious teachings.”

    “We thus call upon all concerned to stop using religions to incite hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanaticism, and to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression,” the two leaders declared.

    Here is a list of Protestant declarations opposing war, hateful attitudes, hostility and extremism, violence or the shedding of blood, acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression:

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    The Pope is hated for his efforts.
     
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    Well, you'll be blue in the face trying to explain your god-man theory, or your three-in-one principle, without sounding like a confused and misguided heretic. You obviously, have absolutely no idea what 'clear' means, when you can't even find the requisite terminology in scripture.
    You sound incompetent on this issue. And fanatical.

    A Christian should be able to assess one's character by their demeanor, by their words, by their actions, etc...
    Is there an insightful person out there who can regard Trump with any sense of dignity or respect.
    What his alleged accomplishments are, are not my main area of contention, his character is as incriminating as it gets.
    But, he is a liar, one who constantly embellishes his efforts, is constantly disrespectful, the king of ad-hominem, and utterly repugnant.
    Therefore, we truly question what impact he actually had on America's perceived or alleged progress.
     
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    Your Scriptural ignorance is astounding.

    The Bible IS clear that God is a Trinity (Gen. 1:26, Matt. 28:19, John 15:26, 1 Cor. 12:4-6, 2 Cor. 13:14, 1 John 5:7, Eph. 4:6, Psalm 68:5, Mal. 2:10, Isa. 63:16, 2 Cor. 1:3-4, John 3:16, John 8:41, 1 Thess. 3:13, Isa. 7:14, Isa. 9:6, John 1:1, John 1:3, John 8:58, John 10:30, John 15:9, John 20:28, Acts 5:3-4, 2 Cor. 4:4, Phil. 2:6, Col. 2:9, 1 Tim. 3:16, Heb. 1:8, Tit. 2:13, John 14:16-18, Luke 12:10, 2 Cor. 3:17, 2 Cor. 13:5, John 14:23, Acts 5:3-4).

    As for your Trump Derangement Syndrome . . .
    This is the kind of sanctimonious and asinine diatribe usually provokes the following question from me:
    If your child has a brain tumor - are you going to want the very best brain surgeon - or the nicest guy to operate on your child?

    This country has problems - REAL problems and Socialism is NOT the answer. It has failed miserably in EVERY SINGLE country it has wrapped it's tentacles around at the cost oif over 100 MILLION lives in the 20th century.

    Capitalism is the ONLY system that has lifted nations out of poverty in the history of the world. And Donald Trump has accomplished more to this end than ANY other president in the last 100 years.
     
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    Bravo! Although BOL and I are on opposite ends of the religious spectrum, he is 100% correct in his assessment of Donald Trump (unlike too many Catholics who still want to hang on to the Democrats when they have absolutely nothing to offer, and those priests who are encouraging lawlessness by sheltering illegals).

    And Trump Derangement Syndrome is indeed a very real and very dangerous affliction which has affected all the Left-Liberals and the Democrats. Even a person like Harrison Ford bad-mouthed the president in Mexico (of all places) and called him an S.O.B. Does Trump deserve such disrespect when he has literally turned things around for the better in America?
     
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    BOL, please, even your most 'astute' proponents emphatically exist that the trinity is not taught, explicitly or didactically, from anywhere in the Bible. They all claim that it's a mere inference. You must be aware of this point? No where can one find the words trinity, triune, three-in-one, two-in-one, god-man, God the son, God the Holy Spirit, etc... Not one conversion took place in the New Testament, using a trinitarian formula. Not one prayer or doxology from any of the main characters of the Bible, express a trinity.
    Do not assert that it's in there. Plus, it's complete nonsense, like I said. You'll never, ever be able to explain what you ultimately concluded.

    Reasonable point about the analogy with the brain surgeon. But, character does define competence in certain situations. Trump has broken more bridges, offended more people, almost started a war with Iran for the sake of his ego (killing the Iranian general in order to cover up his impeachment). Never has one's own cabinet been against a president, rallies on the street against him, mockeries from every single talk-show host around the world, plus he got impeached, etc...

    You must appreciate that he is a controversial character, to the point of infamy?
    Or, would you rather appeal to Trump's coined term, fake news?
     
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