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Pope says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Vatican Backpedals

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 2 Jun, 2013 11:00 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:
Oh, I don't either. That isn't the point.
The population which recognizes the Pope
as the ultimate authority on religious and theological matters
do so stipulate and that is the only thing that matters here..
I 'm among the population "here";
I have little interest in his opinions. Thay don't matter to me !
I think he is just guessing n maybe wishing.

I believe that someone who has actually gone thru the process
is more likely to be reliable.
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 05:08 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Quote:
Pope says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Vatican Backpedals

How did the Vatican backpedal, exactly?

I think it's because they had to scramble to explain how their doctrine had always been that only those professing faith in Jesus Christ went to heaven, and notwithstanding this, the Pope was still correct somehow.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 07:13 am
@snood,
Well, that's easy.

Real heaven is for Christians. There's another, slightly less nice, heaven for good atheists right across the railroad tracks.

It's separate but less than equal.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 07:15 am
@DrewDad,


Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 04:01 pm
@DrewDad,
And that's the origination of the commentary?

Right.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 04:23 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
Well, that's easy.

Real heaven is for Christians.
There's another, slightly less nice, heaven for good atheists right across the railroad tracks.

It's separate but less than equal.
There HAVE been some complaints.

( Incidentally, Heaven is a proper noun, like Arizona or Disneyworld. )
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 04:51 pm
@DrewDad,
Thank you for that, Drew Dad. After all these years, Tom Lehrer still rocks.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 04:55 pm
@DrewDad,
Would that be Limbo, resurrected as ok? (I can't see the video, too long a story), but I like Lehrer.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 04:56 pm
@ossobuco,
Nah, Limbo's way uptown.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 05:05 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
R 'nt thay supposed to get down low,
to get under the bar ??
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 05:08 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
no one else can limbo...limbo...limbo...no one else can limbo, limbo like me...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jun, 2013 05:34 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Challenge the Pope ?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 09:15 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
( Incidentally, Heaven is a proper noun, like Arizona or Disneyworld. )


You talk like you've been there, well I never.

http://media.timeout.com/images/133881/660/370/image.jpg
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 09:18 am
@engineer,
Quote:
doing good is sufficient to redeem atheists.



I don't think you'd find any Baptists that would agree with that.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 11:05 am
@IRFRANK,
Quote:
doing good is sufficient to redeem atheists.
IRFRANK wrote:
I don't think you'd find any Baptists that would agree with that.
There might be some ex-dead atheists
who agree with the Baptists.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 11:10 am
@snood,
Francis is a good dude. Let's hope he can make the Curia evolve a bit...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 11:26 am
This guy arrives in Hell, sent there direct by St. Peter, and a pleasant young man in a nice suit meets him at the door and takes around to a lovely neighborhood, and gives him the keys to a beautiful condo. He's pretty surprised.

This is for me?

Oh yeah, no expenses spared--you know, the Boss is really quite rich and powerful.

What's that plume of smoke on the horizon?

That, oh, don't pay any attention to that.


So he's taken around to the neighborhood gym and health club, the spa, all the late night watering holes--and he's just more and more astounded. The young man takes him to a very ritzy shopping district, and says all he needs to do is sign for things.

But what's that rather large plume of smoke on the horizon?

I told ya, don't pay any attention, it's not important, it doesn't affect you.


So he takes him down to the beach, shows him the beach club, all the recreation facilities, and office where he can get a parasail, a surf board, a jet ski, a motorcycle . . .

That's not a plume of smoke, that's a dense column. What the Hell's going on here, if you'll pardon the expression.

Relax, it told you not to worry about that, it's nothing to do with you.


So the guy asks for the keys to a motorcycle, and then hops on and roars off in the direction where he's seen the column of smoke. His tour guide is alarmed, and follows him in a company car. The guy arrives at the top of a hill, and sees a long line of people in sack cloth, smeared with ashes, shuffling up a path that leads around a volcano, and when they reach the top, they throw themselves in.

His guide pulls up and runs over to him . . .

See, see . . . i knew you weren't telling me the whole truth!

I told ya, relax . . . that's just for the Baptists, they wouldn't have it any other way.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 01:54 pm
@Setanta,
That, undoubtedly, belongs right on the Bad Jokes thread, Set. Right along with the one about the Unitarian/Universalist Ku Klux Klansmen. They regularly burn a big question mark on somebody's front lawn.
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Miller
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 02:46 pm
Quote:
...we will meet one another there


Will there be drinks? I can't wait...
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Miller
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2013 02:48 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:
( Incidentally, Heaven is a proper noun, like Arizona or Disneyworld. )


You talk like you've been there, well I never.

http://media.timeout.com/images/133881/660/370/image.jpg


What Church do these guys belong to?
 

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