Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Religion In The News "...all of the major religions are different paths to the same God." Really? Has the Pope gone too far?

“American democracy is a sham...” See update below
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by Norman E. Hooben

There is something sinister going on in the world today.   We should all be aware of that but that is not so...altogether too many people in the world have no idea what is imminent and yet the signs are obvious.  The world is changing and not for the good!  The Communists/Bilderbergers/New World Order/G8/G20 Summit conspiracy groups have succeeded in their goal of destroying nationalism in the formerly independent countries of Europe; they have been reduced to states of the European Union (the European Union just one state of the New World Order sanctioned by the United Nations).  And no good has become of that!
We have a dictator wannabe sitting in the White House who not only has fundamentally changed the United States but has encouraged and supported the spread of Islam throughout the world...Islam, a so-called religion that has but one goal; domination!  Barack Obama has openly supported the Muslim Brotherhood an Islamist organization whose sole purpose in life is to destroy western civilization...since their founding in 1928!
" ...according to one captured document, the Brotherhood “understand their work in America is a grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands so that Allah’s religion [Islam] is victorious over all religions.” "
And now we have a Pope that some have already declared, "The Pope from hell." who seems to be encouraging a fundamental change in Catholicism.  Before we go on to what the Pope has to say let us get a basic understanding of what Catholics believed for centuries if not from the beginning:
A catechism is the name given to a written work that contains a summary of all the beliefs of the faith that is used as a teaching tool.
Until the second half of the twentieth century, for millions of Catholics in the United States the word catechism meant the Baltimore Catechism, which originated at the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884 when the bishops of the United States decided to publish a national catechism.  The Baltimore Catechism contained 421 questions and answers in thirty-seven chapters and gave unity to the teaching and understanding of the faith for millions of American Catholics.  Its impact was felt right up to the dawn of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.
At that time, Blessed John XXIII articulated a vision for the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council that charged them to guard and present more effectively the deposit of Christian doctrine in order to make it more accessible to the Christian faithful and all people of goodwill in the contemporary world.  Eventually, it became clear that the development of a new universal catechism would be beneficial, especially since the Church has grown and the world has changed significantly since 1566.
In 1985, at a synod of bishops in Rome convened to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council, a proposal to develop a universal catechism for the Catholic Church was made and accepted.  The outcome was the Catechism of the Catholic Church, first published in 1992,  A new edition with some modifications was released in 1997. (continued here )
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church it states: " After the Council of Chalcedon, some made of Christ's human nature a kind of personal subject. Against them, the fifth ecumenical council, at Constantinople in 553, confessed that "there is but one hypostasis [or person], which is our Lord Jesus Christ, one of the Trinity."93 Thus everything in Christ's human nature is to be attributed to his divine person as its proper subject, not only his miracles but also his sufferings and even his death: "He who was crucified in the flesh, our Lord Jesus Christ, is true God, Lord of glory, and one of the Holy Trinity.""  It does not say, "Buddha"...it does not say, "Allah"...it says, "Jesus Christ is true God.
Probably the most concise beliefs of Catholics is boldly said at every mass when the entire congregation recite the Apostle's Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
With that said regarding Catholicism, Islam...Muslims, if you will, believe there is no god but God and Muhammad is his messengerFor Muslims, there is no entity worthy of worship but Allah. Allah has no partners, no progeny and no gender.  Further...Sura 109 states:
9:5. Then when the Sacred Months have passed, then kill the Mushrikun {unbelievers} wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat {the Islamic ritual prayers}), and give Zakat {alms}, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
So Allah has no partners and if you don't believe that then it's OK to kill you.  My question for the Pope is, "Where do you see any semblance of Christianity (or any other religion) with Islam on our journey to meet with God?" ...or as some would say, "Are you the Pope from hell?" ~ End of my commentary

One World Religion: Pope Francis Says All Major Religions Are ‘Meeting God In Different Ways’
One World Religion - Apostleship Of Prayer
A new video has just been released in which Pope Francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same God. He says that while people from various global faiths may be “seeking God or meeting God in different ways” that it is important to keep in mind that “we are all children of God”. This is the most recent example that shows that the Pope has completely abandoned any notion that a relationship with God is available only through Jesus Christ. As he has done throughout his papacy, he continues to lay the groundwork for the coming one world religion, and yet hardly anyone seems upset by this.
When I first heard of this new video, I was so stunned that I thought that it might be a joke. But the truth is that this video is very real. The following comes from an article that was put out by Catholic News Agency
The Pope’s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday, highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue and the beliefs different faith traditions hold in common, such as the figure of God and love.
Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God,” Pope Francis said in his message, released Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany.
But it isn’t just Pope Francis speaking in this video. In fact, one section of the video features leaders from various global religions expressing faith in their respective deities. The following comes from an article about this new video that was posted on Christian News Network
The video then features clips of those from different world religions declaring belief in their various deities.
I have confidence in Buddha,” a female lama announces.
I believe in God,” a rabbi affirms.
I believe in Jesus Christ,” a priest states.
I believe in Allah,” an Islamic leader declares.
Are you shocked yet?
The Pope closes the video with an appeal for people from every religion to talk with one another and to work with one another. Here is more from Catholic News Agency
Later on, after the Pope affirms that all, regardless of their religious profession, are children of God, the faith leaders state their common belief in love.
Pope Francis closes the video by expressing his hope that viewers “will spread my prayer request this month: that sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce fruits of peace and justice. I have confidence in your prayers.”
If you have not seen this video yet, it is definitely worth a few minutes of your time. You can watch it right here
Of course this is not the first time that Pope Francis has done something like this. Very early in his papacy, he authorized “Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran” at the Vatican for the first time ever. And as I documented in a previous article entitled “In New York, Pope Francis Embraced Chrislam And Laid A Foundation For A One World Religion“, during his visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan he made it very clear that he believes that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. The following is how he began his address

I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.
In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.
In Islam, one of Allah’s primary titles is “the all-merciful one”. If you doubt this, just do a Google search. And this certainly was not the first time that Pope Francis has used such language. For example, check out the following excerpt from remarks that he made during his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope…
I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.
The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – I wish to repeat this: promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – it also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council for interreligious dialogue performs.
Are you starting to get the picture?
Pope Francis believes that all religions are different paths to the same God, and he is working hard to lay a foundation for the coming one world religion.
After watching this most recent video, I don’t know how anyone can possibly deny that.
However, there are some religious people that Pope Francis does not like. Just recently, he referred to Christian fundamentalism as “a sickness“, and he made it clear that there was no room for it in Catholicism.
So precisely what is “fundamentalism”?
Google defines it as “a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.”
Does this mean that Pope Francis is against any Christian that believes in a literal interpretation
That does appear to be what he is saying, and without a doubt those would be the Christians that would be against the kind of one world religion that he appears to be promoting.
Nearly 2000 years ago, the Apostle John warned us that a one world religion was coming, and now we can see that it is coming to fruition.
So what will the end result of all of this be?
Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below
On a more congratulatory note, The Pope has had the courage to say: (What I've been saying since day one!)
Vatileaks: Pope Says US Democracy Is Dead, Obama A “Dictator”
Pope Francis has called Barack Obama a “DICTATOR” and warned that he is “tearing up the constitution.”
A disturbing Federal Security Services (FSB) report on the warning letter sent to the European Union in Brussels by the pope this week warns that Obama no longer respects the constitution and is shamelessly ignoring democratic process.
In reference to Obama taking it upon himself to bypass Congress and begin changing laws this week, the report states, “Whether you agree or disagree with the idea of restricting firearm sales, the move by Obama was that of an apprentice dictator.”
But according to the pope, it gets even WORSE.
“The USA has given up on democracy. We no longer have a democracy there. We have an oligarchy lining its own pockets and looking out for itself, ignoring the rule of law. Corruption at the highest level is endemic.”
Pope Francis’s claims are backed up by a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.
“Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.”
Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.”
Eric Zuess, writing in Counterpunch, isn’t surprised by the survey’s results.
American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it’s pumped by the oligarchs who run the country (and who control the nation’s “news” media),” he writes. “The US, in other words, is basically similar most other dubious ‘electoral’ ‘democratic’ countries. We weren’t formerly, but we clearly are now.
L’Observatore Romano, the semi-official newspaper of the Holy See, says that these remarks are just the latest in a long line of outspoken behind-the-scenes statements made by the pope in the last few months. The Italian press  have dubbed these statements ‘Vatileaks.’
Meanwhile...not to change the subject...but!
For all of you who do not believe in FEMA camps or conspiracies, check this out: 

1 comment:

Steve D said...

So St. Malachy was right after all?