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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby canaan on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:42 am

canaan wrote:
Alejandro Rojas wrote:
count2infinity wrote:
Alejandro Rojas wrote:While I am Serbian Orthodox I honestly wouldn't mind to see the next Pope continue the work Benedict has done in reconciling East and West.


really? I pictured you as a Presbyterian...

My fiancee's family is Serbian Orthodox. She said she loved going to church with her grandfather and having no idea what was being said, but somehow understanding exactly what was going on.


Yeah, no.

Vatican II will go down in history as one the grandest historical blunders by any institution ever. Whenever the Church tries to be like the world, the world always wins.

arent you point breeze penguins?

ill take that as a 'yes'
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:42 am

Changed/misinterpret... tomato/tomahto
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:45 am

count2infinity wrote:Changed/misinterpret... tomato/tomahto


To change would be to rewrite. To misinterpret would be to take something that is written in the wrong way. To me there is a difference.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:46 am

they did rewrite it... (weren't there things changed during translations?)
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:47 am

mac5155 wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
ville5 wrote:
Kaizer wrote:I find it hard to believe that very many people who arent in the vicinity of vatican city care that much who the pope is or whats going on with him.

I find it hard to believe that there are people who don't realize that organized religion, especially Roman Catholiic, are led by evil, corrupt, self-serving cabals. Who are the antithesis of JC's teachings. And who over time have changed the Bible to correspond to their own agendas.


I agree with a lot of this post except I wouldn't call it the "antithesis" as it's not 100% opposite of Christ's teachings. I also wouldn't agree that they changed the Bible. I would argue that they misinterpret it. But these are just my opinions.


I'll also add the word hypocritical in the mix as well.


I can agree with that as well and this goes for all "Christian denominations" to some degree.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby JeffDFD on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:47 am

Willie Kool wrote:After the earthquake in Aquilla in 2009, Benedict left the pallium he wore at his inauguration on Celestine V's tomb.

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I think that this may indeed be a long planned move to change the way papal succession will be handled going forward.


Not sure if I missed something here, but what was the point of this?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:50 am

count2infinity wrote:they did rewrite it... (weren't there things changed during translations?)


Are we speaking of King James or more recent translations? Interlinear or paraphrase? Dynamic or formal equivalent?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby mac5155 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:51 am

JeffDFD wrote:
Willie Kool wrote:After the earthquake in Aquilla in 2009, Benedict left the pallium he wore at his inauguration on Celestine V's tomb.

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I think that this may indeed be a long planned move to change the way papal succession will be handled going forward.


Not sure if I missed something here, but what was the point of this?


Celestine V also abdicated the papacy after only 5 months IIRC.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:55 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
count2infinity wrote:they did rewrite it... (weren't there things changed during translations?)


Are we speaking of King James or more recent translations? Interlinear or paraphrase? Dynamic or formal equivalent?


does it matter? change is change is it not? I would imagine for how long the books of the bible have been around the exact wording and the meaning have changed significantly over time. I have no data or research to back up my assertions as I just don't care enough to look it up, but a collection of books that have been around for thousands of years? there's no way it's exactly the same now (both in wording and in meaning) as it was originally.

edit: just to clarify, i'm sure the big picture stories are the same in meaning, just little details are likely changed... and it seems as though people like WBC and very outspoken atheists like to pick out little details to argue their points.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:32 am

The OT and NT are the most verified books from antiquity and it is not even close.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:22 am

JeffDFD wrote:
Willie Kool wrote:After the earthquake in Aquilla in 2009, Benedict left the pallium he wore at his inauguration on Celestine V's tomb.
Spoiler:
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I think that this may indeed be a long planned move to change the way papal succession will be handled going forward.

Not sure if I missed something here, but what was the point of this?

Celestine V was the pope that decreed that a pope can resign, and the only other one to have freely done so. I believe Benedict, after seeing JPII holding on to the papacy in declining health, had already decided that the modern church needs to avoid a similar situation in the future and was laying the symbolic groundwork for his resignation at that time. Why else would he leave his inaugural pallium on Celestine's tomb?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby eddysnake on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:26 am

Willie Kool wrote:
JeffDFD wrote:
Willie Kool wrote:After the earthquake in Aquilla in 2009, Benedict left the pallium he wore at his inauguration on Celestine V's tomb.
Spoiler:
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I think that this may indeed be a long planned move to change the way papal succession will be handled going forward.

Not sure if I missed something here, but what was the point of this?

Celestine V was the pope that decreed that a pope can resign, and the only other one to have freely done so. I believe Benedict, after seeing JPII holding on to the papacy in declining health, had already decided that the modern church needs to avoid a similar situation in the future and was laying the symbolic groundwork for his resignation at that time. Why else would he leave his inaugural pallium on Celestine's tomb?


I completely agree with this and if it is because of poor health, good for him for breaking "tradition".
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Kaizer on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:38 am

Alejandro Rojas wrote:The OT and NT are the most verified books from antiquity and it is not even close.


i'll take egyptian wall carvings for 500. pretty difficult to edit those if you feel the urge to legally stone someone to death.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:50 am

As I've mentioned before, I consider myself a Christian and I believe in God. I try to live a "moral" life, but I have to admit that I do have some issues with believing the bible verbatim. Many of the books were written by men who were "speaking to God". Today, if someone says they have a direct line to God, we all write them off as a whack a doodle. Why was God talking to all of these guys centuries ago? Why do we just believe those guys weren't crazy and/or writing their own "laws" to fit whatever society believed to be moral and righteous in their day? Take Leviticus, for example. Wouldn't God have better things to do than tell someone, "Hey, I've decided that it's against the law to plant 2 different crops in the same field. Write that down"?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:04 pm

Guinness wrote:As I was thinking about it on my way home from my karate class...

Early POTY nominee.

:lol:

Spangler wrote:I take it you saw HBO's documentary about the church sex abuse scandals?

Not yet, but it's on the DVR. The director was on Real Time this past Friday, so they talked about the film at some length.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:16 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
Guinness wrote:As I was thinking about it on my way home from my karate class...

Early POTY nominee.

:lol:

Spangler wrote:I take it you saw HBO's documentary about the church sex abuse scandals?

Not yet, but it's on the DVR. The director was on Real Time this past Friday, so they talked about the film at some length.

What is the name of that documentary?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:As I've mentioned before, I consider myself a Christian and I believe in God. I try to live a "moral" life, but I have to admit that I do have some issues with believing the bible verbatim. Many of the books were written by men who were "speaking to God". Today, if someone says they have a direct line to God, we all write them off as a whack a doodle. Why was God talking to all of these guys centuries ago? Why do we just believe those guys weren't crazy and/or writing their own "laws" to fit whatever society believed to be moral and righteous in their day? Take Leviticus, for example. Wouldn't God have better things to do than tell someone, "Hey, I've decided that it's against the law to plant 2 different crops in the same field. Write that down"?


Good post. I will try and answer your questions as best as I can but I guarantee not everyone, maybe not even you, will like the answer or consider it to be a load of crap :D

I want to start by stating that all scripture is of God. It was written by God via His Holy Spirit through man who put quill to paper. In a nutshell that is how I know that it is the word of God.

Many of the books were written by men who were "speaking to God". Today, if someone says they have a direct line to God, we all write them off as a whack a doodle. Why was God talking to all of these guys centuries ago?


I see you put "speaking to God" in quotes so I'm not sure what you really mean by that. Were these men speaking to God? Yes. Was God speaking to them? Yes. All of that is possible. Moses, the man who put quill to paper to write the Torah (aka the 1st 5 books of the Bible), had many audible conversations with God. Through God's Spirit Moses was able to write down the record of creation through just before his death.

As to why God was speaking to all of these guys centuries ago, I am assuming you are wondering why He isn't doing it today. (If I am wrong on that please correct me) He IS doing it today. God doesn't always speak through a burning bush. It isn't always audible or physical but it is supernaturally tangible. I have regular dialogue with God. No, it doesn't look like I am sitting there having a 1 sided conversation with an empty room. I pray. That is my dialogue with God. I am sure His prophets had a much greater level of conversation with Him but He certainly does speak today. God is not dead, He is alive.


Why do we just believe those guys weren't crazy and/or writing their own "laws" to fit whatever society believed to be moral and righteous in their day?


It is my belief that God does not want His word corrupted beyond comprehension and therefore has not allowed it be. He's God. He can do whatever He wants. To play devil's advocate against myself, some might ask about translation and corruption through time. Let's look at 1 Bible verse from several different translations:

Colossians 2:9-10

KJV - For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

NASB - For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

ESV - For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

NIV - For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

NLT - For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

Different words in each translation but the message is still the same. That is what is important, the message. It matters not which specific words are used to convey it as long as the same message with the same meaning is brought forth. Some translations are literal (word for word) and some are more dynamic (NLT) which is my favorite. It's easier to read and understand. It is also my opinion that every student of the Bible should spend some time doing word studies on scripture. Find the original Greek or Hebrew version of the passage you are interested in and determine the specific meaning of those words.

Let's take Titus 2:13 (originally written in Greek) for example. "while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed." Look forward. The Greek word used there is prosdechomai. Directly translated that word describes one who is waiting for something (in context Someone) with a sense of expectancy. If I wanted to LITERALLY translate this scripture from Greek to English it would, with only literally translating ONE WORD of the text, look like this; ""while we wait with great expectancy to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed." Does it really matter that, when translated, they decided to use the phrase "look forward with hope" instead of "wait with great expectancy"? Dynamic translators look not only for accuracy (which is of the UTMOST importance) but also for flow (especially with the NLT).

Wouldn't God have better things to do than tell someone, "Hey, I've decided that it's against the law to plant 2 different crops in the same field. Write that down"?


This is more of a spiritual question than of translation. The easiest way for me to answer that is that God gave us 10 commandments and a slew of other rules and regulations that are impossible for man to follow. Yup...I said it. They are IMPOSSIBLE for man to follow to a T. That is why we need a Savior, one who lived a full life and never once sinned. That's the easiest and shortest answer I can give to that.

Like I said, many wont like these answers but these are my beliefs. :)
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:41 pm

Thanks for the post, PensFanInDC. I definitely don't think it's a load of crap. :) I always enjoy hearing from others and getting their input into my own spiritual questions.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby count2infinity on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:11 pm

I see the bible slightly differently. I love some of the stories in the bible. It holds a lot of good life information, and many of the lessons it teaches, I try my hardest to follow in my life. I see it almost as a self help book. Do I believe that it is completely written by God via the holy spirit? No... I don't. I think it's a valuable piece of literature that teaches my good things.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Rylan on Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:28 pm

count2infinity wrote:I see the bible slightly differently. I love some of the stories in the bible. It holds a lot of good life information, and many of the lessons it teaches, I try my hardest to follow in my life. I see it almost as a self help book. Do I believe that it is completely written by God via the holy spirit? No... I don't. I think it's a valuable piece of literature that teaches my good things.


I like this view point of the Bible. I don't see the harm in allowing it to help guide one through life. It is a good thing to follow as its general message is to be a good person both in thoughts and actions. Same with any other religious text from various religions though. They are there to guide, not instruct IMO.
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby Spangler on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:57 pm

SolidSnake wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:
Guinness wrote:As I was thinking about it on my way home from my karate class...

Early POTY nominee.

:lol:

Spangler wrote:I take it you saw HBO's documentary about the church sex abuse scandals?

Not yet, but it's on the DVR. The director was on Real Time this past Friday, so they talked about the film at some length.

What is the name of that documentary?



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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:32 pm

I think resignation may perhaps become a little more common, at least it wouldn't surprise me in this day and age of modern medicine where it's easier to live longer but doesn't necessarily guarantee capacity to work. And at the same time popes generally travel more and have more visibility compared to 500 years ago.

I think a pope from Africa would be awesome. :) I had my fingers crossed for Cardinal Arinze last time but I think his age makes him less likely to get the red shoes this go around.

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Idoit40fans wrote:Wait. Is it resign or re-sign?


Re-sign. The Pope re-signed with Vatican City. 10 years, 87 million. God told him no one deserves more than Crosby. Pope wasn't sold on it until he was offered a no-movement clause and a guaranteed spot in heaven.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Shouldn't yinz get to vote on it?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:36 pm

columbia wrote:Shouldn't yinz get to vote on it?


Vote on what, exactly?
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Re: Pope to Resign?

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:37 pm

Who gets to be Pope.
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