Latest Papal Shenanigans: ‘No Hell’

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You never know what to expect from the Red Pope, Francis I. He comes up with some doozies, and this latest one takes the cake.

Interviewed by “his long-time atheist friend,” the Pope said there’s no Hell and that condemned souls “just disappear” (https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/pope-francis-there-no-hell). Am I the only one who thinks it may not be appropriate for the Pope to buddy up with atheists? But wait, there’s more!

Wrote the atheist interviewer, “In our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God… will create new species.”

What? You mean Christ died for a species that God’s gonna erase anyway? What Bible did he get that out of? I guess the same Bible that says there’s no Hell, thus refuting official Roman Catholic doctrine. Am I the only one who thinks it’s not appropriate for a Pope to be refuting Catholic doctrine?

According to the interviewer, the Pope also said, “It is an honor to be called revolutionary.” This guy’s something else.

The Vatican has officially disavowed the interview, saying it wasn’t a formal interview at all and that these aren’t genuine quotes–just a “reconstruction” by the Pope’s long-time atheist friend. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

31 responses to “Latest Papal Shenanigans: ‘No Hell’

  • marlene

    The next time I want to know what the Pope is thinking, i’ll ask an athiest.

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  • Phoebe

    Believe me, those of us who are faithful Catholics are almost in despair about this Pope. One of my (devoutly Catholic) friends said just yesterday, “”Is the Pope Catholic’ used to be a way of saying that something was obvious. Now when I hear the question, I have to stop and wonder how to answer.”

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  • Watchman

    That are many Catholics who would disagree with the current pope. He seems more interested in preaching Social Justice than preaching the gospel.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    The Pope had better watch it or else he will end up in Purgatory. Since indulgences are no longer for sale he would be in trouble. But then again, maybe this Pope will reinstall them.

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  • Angel Stew & Devil's Brew

    As a Catholic recently re-entering my Catholic faith I find this Pope very confusing as compared the Catholicism I was raised with. I don’t think my dad ever did get comfortable with Vatican II so we were pretty much raised “old school” Catholicism. It’s difficult to come back.

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  • bhudhi1987324

    The hell or heaven does not exist in material term, but this both are state of mind.

    https://bhudhi982591316.wordpress.com/bhudhi-p/

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    • leeduigon

      How do you know it’s not this world that’s only a state of mind?

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      • bhudhi1987324

        Because we experience that in every days life. not only heaven or hell actually even time does not exist in real terms and not only this the truth and false is also a state of mind.

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        • leeduigon

          If “true” and “false” are only states of mind, then you ought to be able to walk off the roof without falling down. Oh, wait–you might *think* you’re falling, and then *think* you’ve gotten badly injured, etc.

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        • Phoebe

          Bhudhi, you’ve given us a classic self-contradiction: You say that “truth” is only a state of mind, but you present that idea as a truth. By your own standard it can’t be true, because, by that same standard, there is no truth. However, we appreciate your sharing with us your “state of mind.”

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          • bhudhi1987324

            sir actually there is very difference between morally correct, facts, logic and truth. Yes sir i represented a idea and i consider it as a truth. because my my state of mind thinks that this is the best. I consider it as truth because i feel it truth. And until i feel it it is truth atlest for me.

            you think this idea is stupid i think this idea is great because its my state of minds same with you.

            terrorist kills people not because they enjoy it they kill because of there state of Mind that state of mind says them that by kill peoples they are protecting allah

            so for them this idea this morally incorrect idea is there Ultimate truth

            is or not.

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          • leeduigon

            Dig it, each of us has his own “truth.” This has been a great boon to civilization… not.

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          • bhudhi1987324

            no by creating such philosophy the future culture will be able to make a common understanding. This will going to make a peaceful settings between science and religion.

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          • leeduigon

            So we come to a common understanding by everybody having his own truth? Wow.

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          • bhudhi1987324

            until a persons idea is not disturbed by any other idea that is truth for him whether that idea is logically,factually, morally truth or not.

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          • leeduigon

            Welcome back, Esteemed Colleague and friend!
            This reminds me of our Great Philosopher John Dewey, who insisted that we cannot know anything and then expected us to take him for someone who knows what he’s talking about and ought to be listened to–which a lot of people, who should have known better, obligingly did.

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          • bhudhi1987324

            actually western people are totally mechanical people in Asia we call this type of people as kaan ke nache . this peoples use over logic, for this people i would say that- radical in philosophical or imagining but under the law of logic

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          • leeduigon

            I’ve heard a few things about eastern people that I have the courtesy not to believe.

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          • bhudhi1987324

            actually if you seriously not believe then that’s your mater

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          • Phoebe

            Meanwhile, bhudhi, you keep making these definitive pronouncements as though you consider them to be true, and then you tell us there’s no such thing as truth, but only states of mind. So really, given your rejection of “truth,” all you can do is say “this is what I like and this is what I wish,” describing your state of mind — except that claiming these things as your state of mind is assuming that what you’re saying about your state of mind is true. In other words, nothing you say can be taken seriously according to your own supposed standard. I say your “supposed” standard, because if nothing is true, how do we know it really is your state of mind? In fact, for anything you say, all that someone who knows you and likes you can say about your stated likes and dislikes is “that’s nice.” A stranger might say, “Who cares?” So why do you keep presenting your ideas as true and trying to convince others to agree — or, rather, to like what you like and dislike what you dislike? Or don’t you care whether people agree, and just want to express your feelings? If the latter … I’ll be friendly and say “that’s nice.”

            By the way, I’m not a “sir.” I’m a “ma’am.”

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          • Phoebe

            Lee, you’ve discovered the secret to luring me out of hiding: Just drag a logical fallacy across the path, and I pounce. Now if only that would work with my cat when I need to take him to the vet…. 🙂

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          • leeduigon

            Your cat’s not interested in logical fallacies? They used to preoccupy my iguana.

            I’ve got to apologize for this guy’s comments. He was gonna be a character in “Oy, Rodney,” see, a product of my imagination, but it all got out of hand and now he’s loose.

            Once upon a time the notion that reality is just “a state of mind” would have been taken as a sign of deep depravity–that, or madness. Today our colleges teach stuff that used to land you in the bughouse.

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