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The only quibble I would have with any notion here is if the Pope is indeed trying to say that you cannot reach a personal relationship with God yourself, but that you need a priest (here the implication would be a Catholic one) to stand between you and Christ and be that intercessor for all time or you will never achieve that relationship or maintain it.
"u" have no interest in debating religion with anyone. On the basis of absolutely no evidence you have decided it is false, then closed your mind to any contrary opinion.
I have no interest in debating religion with someone like u.
“The scriptures are of little use to those who understand them as they are written.”
“The scriptures were written by the Spirit of God, and have meanings, not as they appear at the first sight (literal interpretation), but also others, which escape the notice of most. For those (words) which are written are the forms of certain mysteries, and the images of divine matters.”
Read up on the essenes and there were different communities. John the Baptist belonged to a very strict one where no one married almost like Tibetan Monks, and Nazareth wasn't a town, but we do have Christ named from the sect of Nazareth.
Even as I thought of gathering some data into a blog post, Helen Bond posted information about lectures by Ken Dark about archaeology in Galilee. One of the lectures includes a treatment of the evidence from Nazareth in the first century. The presence of kochim tombs with fragments from ossuaries indicates that the people living there were Jewish and that this is the relevant time period. It isn’t clear to me from what I’ve read whether there is a closer proximity of dwellings to tombs than one would expect if the purity concerns advocated by the Pharisees were observed there. If so, then it will have to be said that Geza Vermes was extremely insightful when he suggested that in Jesus we see an authentic Galilean spirituality which was often in dialogue with and at odds with the vision of the Pharisees, who sought to transfer the purity of the temple into everyday life.
Even before recent work was done, however, we had a Jewish inscription related to priestly courses which mentioned Nazareth in roughly the third century. One merely had to note the unlikelihood that priests resettling after the destruction of the temple in the year 70 would have founded a town with the name of a fictional site invented by Christians, and one had sufficient evidence to make it likely that Nazareth existed before then.