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Well that would just be one way to look at the truth. I could fluff it up for you but it would still be a lack of faith in the unknown that makes one not believe. Most would quote you very much scripture that proves what i am saying but i just like to keep it simple because the majority of people that ask the question are just trying to find a way around the answer. I don't mean you but if you search through some of the old threads then there are some great threads that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that faith is the answer. In short i can not give someone faith if GOD has choose to see if you cling to it or let it fade. At the end of the day you either believe you were just an environmental coincidence or you believe in the poetry of motion. Everything else is just filler.
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
a reply to: deadeyedick
That is kind of a safety net answer imo.
At least in the Church, the Pope's words are not always considered divinely inspired. He mentioned that he would be cheering for his favorite Argentinian soccer team. Nobody takes that as divinely inspired. Other than that, go ask him if it was.
3) Why aren't some of the things coming out of the Catholic church, and other denominations, considered divinely inspired? (e.g. the Pope saying he would baptize extraterrestrials)
"If, for example, an expedition of Martians arrived tomorrow," and one said he wanted to be baptized, "What would happen?" the pope asked May 12 during his early morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
Explaining that he really was talking about Martians, something unimaginable, he said he meant beings that are "green, with long noses and big ears, like in children's drawings."
According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis said that if the Holy Spirit prompted the most unusual being to seek baptism, who would we be to hinder that person?
The pope focused his homily on the day's first reading, Acts 11:1-18, which tells of the Apostles' discussion -- and consternation -- over the Holy Spirit descending on a group of Gentiles at a time when the rest of the community of believers came from the Jewish tradition.
From the very beginnings of Christianity, the pope said, church leaders and members have been tempted at times to block the Holy Spirit's path or try to control it.
"When the Lord shows us the way, who are we to say, 'No, Lord, it is not prudent! No, let's do it this way,'" he said. "Who are we to close doors?"
Jesus wasn't in any position to tell us what the New Testament books should be