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Originally posted by NavyDoc
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by NavyDoc
Yes, but imho, and according to my own spiritual discernment, the Roman Catholic Church of modern times i.e. through the 20th century to the present, has been used or utilized for ulterior motives and a hidden agenda, to actually contain Christ and to bracket him, while allowing, via all manner of corruption, a permissive framework of evil to hold sway, and if some reports are to believed, active engagement in ritualized evil at the highest levels of the church hierarchy which may very well have been responsible in no small degree for the massive global phenomenon of child sex abuse.
Thus, to witness the rolling of the head (even voluntarily as a self decapitation), is not unlike the rolling of the stone by which the spirit of Christ is Liberated, set free to freely reign and to come and go without constraint or hindrance, set free for the sake of freedom that we might also come to freely love one another as we are loved
In such a framework Christ himself is then free to re-enter the church, you see, and so it's a wise act of courage on his part, to say, in effect, forgive me, it's back over to Christ who won the war whereby love conquors all.
This is about the person of Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict), not in the least, that's not the witch I'm referring to, but to something else much more fundamental, enough to persuade me that the Catholic Church is no longer at odds with itself, no longer a house divided, and thus the kind of place that anyone can feel free to freely enter and to come and go - it's like the doors flung open - to cheers and celebration.
I admire his act of courage and I pray for him, and ask him for his prayers too! Serious.
So it's not that you thought, my joyful celebration as a Christian of deep faith and personal experience.
It's a good day for the sake of the real and authentic church of Jesus Christ who is the body of all believers, and even unbelievers too (regardless of what they might believe). It's a day of spiritual liberation for none other than the spirit of Christ himself, imho.
Best Regards and God Bless,
ATS, February 11th, 2013.
So what you are saying is that you think it is a positive step for the Church and that his letting go will help bring her back to what she should be? Okay, I can swing with that. I had assumed it was yet another round of tasteless Catholic bashing. My apologies. Carry on.
This was a self inflicted decapitation for the sake of the goodness and love and power of Jesus Christ, which is a very good thing in my books making this a day of great triumph.
Sunday Feb 10th, 2013 via Twitter
Benedict XVI @Pontifex
We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new.
Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ
I just don't think it is anything conspiracy related. He is 85, in ill health and that is deteriorating rapidly. He has to make speeches, travel everywhere, face the media and now he has new technology to get the hang of (did anyone see the pic of him trying to work out Twitter?). On top of that, he has lived through the worst war in human history and in an age where we have made more progress and the world has changed more than at any other point in human history. In short, he is old and tired and ill. I really don't blame for saying "sod it". Time to settle down and just enjoy however long he has left.
It's a shame all the washed up politicians in DC don't do the same.
Originally posted by chr0naut
Originally posted by COINOP
There are a few that are in the running. As I replied in another post, he will probably be from Italy.
Examine their coat of arms
You see a face in there? A couple more raise suspicion, from their literary works on moving the church forward.
If you squint your eyes, you can see a face in the Papal ensign.
It looks like the Anonymous Guy Fawkes face.
Are you suggesting that the next Pope will be a member of Anonymous?
Originally posted by orangutang
Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
Maybe the illuminists told him to resign.
Then he resigned. Like planned.
i think you're close to the truth!
its more likely to be for a definite reason other than frailty. the elitists plans are experiencing some difficulty with the present pope so they may have made him an offer, resign or die. after all, the top elite are running everything!! why should they not run the popes life and influences. or the pope IS part of the criminal elite.
Originally posted by kingofmd
Originally posted by magma
reply to post by theAnswer1111
Who will take his place?
It will have to be one of the Kardashians, surely...
My guess is Obama
Originally posted by AutOmatIc
The world will accept the resignation of Pope "Hitler Youth" Benedict immediately if you agree to melt all your gold for giving unto the poor, start actually paying taxes like the rest of us, and agree to publicly execute/castrate pedophile priests. That's a start.