Thursday, May 30, 2013

God Doesn't Believe In Atheists

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." --Psalm 14:1

 Mr. Jorge Bergoglio, aka "Pope" Francis is fully committed to universalism, i.e. the belief that ALL humans (and perhaps even the demons and Satan) will be saved. From the UPI:

VATICAN CITY, May 29 (UPI) -- The Vatican retracted Pope Francis' statement that everyone, "even the atheists," were saved from sin and redeemed by God and therefore welcome in heaven.
People who know about the Catholic Church "cannot be saved" if they "refuse to enter her or remain in her," Vatican spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica said in an "explanatory note."
At the same time, people "who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ and his church but sincerely seek God and, moved by grace, try to do his will as it is known through the dictates of conscience can attain eternal salvation," Rosica wrote.
He added, "No person is excluded from salvation simply because of so-called original sin; one can only lose their salvation through serious personal sin of their own account."
Francis made headlines when he said in a May 22 homily: "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ -- all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone!
"'Father, the atheists?'" Francis said as if asking himself. "Even the atheists. Everyone!" Francis said in answering his Socratic-style question.
"And this blood makes us children of God of the first class!" Francis said. "We are created children in the likeness of God, and the blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace.
"If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter -- we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good," Francis said.
"'But I don't believe, Father, I am an atheist!'" Francis said, again speaking as if he were someone else. "But do good -- we will meet one another there," Francis said in response.
Atheist Hemant Mehta wrote in his Friendly Atheist blog: "Atheists, according to Christians, are going to hell unless we accept Christ's divinity. We already knew that. It was still an unusual and welcome gesture from the pope to recognize that everyone, regardless of beliefs, can do good and 'be saved' -- at least it was a step up from what we're used to hearing."
British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, known for advocating atheism and science, wrote on Twitter: "Atheists go to heaven? Nope. Sorry world, infallible pope got it wrong. Vatican steps in with alacrity."
"Conversations With God" author Neale Donald Walsch told United Press International Tuesday evening: "It is regrettable that the hidden hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church chose to officially retract the recent statement on eternal damnation bravely made by its new leader, Pope Francis. This rapid retrenchment wiped out what appeared to be one of the major advances in theological thinking within that institution in the past 500 years."

 Pure heresy from Bergoglio, to the point where even the Modernists in the Vatican had to "correct" him, making him seem "orthodox." He received accolades from some non-believers and arch-New Ager Neale Donald Walsh, whose writings are contradictory nonsense coming from conversations with anyone BUT God. What does the True Church teach about atheism?

Vatican Council I (1870): The same Holy mother Church holds and teaches that God, the source and end of all things, can be known with certainty from the consideration of created things, by the natural power of human reason : ever since the creation of the world, his invisible nature has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made.  It was, however, pleasing to his wisdom and goodness to reveal himself and the eternal laws of his will to the human race by another, and that a supernatural, way. This is how the Apostle puts it : In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son

Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, Condemned Proposition #1 (1864);
 There exists no Supreme, all-wise, all-provident Divine Being, distinct from the universe, and God is identical with the nature of things, and is, therefore, subject to changes. In effect, God is produced in man and in the world, and all things are God and have the very substance of God, and God is one and the same thing with the world, and, therefore, spirit with matter, necessity with liberty, good with evil, justice with injustice. -- Allocution "Maxima quidem," June 9, 1862.

 Clearly, Bergoglio is a heretic. However, the Vatican II apologists will jump through intellectual hoops to try and "save" his pretended "papacy." Even made a comparison to the alleged "heresy" of Pope John XXII regarding the Beatific Vision in an attempt to avoid the necessity of sedevacantism (the SSPX will do likewise, I'm sure). But that argument simply won't work.

Pope John XXII (1316-1334) preached a series of sermons in Avignon, France in which he taught that the souls of the blessed departed do not see God until after the Last Judgement.
      Traditio's analogy to the situation of Francis does not hold here because as pointed out by Fr. Cekada many times:
(a) The doctrine on the Beatific Vision had not yet been defined, so a denial of it would not constitute heresy.
(b) The pope, who had been a theologian before his election, proposed his teaching only as a “private doctor who expressed an opinion, hanc opinionem, and who, while seeking to prove it, recognized that it was open to debate.“ (Le Bachlet, “Benoit XII,” in Dictionnaire de Théologie Catholique, 2:662.)
In the pope’s second sermon, moreover, he said the following:
“I say with Augustine that, if I am deceived on this point, let someone who knows better correct me. For me it does not seem otherwise, unless the Church would so declare with a contrary statement [nisi ostenderetur determinatio ecclesie contraria] or unless authorities on sacred scripture would express it more clearly than what I have said above.”(Le Bachelet, DTC 2:262.)
Such statements excluded the element of “pertinacity” proper to heresy.
Francis will believe in everything, to join with even those who believe in nothing, as long as it's always to the exclusion of the One True and integral Catholic Faith.

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