Archive for nglreturns.myfreeforum.org Nglreturns is a forum to discuss religion, philosophy, ethics etc...

NGLReturns Daily Quiz - Play here!
 



       nglreturns.myfreeforum.org Forum Index -> All faiths and none
Shaker

Pope Benedict XVI resigns

BBC news is reporting right now that the Pope has handed his cards in. For as yet undisclosed reasons Possibly because of his failing health he's going to resign at the end of the month, apparently the first time a Pope has resigned since Gregory XII in 1415.
Jim

Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigns

Whether one agrees with him, his actions or doctrine, I have to admire the fact that he chose to resign the power he has.
He reminds me in this of John Hapgood, the for Abp of York, who demitted his office to become a country vicar.

Ratzinger has set a precedent in doing this for health grounds.
Shaker

Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigns

Jim wrote:
Ratzinger has set a precedent in doing this for health grounds.

It's the main story on the BBC (and everywhere else I'd imagine): there's been a lot of talk, including from some staunch Catholics, saying that JPII clung on to the very end but he should have resigned on health grounds, since for the last couple of years of his tenure he was obviously a very ill man indeed and mentally not exactly with it.
Ketty

Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigns

Jim wrote:
Whether one agrees with him, his actions or doctrine, I have to admire the fact that he chose to resign the power he has.


Agreed.
bnabernard

Can you resign the power of God?

bernard (hug)
Shaker

Well, yes, apparently you can - there's provision for a Pope to resign, so the answer has to be yes. Very very few have made use of it, but it's there.
cyberman

bnabernard wrote:
Can you resign the power of God?

bernard (hug)


Popes don't have the power of God.
bnabernard

cyberman wrote:
bnabernard wrote:
Can you resign the power of God?

bernard (hug)


Popes don't have the power of God.


It seems strange then that the HS elects the Pope as the spokes person for God, surely that is the power of God to be able to make judgements on His behalf, being of the same mind etc, faith moving mountains?

bernard (hug)
Lexilogio

Credit to him for having the courage to do this.
cyberman

bnabernard wrote:
cyberman wrote:
bnabernard wrote:
Can you resign the power of God?

bernard (hug)


Popes don't have the power of God.


It seems strange then that the HS elects the Pope as the spokes person for God, surely that is the power of God to be able to make judgements on His behalf, being of the same mind etc, faith moving mountains?

bernard (hug)


As you use the word "surely", I assume that you believe he does have the power of God. You are free to believe that, of course. FYI, though, Catholics do not believe it.
bnabernard

Fear not for my own understanding on the catholic position cyber, the ex er indoors was a catholic.

bernard (hug)
cyberman

bnabernard wrote:
Fear not for my own understanding on the catholic position cyber, the ex er indoors was a catholic.

bernard (hug)


I am not fearing, bernard. Simply pointing out that if you think that Catholics believe that the Pope has the power of God, then your understanding of the Catholic position is poor.
bnabernard

Apprieciated, however knowing me for so long you should know better than to try and work out what I'm thinking   I have a job myself at times  

bernard (hug)
cyberman

bnabernard wrote:
Apprieciated, however knowing me for so long you should know better than to try and work out what I'm thinking   I have a job myself at times  

bernard (hug)


I am not trying to work out what you're thinking. Simply pointing out that if you think that Catholics believe that the Pope has the power of God, then your understanding of the Catholic position is poor.

       nglreturns.myfreeforum.org Forum Index -> All faiths and none
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum