Pope Francis tells Congress to beware of Fundamentalists

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  1. BobRyan

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    The reason I bring this up - is because the Pope in his speech today before the U.S. congress - insisted that the world is a dangerous place and we need to keep a close eye on "fundamentalists" in all religious groups, both Christian and non-christian.
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/nation-and-world/transcript-pope-francis-speech-to-congress-full-text


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    The Roman Catholic Pope said:


    "All of us are quite aware of, and deeply worried by, the disturbing social and political situation of the world today. Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred and brutal atrocities, committed even in the name of God and of religion. We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners."


    The reason I bring this up - is because the Pope in his speech today before the U.S. congress - insisted that the world is a dangerous place and we need to keep a close eye on "fundamentalists" in all religious groups, both Christian and non-christian.
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/nation-and-world/transcript-pope-francis-speech-to-congress-full-text


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    The Roman Catholic Pope said:


    "All of us are quite aware of, and deeply worried by, the disturbing social and political situation of the world today. Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred and brutal atrocities, committed even in the name of God and of religion. We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners."

    [FONT=&quot]The reason I bring this up - is because the Pope in his speech today before the U.S. congress - insisted that the world is a dangerous place and we need to keep a close eye on "fundamentalists" in all religious groups, both Christian and non-christian.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]"All of us are quite aware of, and deeply worried by, the disturbing social and political situation of the world today. Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred and brutal atrocities, committed even in the name of God and of religion. We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners."[/FONT]
    The reason I bring this up - is because the Pope in his speech today before the U.S. congress - insisted that the world is a dangerous place and we need to keep a close eye on "fundamentalists" in all religious groups, both Christian and non-christian.
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/nation-and-world/transcript-pope-francis-speech-to-congress-full-text


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    The Roman Catholic Pope said:


    "All of us are quite aware of, and deeply worried by, the disturbing social and political situation of the world today. Our world is increasingly a place of violent conflict, hatred and brutal atrocities, committed even in the name of God and of religion. We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners."


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    Christianity Today said: Pope Francis is blaming religious fundamentalism for keeping God away from the people.

    "Our God is a God who is close, who accompanies. Fundamentalists keep God away from accompanying His people. They divert their minds from Him and transform Him into an ideology. So in the name of this ideological god, they kill, they attack, destroy, slander. Practically speaking, they transform that God into a Baal, an idol," he said in a radio interview with evangelical Protestant Marcelo Figueroa, according to the Catholic News Agency.


    "No religion is immune from its own fundamentalisms," he added. "In every religion there will be a small group of fundamentalists whose work is to destroy for the sake of an idea, and not reality. And reality is superior to ideas."

    http://www.christiantoday.com/artic....away.from.people.says.pope.francis/64985.htm
     
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  2. BobRyan

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    So now in the context of "fundamentalists" across all world wide religions -- do "Jesuits" qualify as "Fundamentalists"??

    in their "be like a corpse - do not question your superiors - do anything you are told - no limit" mindset?

    Zealots -- celebate, vow of poverty, never seek high office, and obey without asking a question for conscience sake - any order given by your superior?

    What system of extremists could not thrive under the rule of "the ends justify the means"???
     
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    I hear the pope called the "voice of Peter". What a platform to be given by God, if the pope were of God. What an audience of millions to tell them they need to repent of all their false religions and call upon Jesus Christ to save them!!!!!!! But he feeds them lies instead, taking millions to hell because they do not hear the truth. Rather he tells them all religions are worshipping the living God. Blasphemy indeed!!!!! The "voice of Peter" ? I think not! Nothing like Peter at all.
     
  4. Salty

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    Could it be that fundamentalists are a threat to the Roman Catholic Church.

    (and to a liberal - anyone who says Jesus is the only way to Heaven would be labeled a fundamentalist.)
     
  5. BobRyan

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    I think Jesuits are among the most extreme of "extreme fundamentalists" according to their own Pope Clement XIV - who said he "forever abolished" them in the 1700's.
     
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    Indeed, as those who preach and teach the true Gospel will always been found as enemies by church of rome!
     

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