This Is Ignorant

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Martin, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Martin

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    This story is pure ignorance.

    I don' know why Bush referred to the Pope as "yes, sir" instead of "His Holiness", neither do I care. I would not refer to any human being as "His Holiness" or "Father" (in a religious manner). The Pope has no Biblical right to ask people to refer to him as "His holiness" (Matt 23:6-12). While Bush's comment may have been a goof, from a theological perspective I am glad he did it. The Pope is not "His Holiness" because the Pope is not sinless. He is a fallen, sinful human being just like everyone else. The Bible says that all men have sinned and fall short of God's glory (Rom 3:23). The Pope is not "His Holiness".

    Don't get me wrong. I would not disrespect someone just to disrespect them. However if I ever did meet the Pope "yes, sir" is about the best he would get from me.


    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2127232,00.html
     
  2. mcdirector

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    An occassional gasp can be a good thing ;)
     
  3. Bro. James Reed

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    Well, at least he didn't say, "How ya doin, Brother Benny?"
     
  4. Melanie

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    or worse.....the German Shepherd....what did the Pope called the Bushed one I wonder........
     
  5. Chessic

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    I'm happy to read that story, short though it is. I think far too many non-Catholics allow Catholics to get away with (imo) blasphemous titles like "Holy Father." I don't refer to a priest as "Father," (Matt 23:9) but, if it's a formal occasion, I would call one "Sir." If I ever met the pope, I would definitely use "Sir" just because of his position as a world leader, raised up, like all world leaders, good and bad, by God. I may be too sensitive about titles, though; for example, not everyone is as bothered by the fawning and foot-kissing (to use a more polite term) in the dedication of the KJV as I am. It throws their whole motivation into question for me.
     
  6. Chessic

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    "Dub-ya" of course.
     
  7. MrJim

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    Did he kiss the ring?
     

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