Thursday, October 05, 2006

Who Writes This Junk?

I keep coming across these nonsensical articles written by people with no business writing about religion.

Here is one example:
The Pope will cast aside centuries of Catholic belief later this week by abolishing formally the concept of limbo, in a gesture calculated to help to win the souls of millions of babies in the developing world for Christ.
All the evidence suggests that Benedict XVI never believed in the idea anyway. But in the fertile evangelisation zones of Africa and Asia, the Pope — an acknowledged authority on all things Islamic — is only too aware that Muslims believe the souls of stillborn babies go straight to Heaven. For the Church, looking to spread the faith in countries with a high infant mortality rate, now is a good time to make it absolutely clear that stillborn babies of Christian mothers go direct to Heaven, too.

Here is the complete article.

Huh? What are they talking about? Limbo was never an official Church teaching. It was a theological hypothesis. This decision has nothing to do with Islam! Absolutely NOTHING to do with Islam and to link it to Islam is ignorant and insulting.

Here is another article:
Pope Benedict XVI is expected to cast aside centuries of Catholic belief this week by abolishing formally the concept of limbo. Today The Briefing Room takes a look at a move that theologians suggest could save the souls of millions.

Here is the complete article.

Where do these people get these ideas? Pope Benedict has the power to save souls? Let me make something very clear... The ONLY person who can save souls is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Not the Pope, the cardinals, bishops, priests, your neighbor, the Purdue Chicken guy, no one except for Jesus Christ. The Pope declaring Limbo as non-existant will not save souls it will only clarify what is already happening. People are confused about how the Church works. Limbo is not nonexistant because the Church says it is. The Church says it is nonexistant because it is. Just like it doesn't rain because the meteorologist says it will.

Also, this article also talks about Islam. What is the deal with that?

I could post article after article along the same lines, but I will stop here. I think religion reporters should be required to study the religions they are reporting on.

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