So is he an atheist? Or does he just act like one?

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Re: So is he an atheist? Or does he just act like one?

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Well, they solved the problem of all those troublesome priests.
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Re: So is he an atheist? Or does he just act like one?

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The "infallibly doctrine" is risible on its face. I don't care if it's 2000 years old.

So obviously it would come back to bite them again, as it has in the past (e.g., Galileo).

What you have here is a doctrinal dispute among Catholics and I have no dog in that fight, except to note that the infallibly doctrine applies to the Pope, and not to some blogger who thinks he knows better than the Pope. So unfortunately for the blogger, his argument seems to be self-refuting. If he's right, that would mean that the current Pope is fallible, but the dogma says that the Pope cannot be wrong. So even if he is right, he's still wrong. It's a paradox.
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All Catholic doctrine (as well as almost all other religious doctrine) rests on the ultimate appeal to authority, which is all you really need to know. God said X, and therefore X is unquestionably true.

Beyond that, it's academic, because it's all built on a faulty foundation from the beginning. For this reason, they are both wrong because they both start with the same faulty assumption.
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Ask Pope Michael.

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Re: So is he an atheist? Or does he just act like one?

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Does he wear a funny hat?
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Re: So is he an atheist? Or does he just act like one?

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Anaxagoras wrote:Does he wear a funny hat?
Of course:

http://www.eyeofthetiber.com/wp-content ... 2/POPE.jpg

--J.D.