ZAZ: manimal2878Catholic doctrine says saints do not perform miracles directly, but intercede on your behalf to persuade God to work a miracle. Divine lobbyists, you could call them. The miracles are evidence that the deceased is in heaven. I suppose the damned are not as persuasive when it comes to asking for favors.
Mangoose: I know Zeppelin had a great rhythm section, but that's taking it a little too far.
CowboyJeff: If we can interrupt the usual Fark (c) Catholic Bashing, lets look at some facts. When Pope John Pal II came into office the world was in the middle of a cold war that everyone assumed would end in mushroom clouds all over the world. President Reagan formed a secret alliance with AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland and the Pope to secretly get money and equipment to the Polish Soidarity movement. The Bulgarian secret police (the same one that sent aid and wepons to Nelson Mandela) tried to assinate the Pope, and failed. Soldarity succeded in overthrowing the Polish government and then like dominoes the whole Soviet bloc collapsed, the Berlin Wall fell and then the Soviet Union collapsed....ALL WITHOUT A SHOT BEING FIRED....NO MUSHROOM CLOUDS...for a child of the cold war, that sounds like a miracle to me..and I am not even Catholic.
The first "miracle" was called bullshiat back in 2010. Let me guess: the church is just counting on the willful ignorance of their followers:
KrispyKritter: MaudlinMutantMollusk: raerae1980: Mangoose: I know Zeppelin had a great rhythm section, but that's taking it a little too far.If ONLY that was what was going on.I can't believe this shiat is taken seriously.That. Right there.yous are aware there are many religions in which people perform rituals and accept by faith, right? these things are nothing new. millions around the globe participate. it may offend your sensibilities but it shouldn't be hard to believe these things take place.
James!: Seriously guys, magic happened. Zombie magic confirmed by actual adults.
Pope John Paul II Forgives Molested Children
May 22, 2002 - Vatican City"Though grave and terrible sins have been committed, our Lord teaches us to turn the other cheek and forgive those who sin against us," said the pope, reading a prepared statement from a balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square. "That is why, despite the terrible wrongs they have committed, the church must move on and forgive these children for their misdeeds."
CowboyJeff: People who wait for Humans to perform miracles are going to be severly disappointed. I think that God worked throgh Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Lane Kirkland to bring a peaceful end to the Cold War. Sorry if that is not Farker approved thought, but for soemone who was living during those scary times, it makes more sense than to just think that man did something.
Barricaded Gunman: It's interesting that when Jebus performed a miracle, it was bringing a dead guy back to life, or feeding hundreds of witnesses with a couple of fish and a loaf of bread, or changing water into wine... things that were big, and visible, and allegedly witnessed by many people.But now, in the age of camera phones and Youtube, all we get are things like "Several years ago, some nun was sick, then she prayed, then she got better. It's a miracle!" with absolutely zero corroboration from any parties not directly interested in making him a saint.
ZAZ: Catholic doctrine says saints do not perform miracles directly, but intercede on your behalf to persuade God to work a miracle.
manimal2878: ...and he is credited with a miracle that took place 6 years after he died? Please. People actually believe this shiat?
raerae1980: Mangoose: I know Zeppelin had a great rhythm section, but that's taking it a little too far.If ONLY that was what was going on.I can't believe this shiat is taken seriously.
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