Terrific read from McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed on Paul Ryan’s new mission. Click the link in the title to read it. Well worth a few minutes. Read more »
Former Pope Benedict said he had a ‘mystical experience’ with God.
VATICAN CITY — Former Pope Benedict has said he resigned after “God told me to” during what he called a “mystical experience,” a Catholic news agency reported.
Benedict, whose formal title is now Pope Emeritus, announced his resignation Feb. 11 and on Feb. 28 became the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. “God told me to do it,” the Zenith agency quoted Benedict as saying to a visitor to the convent in the Vatican gardens where he is living out his retirement in near isolation.
According to the agency, Benedict told his visitor, who asked to remain anonymous, that God did not speak to him in a vision but in what the former pope called “a mystical experience”
According to Italian media, Benedict’s decision to step down was influenced by the various scandals that blighted his eight-year papacy, including the arrest of his personal butler for leaking private documents alleging corruption in the Vatican. He was succeeded by Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina
Bill Maher has said some disgusting things about religion before.
Possibly the most disgusting came on HBO’s Real Time Friday when the host actually said, “God in the Old Testament is a psychotic mass murderer”
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."2 Corinthians 5:21
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21
“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” – Psalm 95:1-2
- An act of faith (formerheathen.wordpress.com)
- Jonah Experiences True Thanksgiving! (mudpreacher.org)
- Preparing My Heart for Thanksgiving (Psalm 95) (markjemilbooth.com)
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