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neoxiang
24th May 2012, 08:27 PM
Addressing God as "Father" is an acknowledgement that God is the one who created, supports and guides humanity, Pope Benedict XVI said.

"Maybe people today do not understand the beauty, greatness and deep consolation" that comes from recognizing God as father, "because the paternal figure is not sufficiently present today," the pope said.

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Addressing an estimated 20,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict continued a series of audience talks about prayer in the letters of St. Paul.

Focusing on St. Paul's assertion that it is the Holy Spirit that enables people to pray and to address God as "Abba, Father," the pope said, "the absence of one's father or the lack of a father's presence in a child's life today is a big problem that always makes it difficult to understand fully what it means to say that God is our father."

From the beginning of Christianity, believers adopted Jesus' form of addressing God as father, especially in the Lord's Prayer, the pope said. "Christianity is not a religion of fear, but of trust and love for the Father who loves us," he said.

Pope Benedict acknowledged that "critics of religion have said that speaking of God as 'father' is simply a projection" of our own longings and desires, but the Gospel shows that the opposite is true, because "Christ shows us who the father is and what a true father is, so that we can understand and also learn what true fatherhood is."





















Source: CNS

Q' lypse
28th May 2012, 05:58 PM
massa stop the yeye talk, drop that golden staff and do something about your lieutenants and minions who have turned the pulpits into brothels raping boys.

ajbabe
28th May 2012, 06:42 PM
massa stop the yeye talk, drop that golden staff and do something about your lieutenants and minions who have turned the pulpits into brothels raping boys.

ahahahahaha..as for u...smh

ajbabe
28th May 2012, 06:45 PM
but on a serious note...Q..what can the pope do?...he is the head of the church but can he stop the individuals in the church from raping the alter boys?

Q' lypse
28th May 2012, 10:03 PM
but on a serious note...Q..what can the pope do?...he is the head of the church but can he stop the individuals in the church from raping the alter boys?

well im not saying he can stop it. But read about his stance on his minions who have raped boys. Its like a police commander looking away when the officers in all the departments are all corrupt, committing crimes,ie murdering etc,,,

ajbabe
29th May 2012, 12:09 AM
well im not saying he can stop it. But read about his stance on his minions who have raped boys. Its like a police commander looking away when the officers in all the departments are all corrupt, committing crimes,ie murdering etc,,,

ok..i understand now

Quophi Aletse
29th May 2012, 02:10 AM
so Christianity still havent evolved to at least render this masculinity imposed on their god as moot???

and also jesus used the idioms of his times ...... so it is not suprising that he referred to the spark of divinity within as the father.....

Quophi Aletse
29th May 2012, 02:20 AM
well im not saying he can stop it. But read about his stance on his minions who have raped boys. Its like a police commander looking away when the officers in all the departments are all corrupt, committing crimes,ie murdering etc,,,

lololol ...... i think the vatican doesnt want to focus on the negative too much and let the law deal with those perpetrators.

im quite impress with the catholic church though ....... the pope saying that god loves everybody equally, muslim, christian or wateva ....... and also if i not mistaken i read somewhere about the pope saying that there are different many paths to god rather than Christianity or jesus being the only way ....... now that is a big statement but i have to check archives to verify as i vaguely remember reading something along those lines ....