Christianity Thomas on 17 Dec 2012 12:14 am
The pope came out this week with an amazing proclamation:
Pope Benedict XVI said this week that gay marriage poses a threat to “justice and peace.”
Earlier this year, the Associated Press reported that the religious leader had denounced gay marriage as being “insidious and dangerous.” Previously, he had called same-sex unions “a threat to humanity.”
The pope’s idea is that if two people love each other and wish to be married, they are a “threat to humanity”, a threat to peace and justice, and they are “insidious and dangerous.” This, of course, is insane. Nuclear bombs are a threat to humanity – in fact, to all life on earth, if enough bombs are detonated at once and cause nuclear winter. Gay marriage is no threat at all – any intelligent, rational person can see that. The foundation of gay marriage is love. It causes no harm to anyone.
With these statements, we can say that the pope, and the people surrounding him, have lost their collective minds. And with this we can say that God is imaginary. For if God were real, and God were love, God would not allow such insanity to be uttered by the pope, who by definition is infallible. The Second Vatican Council states:
this is the infallibility which the Roman Pontiff, the head of the college of bishops, enjoys in virtue of his office, when, as the supreme shepherd and teacher of all the faithful, who confirms his brethren in their faith, by a definitive act he proclaims a doctrine of faith or morals. And therefore his definitions, of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church, are justly styled irreformable, since they are pronounced with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, promised to him in blessed Peter, and therefore they need no approval of others, nor do they allow an appeal to any other judgment. For then the Roman Pontiff is not pronouncing judgment as a private person, but as the supreme teacher of the universal Church, in whom the charism of infallibility of the Church itself is individually present, he is expounding or defending a doctrine of Catholic faith. The infallibility promised to the Church resides also in the body of Bishops, when that body exercises the supreme magisterium with the successor of Peter. To these definitions the assent of the Church can never be wanting, on account of the activity of that same Holy Spirit, by which the whole flock of Christ is preserved and progresses in unity of faith.”
Clearly the pope is insane, therefore he can not be infallible nor advised by an all-knowing “holy spirit”. See also: