The Roman G8: What Will They Tell the Pope?

The Roman G8: What Will They Tell the Pope? September 28, 2013

 

Pope Francis began his papacy by appointing a group of eight cardinals, dubbed the G8 of the Church, from around the world to advise him. They will meet in Rome next week, October 1-3. The video below is an interview about what to expect from one of the participants, Cardinal Gracias from Bombay, India.

 


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  1. How could anyone think that the Universe has no Direction or Will and inside the Universe instead Humankind could have one of Its own? In regard to a Master Plan, the main difference between western and eastern Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam vs. Taoism and Buddhism) is precisely in the interpretation of This Will. For eastern Religions, the Universe is like a meteorite that moves without a set direction and even if One Divine Idea were to exist That would be beyond our Reason, therefore Its search is irrelevant. Instead, western Religions believe the Universe is like a meteorite built with a steering wheel that turns according to one “Free Will” capable to create a Direction. Eastern Religions preach passive acceptance for the life events and have little regards for the Human will. Western Religions, instead, refer to the Will of the Individual as responsible for one’s destiny. In the Bible we find one parable that is significant in this regard. Moses explained this parable to Joshua to convince him to fight their enemies since Joshua, instead, believed God would have helped them anyway, even without their actions: “As a big flood was running through a village, one man climbed on top of his home. One of his neighbors told him to leave the village before the water will rise even more. The man on the roof refused to leave and said he trusted God to rescue him. The water continued to rise and a man on a camel came to invite him to leave the village but again he refused feeling sure that God will save him. Finally the water rose to reach the top of the house then a man came on a boat inviting him to leave but for the third time the man refused trusting that God will come to help. The man eventually drowned. When the man met God in Heaven he was furious and asked why he wasn’t saved from that flood. God answered that He wanted to save him and had sent first the neighbor then the man with the camel and finally one more man on a boat but he had always refused”. This parable explains how, according to the Bible, God’s Will resides in our hands and we can choose or refuse to be the executors of God’s Will as if God’s Will depended on us. Thus, western and eastern Religions have different views in regard to Free Will. For the 3 Religions of Moses, God is Good and is opposite to Bad will. Does it mean that for these Religions besides their “single” God also there is one other “evil” God? How could these 3 Religions continue to say they believe in only One God? Wavevolution recognizes One God and both, Good and Bad, are part of one Master Plan orchestrated beyond Time in all of Its details. In common with Christianity, Wavevolution also recognizes a sort of Equality among all Human beings. Aside from any eastern or western interpretation, to believe in a Master Plan is to also believe that God conceived the Universe from One Will which is defined as That and only That and if it were possible to change It even slightly because of a presumed “Free Will” or prayer then That would not be anymore the Same.

    http://www.wavevolution.org/en/freethinking.html