Pope Francis: The Devil Hates Human Beings and Wants to Destroy Us

Pope Francis: The Devil Hates Human Beings and Wants to Destroy Us September 30, 2014

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11 responses to “Pope Francis: The Devil Hates Human Beings and Wants to Destroy Us”

  1. Now see, I can’t reconcile this Pope Francis with the “Who am I to Judge” Pope Francis of America Magazine. They keep telling me he’s the same person, but I think he has an evil twin, and I can’t decide which one is the good twin.

  2. If I may voice my view on this as a nonbeliever, Rebecca, if you would be so kind as to allow an opposing point of view.

    Gods, angels and demons are all part of a mythology passed down from less enlightened times. I have no doubt that Pope Francis has experienced evil first hand and believes that Satan, who is one of the main characters in the ancient story about Job and who is referred to frequently by Jesus, is a real person.

    There are three predominant religions in the world today: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each teaches monotheism and they all promote the same god with some variations. They also all teach about Satan, the Devil. All of this has its origins in stories told before and during the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.

    The history of these stories is well known. We can see where the idea of gods (then just one God), angels and demons, including Satan, came from. If we know they came from ancient stories, at what point in time did they change from fictional and mythological to real beings?

      • Recognizing when stories are fictional should be taught as a life skill. If it were, we wouldn’t have so many people taking scripture so seriously. Can you tell me how the story of Job could possibly be true. Who witnessed the conversations and recorded them word for word. Especially between God and Satan?

        • I don’t need to believe that that every single story is true. For example, I don’t believe that the world was created by the Aesir slaying Ymir, and we live on that giant’s body, and his skull is the sky. It is no skin off my back, however, if there is or was such a being that we might call Thor, or one masquerading as him. It is also no skin off my back if there is not.

          It is the naturalist who must make sure that every story, every myth, every report of anything beyond this world is false.

          • You don’t have to believe that every story is true. But what if none of the stories that describe supernatural occurrences are true. I sincerely believe that not a single account of any event in the Bible that would violate the laws of nature is true. They are all just stories. No exceptions.

  3. “The devil made me do it” was part of the act of a comedian whose name I can’t remember. IMO believing in a creation that causes people to do bad/evil things is an interesting way to explain why “bad things happen” .

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