Saturday, 8 March 2014

Buddha didn't, neither did Mohammed.....

The Dalai Lama will not be doing it
.....nor Mary Baker Eddy,  Joseph Smith, John Wesley and John Calvin.

Charles Taze Russell didn't.

Confucius may have thought about it but he didn't and the same for Zoroaster.

Krishna didn't, even Moses, great man that he was, didn't.

And Martin Luther most certainly didn't.

In fact, no Swami, Mullah, Imam, Bonze, Maharishi or Lama has ever done it either.

Only Jesus Christ laid down His life for His followers, suffering unspeakable torture and torments, humiliation
 and scourging.

 He was crucified and died the death of a common thief on a cross.

Finally, He was buried in a tomb and then.....three days later........rose from the dead.

He came back to life and was seen by hundreds if not thousands of people.

That's why the Catholic Church is the one true Faith.

26 comments:

  1. Amen to that whilst pointing out that Lutherans believe that Christ died for them and rose again. However if Cardinal Pole had been elected Pope,Luther may not have happened,as Pole was part of the Spirituali that sought reform within the Church.

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    1. Pole was the front-runner in the conclave of 1549-1550 but his election was blocked by the French party. By then, Luther had been dead for four years.

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  2. In all fairness I wouldn't knock Wesley. Think about where he started off in the C of E.! As for the rest, they were/ are a bunch of jokers.

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    1. Patricius, just my experiences of Welsh Methodists, may have jaundiced my view.

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  3. Please support Deacon Nick Donnelly of Protect the Pope who appears to have been shut down, presumably by the forces that were bringing pressure to bear to have him shut down for over a year. Orthodox Catholics, priests and lay need to stick together and support each other, particularly, in this case, orthodox Catholic bloggers, commentators, speakers and writers. Blessed Michael the Archangel defend us in the hour of battle ...

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    1. Lynda,

      I have been aware of a certain diminishing of orthodox Catholic blogging recently. It has taken different forms.

      Withdrawal of comment, periods of “rest”, increasingly lengthy pauses between articles, and so on.

      Now all of these may have individual excuses, but taken together, it makes you wonder.

      If I were Richard, I would be watching my back. You know, Jack Reacher style, using shop windows, crossing the street frequently, etc., etc!

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    2. Jacobi, I have been watching my back for the past 25 years, sadly, 'they' attack those close to me (priest friends etc) and not me. (As yet).

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    3. As Robert de Mattei said in respect of persecution of rhe righteous, when he was axed by Radio Maria - things speed up as they near the end (except he said it in Latin, and I don't know the adage). That is certainly happening.

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  4. Actually, Joseph Smith was arrested and then murdered by a mob while in jail. But he didn't rise again. Death of Joseph Smith

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  5. Mohammed was poisoned either by a Jewish woman he raped after a conquest or by Aisha whom he had married when she was six. Muslim tradition says it was the Jewish woman, but because he actually died quite some time later according to the tradition, there is a modern theory that Aisha actually did it to pay him back for being an old perv.

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    1. David, but neither Smith nor Mohammed died willingly as did Our Lord. God bless.

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    2. That's true. And they didn't rise from the dead. Neither has any pope.

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  6. There is of course a flaw in your logic. The analog to Luther in Catholicism is not Jesus, but the popes. Did any pope ever die for the flock and rise from the dead? Nope.

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  7. David, I am referring, in the main, to those who may lay claim to being a founder of a faith. I think that Luther fits the bill very well.

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    1. Some popes are as much founders of new faiths as Luther. Certainly this is the case with the Vatican II popes. I don't recall Peter ever officiating over a ceremony where pagan medicinemen pranced around, nor drinking out of a cup of their concoction from the table of devils...but JPII did. And for this, Benedict and Francis the twin popes Castor and Pollox will canonize him as a saint! Talk about founding a new religion.

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    2. The thing about Popes is that they are all the same in terms of being vicars of Christ's Church on earth. None of them have founded 'new faiths' as you claim.

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    3. We'll see if you still think that after the circus that will begin with JPII's canonization.

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  8. David, it is not a personal view, it is a fact. Nothing has changed doctrinally. We may have endured bad Popes and corrupt Popes but Catholic doctrine has remained unaltered.

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  9. Well said Richard...our Faith is still intact.

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  10. Yes the Faith is intact and it is this that attracted me to the Church in spite of living in a country where the last legally allowable prejudice is Anti Catholicism.( Not helped by the Child Abuse inquiry here in Australia and the failure of certain Archbishops to act and inform the Police ). For example the Salvation Army,note a Protestant group, at the Child abuse inquiry appears to have gone beyond the pale in abuse in some of its children's homes in the past,but because they work with the Homeless and get a good press over this,there is not much comment about what has occurred to children in their care.As the Chaplain in my work place-a Catholic welfare agency-noted ,St Vincents de Paul society and Anglican organisations do as much good work amongst the desperate and yet do not get much press.

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  11. Richard,
    Amen, Amen and Amen! Did not the Lord say "do not be afraid"! As regards to the Papacy surely, it's the case of-The Office not the Man!



    Cheers,



    Michael.

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  12. SOOOOO enjoyed this post and the comments, (especially the Jack Reacher one, as a fan of those books.) I really wish you had a facility for agree or disagree. That would be fun.

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