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Re: Why Didn't The Pope Talk About Christians

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Submitted by AnneM (United States), Sep 22, 2006 at 19:58

Have you ever heard of free will? The truth is that even for Christians, we can make the choice to accept or even to reject the teachings of God and the Holy Bible. On violence in the history of Christanity, it must be remembered that Pope John Paul II had a special penence service to express sorrow for the wrongs done in the name of Christ and to express contrition to those who were victims of such violence.

As for the gnostic gospels, they were rejected for good reason, because they were never inspired by God. As for the efforts towards Christian unity, that has been going on since Vatican II and even both John Paul II and now Pope Benedict have been in talks with other Christians, starting with the Orthodox. Efforts to have Christian unity takes not only time, but also must be done on God's timing not humanity's.

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