Posted by Jerry on December 1, 2005
How convenient. Oh, and while we’re at it, might as well abolish hell… and purgatory too… why not? Being the pope in the Catholic Church is so cool — he gets to create his own reality for “souls” of dead people… upon his wishes there was a limbo… and now upon the wishes of the new pope… there might not be one anymore. I feel sad for the souls who will be evicted from the limbo — where will they go? Oh, the tortured state of such homeless souls, even in death they can’t find rest.
Pope John Paul asked the commission to come up with “a more coherent and enlightened way” of describing the fate of such innocents.
So, according to whatever new description they come up with for the fate of these “innocent” souls, there will indeed exist such a place that will fit the description that they attempt to create. That’s quite amazing powers that the pope has!
(Interestingly, if the Church is already assuming that these souls are innocent, then why aren’t they in heaven by default? Doesn’t innocent mean in some manner, pure, sinless, holy, naive? Is it not enough that one is devoid of sin to be in heaven? Does the soul REQUIRE to have done “good deeds” while alive in order to be admitted to heaven? I thought God was all-loving and all-merciful. It’s strange that God has such reservations on letting the souls of babies into heaven. Apparently, His love and mercy does not extend to the souls of babies who have not “wilfully” chosen HIM — because they simply, physiologically cannot do that yet. However, God’s ego — being so bloated that it is — requires even from babies that stringent criteria that they must have chosen God and good deeds inorder to be admitted to heaven — if not, they have to go to this place called “limbo” — which, incidentally, might not exist anymore if the pope decides so.
Oh, all the CRAP people believe!!)