first, no disrespect intended, but what is wrong with you people! John Paul was a great pope (yes POPE) not some heretic, all he was trying to do was bring a great many people together. it is my belief that most religions are the same, they all worship god, the polytheistic people all have 1 major god, with many lesser gods, which could be equal rank to an angel, and that one major is the god everyone else prays to, no one knows what god looks like so everyone has one form or another, but it is the same person, you need to open your minds and get a wider view of religion, like Paul II, further more I piety you, it is sad to think that you cant get along with the other people because of religion, what ever happened to the golden rule, you know "do unto others..." well this goes for people with a different religion too. well I hope you will take my words and really think about them, not just push them aside, and if you with to respond to me I encourage you to do so.
There you have it: this reader thinks that polytheism (the worship of various false gods – in other words, idolatry) is the same as Catholicism, and he is coming to the defense of John Paul II. Well yes, if you like idolatry, then I guess you would have to consider him John Paul the Great [Idolater]. But Jesus Christ teaches through His revelation that the gods of the heathen religions are demons, and that to put His one true religion on a par with the worship of demons, as John Paul II’s entire “Pontificate” did, is about as bad a sin and a heresy as one can commit.
Psalms 95:5- “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils…” 1 Cor. 10:20- “But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.” Pope St. Gregory the Great, quoted in Summo Iugiter Studio, 590-604: “The holy universal Church teaches that it is not possible to worship God truly except in her and asserts that all who are outside of her will not be saved.”Why do you not believe in Jesus Christ?
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