Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)

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  1. "The unforgiveable sins this earth must confront and overcome are
    Nationalism, capitalism, and hoarding. The idea of every nation
    should be forgot, price should be struck from the commons, and
    princes should be seen for the devils they are. The sins include
    our church, secret societies, and other religions which make of
    the spirit of God a divide."

    Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)
    2nd April 2005
























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    give them, as a complete proof of this great and important
    matter, the course of the moon and planets, and to claim to have concluded
    the proof with such an argument, is to give them ground for believing that
    the proofs of our religion are very weak. And I see by reason and experience
    that nothing is more calculated to arouse their contempt.

    It is not after this manner that Scripture speaks, which has a better
    knowledge of the things that are of God. It says, on the contrary, that God
    is a hidden God, and that, since the corruption of nature, He has left men
    in a darkness from which they can escape only through Jesus Christ, without
    whom all communion with God is cut off. Nemo novit Patrem, nisi Filius, et
    cui voluerit Filius revelare.30

    This is what Scripture points out to us, when it says in so many places that
    those who seek God find Him. It is not of that light, "like the noonday
    sun," that this is said. We do not say that those who seek the noonday sun,
    or water in the sea, shall find them; and hence the evidence of God must not
    be of this nature. So it tells us elsewhere: Vere tu es Deus absconditus.31

    243. It is an astounding fact that no canonical writer has ever made use of
    nature to prove God. They all strive to make us believe in Him. David,
    Solomon, etc., have never said, "There is no void, therefore there is a
    God." They must have had more knowledge than the most learned people who
    came after them, and who have all made use of this argument. This is worthy
    of attention.

    244. "Why! Do you not say yourself that the heavens and birds prove God?"
    No. "And does your religion not say so"? No. For although it is true in a
    sense for some souls to whom God gives this light, yet it is false with
    respect to the majority of men.

    245. There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration. The
    Christian religion, which alone has reason, does not acknowledge as her true
    children those who believe without inspiration. It is not that she excludes
    reaso
     
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