Is it possible that the pope doesn't believe in god?

solomon's picture

Average: 4.9 (8 votes)

I saw an interview with the pope today.

At some point he said: "The Vatican is like any other political or business organization, except of the fact that there is one additional consideration that we, the Vatican, must add to any decision making..."

And what is this one additional consideration??? Obviously I was expecting now to hear him say: God, spirituality, faith...

But he said: "Our history."


santana's picture

Oh boy

Oh boy

santana | Tue, 05/05/2009 - 06:58
sonti's picture


I like him, he is friendlier than his predecessors.

Still, it seems that he is weaker in denial :)

sonti | Tue, 05/05/2009 - 08:15
carlito santo's picture


Interesting. You have a gifted ear for nuances - his answer is certainly indicative. Most people would listen to his words but wouldn't notice the difference as we are all programmed that they must be reasonable.

carlito santo | Fri, 05/08/2009 - 22:48
lilian's picture


Unbelievable unbelievable.

lilian | Sat, 08/29/2009 - 09:22
lalo's picture

Yes, it is more than possible

Unfortunately, most spiritual and religious people are secular skeptics whose mind unconsciously still maintains their old strong belief that only what is perceived by the senses and an outcome of a logical thinking process exists.

It is mainly common with westerners men who were born into secular families. Their tendency as men to rely in the mind and thinking together with the influence of the western materialistic environment and finally their family's secular conditioning make the strive to belief and to God a very tricky and hard task.

This is a big tragedy and maybe the biggest self deception. It is that tragic because usually the spiritual/religious person is not aware of his real skeptic condition.

lalo | Sat, 09/26/2009 - 08:04
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

Most Likely He Doesn't!

What the pope apparently believe is he is god. The business of the church is the same as any other business, money and control of the general population is the order of things. Their history began with killing others to force them to accept them. I read about a secret group of Roman Catholics whose purpose was to kill anyone opposing the church, like the Bible's god seems to have done at one time. Child like father, so to speak?

But that is not limited to the Vatican. When I sat with other ministers, as a Protestant minister, I often heard some say they didn't believe in god or were not Christians. One saying he didn't believe in god said "he preached for the money." One saying he was not Christian said "that is saying to much" because he recognized it means one in the likeness of christ.
Have you questioned your beliefs? Reason the different concepts until all pros and cons are integrated into the 64,800 degrees of your vision.
--Elijah "The NatureBoy"--

Elijah_NatureBoy | Sun, 08/15/2010 - 17:12
Isha's picture

The Pope

Yes. He does not believe in the law when the law actually comes form the law and ways of God and reinforced in the world. Hence he and other clergy get away with crime. He only believes in the law of God and none of his men should be persecuted like everybody else no matter how great the crime. But in the end the law is there to protect people and not to rebel against. And what about those who have harmed one of his? Does he help them?

Isha | Thu, 09/08/2011 - 17:05
Isha's picture


**********CORRECTION! Re the Pope: I mean prosecuted! NOT persecuted.

There are many cases of cold blooded murder and other crimes in the bible and God forgives them. Should this apply today? I find it very difficult to see a real biblical world today. My mother will not actually read the bible again after having read it once for fear of the violence, incest etc. and she has the greatest insight into God, heavenly truths and wisdom.


Isha | Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:15