The Middle Ground Part II: Quotes of Pope John Paul II

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  1. silverback66 macrumors regular

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    An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.

    As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

    reedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

    From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.

    Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.

    Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.

    Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.

    Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.

    Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.

    Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

    Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.

    The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

    The future starts today, not tomorrow.

    The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.

    To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

    War is a defeat for humanity.

    Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore... prove ultimately futile.

    When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.

    Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.

    Pope John Paul II
     
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    O_O
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    And his point is? What does it all mean?:confused:
     
  5. silverback66 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My point is these are great quotes to consider from a great man and thinker just like in the Martin Luther King Jr. thread.
     
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    This is a discussion forum. If posts are not intended to generate a discussion, there isn't much point in posting them.

    Have a little courage. Say what you mean.
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Yes, but when he does that he pretty much says the exact opposite then gets himself banned. I suspect this was a shortlived attempt to get back on our good graces. Guess it didn't work.
     
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    I wonder how his anger management course is going?
     
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    a lot of these quote are very agreeable with.

    this one
    should read:
    "Science can purify religion from error and superstition, from idolatry and false absolutes".
     
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    Well, unless I missed something or the mods deleted it, at least this time he didn't insult anyone.
     
  11. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    He did and it was removed - hence his latest and permanent ban.

    No need to discuss further, folks.
     
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