Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pope Francis telling atheists to “abide by their own consciences”

Pope Francis keeps raising eyebows for three  reasons:  

  • 1)radical humility/ nonpompness 

  • 2) he seems  so "Protestant," evangelical/charismatic

and  (interesting how this third item may be related to the first two.

  • 3) provocative comments that make evangelicals wonder....but once wrestled with may be "orthodox"; after all  (universalism homosexuality etc),  Articles like  Quantum Pope can help us interpret.

 Here's one:

Given – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits, if He is approached with a sincere and repentant heart, the question for those who do not believe in God is to abide by their own conscience. There is sin, also for those who have no faith, in going against one’s conscience. Listening to it and abiding by it means making up one’s mind about what is good and evil.”

On this, see Morgan Guyton's

What does Pope Francis mean by telling atheists to “abide by their own consciences”?

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