Monday 11th of December 2023

gus wasn't there so he cannot confirm nor deny...


The journalist, who had conducted numerous interviews with the Pope, is known for writing the accounts of his conversations from memory rather than taking notes; while Pope Francis has yet to comment, the Vatican called his purported comments a “free interpretation” of what he actually said.

Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari has quoted Pope Francis as hereticaly rejecting the central Christian belief that Jesus rose from the dead in the same body in which he was buried.

Scalfari claimed in a 5 November article in the newspaper Repubblica, which he had co-founded and edited, that Pope Francis told him of the Resurrection:

“He was a man until he was placed in the tomb by the women who recomposed his body. That night, in the tomb, the man disappeared and from that cave he came out in the semblance of a spirit that met the women and the Apostles while still preserving the shadow of the person, and then he definitively disappeared.”

The quote attributed to the Pope is from Scalfari’s new book, The One God and Modern Society, which centres on his interviews with Pope Francis and the late Cardinal Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former Archbishop of Milan.

Detailed in the New Testament, the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion is one of the main pillars of the Christian faith.

In 1 Corinthians, Paul the Apostle says: “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures,  and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.”

Scalfari's account is put into question

Eugenio Scalfari, 95, a self-professed atheist and a long-time friend of Pope Francis, has conducted multiple interviews with the Pontiff that have caused furore in the Christian community.

He has previously claimed that the Pope told him that hell does not exist, that divorced and remarried Christians should be admitted to Holy Communion, and that Jesus Christ isn’t God.

The Pope himself has never clarified his purported quotations provided by Scalfari. On each occasion, the Vatican has stated that Scalfari’s account is not reliable (the Italian journalist famously never records or takes notes of his conversations with the Pope and prefers to write his accounts later from memory).

The ‘non-divinity’ of Jesus

Last month, Scalfari claimed that Pope Francis told him in a conversation over two years ago that he “conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, a man, not God incarnate. Once incarnated, Jesus ceases to be a God and becomes a man until his death on the cross.”

A Vatican spokesman then said at a press conference that “the Holy Father never said what Scalfari wrote.” He added that both the quoted remarks and interpretation of the conversation by Scalfari “cannot be considered a faithful account of what was said by the Pope.”

Replying to the alleged papal comments on the Resurrection, the Holy See Press Office said the quotation attributed to Pope Francis represents “a personal and free interpretation of those who listened, as appears completely evident from what is written today regarding the divinity of Jesus Christ.”


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Gus is a fierce atheist...

meanwhile, resurrection in the USA, only the USA....

A court in the US has refused to release a convict who argued that he had completed his life sentence when he briefly "died".

Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life without parole in Iowa for bludgeoning a man to death in 1996.

He said his sentence ended when his heart stopped during a medical emergency four years ago, even though he was revived.

But judges said Schreiber's bid - while original - was "unpersuasive".

They said that it was "unlikely" to be dead, as he had signed his own legal documents in the case.

In 2015, Schreiber developed septic poisoning as a result of kidney stones. He had to be resuscitated by doctors in hospital, but fully recovered and was returned to prison.

In Schreiber's claim, filed last year, he said that he had been resuscitated against his will, and that his brief "death" meant that his life sentence had technically ended.

The district court ruled against Schreiber - a decisions his lawyer took to the state's court of appeal.



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Allahu akbar and other delusions...

Explaining that he was "fed up with media passing this religious expression for an expression of war," the former director of the controversial CCIF chanted "Allahu akbar" with other demonstrators during the march against Islamophobia in Paris.

Executive Director of the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) from March 2016 to October 2017, Marwan Muhammad, urged demonstrators of the march against Islamophobia, in Paris on November 10, chanting the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar", which means "God is great".

"One says" Allahu Akbar ", one says" Allahu Akbar ", one says" Allahu Akbar "", the founder of The Muslims community organization, Marwan Muhammad, repeated three times before explaining: "We are proud to be Muslims and to be French citizens."  He then carried on:" One says "Allahu Akbar" because one is fed up that the media misrepresent this religious expression as an expression of war".


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miracles from a gaming platform...

A New Testament inspired role-playing video game called "I Am Jesus Christ" is set to be released early next [sic] year and will allow gamers to portray Jesus Christ.

Polish game developer PlayWay released a trailer for “I am Jesus Christ” on YouTube Dec. 6 and shows how gamers can play out events in Jesus' life such as performing miracles for points. The game also depicts the crucifixion and Jesus' resurrection as the stone is rolled away from the tomb


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