Posts tagged: Nostra Aetate
Do you believe in Thor? Why do you believe in Thor? Why don’t you believe in Thor?
iguanaco said: Hum.. I love who you always…
I hope I got it right:
God exists and it is water. It is actually H20 and it can be seen as water, steam or ice. Some cultures decide to see him/her as water, other cultures to see him/her as ice, other as steam, some cultures do not want to name him/her, other ones think that he/she is not one but H, H and 0. Some cultures/people realize that these are all the faces of the same H20.
So if someone pray to water, or to steam, or to ice, or just to H or just to 0 they are all praying for the same god so there is no right god or wrong god.
(Hope you enjoyed the Avengers)
Yes I think that’s it. And I love your water analogy. I think that’s hard to think that your God is wrong but I also think that people should show humility. How can one pretend know the exact wills of God.
This said I have quite the gender issue and I write arthurian and hetalian slash. So I’m not the most orthodox Roman Catholic you can come across.
(Thank you <3 I loved it!)
Thank you for your answers :D they really helped me.
Yes, I’ve met a very religious guy who told me that for him and Christians all other gods are imaginary, idols that people wrongly adore and pray to. That sounds strange to me but I’ll wait to hear the reasons for his ideas :D
Oh I would like to heard about that reasons debate is alwys interesting. I base my opinion more in Catholicism so if you don’t mind I will let you with an official Vatican thing (pretty modern as you can imagine and hypocrital to be fair but still)
"The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men.[…]We cannot truly call on God, the Father of all, if we refuse to treat in a brotherly way any man, created as he is in the image of God. Man’s relation to God the Father and his relation to men his brothers are so linked together that Scripture says: "He who does not love does not know God" (1 John 4:8)."
From a cool synod.