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Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"
The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/08/2010 | Tancred

Posted on 12/08/2010 3:13:42 PM PST by 0beron

Austria.[kreuz.net] Christendom must become "atheistic and religionless". This was said by the old Liberal Jesuit, Father Roger Charles Lenaers (85), at a lecture in Vienna according to a report of the Linz commerce website, 'kath.net'. The old man is active in the parish of Vorderhornbach in the Diocese of Innsbruck. Religion consists in the thin flow of experience for the Jesuit that the human intellect can't grasp everything and is hidden behind an experiential "something": "In this since I am a deeply religious atheist."


TOPICS: Current Events; Ecumenism; General Discusssion; History
KEYWORDS: atheism; innsbruck; jesuits; modernism

1 posted on 12/08/2010 3:13:45 PM PST by 0beron
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To: 0beron

Never, but never trust a Jevvie.


2 posted on 12/08/2010 3:16:04 PM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: 0beron

Eating their own...

A candidate for the Nobel prize perhaps?


3 posted on 12/08/2010 3:16:58 PM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: elcid1970

Sadly you are correct....NEVER EVER follow a Jesuit.


4 posted on 12/08/2010 3:17:23 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 0beron

wow, talk about having your cake and eating it, too.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 3:20:56 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; Quix; metmom; Alex Murphy

Well, well, well.

Is this typical among members of this particular Roman Catholic denomination?


6 posted on 12/08/2010 3:22:16 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: 0beron

This is a VERY confused person


7 posted on 12/08/2010 3:22:26 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: 0beron
I am a deeply religious atheist

Who lacks basic reasoning skills and makes bad career choices.

8 posted on 12/08/2010 3:23:26 PM PST by Minn
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To: 0beron

Oxymoron of the day winner.


9 posted on 12/08/2010 3:25:32 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: 0beron
Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"

That's really stupid.

10 posted on 12/08/2010 3:25:48 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: Gamecock

One of the Berrigan brothers is a Jesuit.

Liberal scholars all.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 3:27:11 PM PST by Mears
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To: Gamecock
Is this typical among members of this particular Roman Catholic denomination?

Absolutely not. My uncle was a Jesuit and this would have made him quite upset to hear. He was fervently religious and encouraged others to be the same, bless his soul.

12 posted on 12/08/2010 3:30:46 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 0beron

Jesuits can be truly strange. This clown needs a superior to talk to him and either he tows the line or he can practice his atheism on the unemployment line. There is no room in the church for fashionable atheists.


13 posted on 12/08/2010 3:32:40 PM PST by chuckee
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To: the invisib1e hand

More like frosting yourself up & setting yourself out to be eaten.


14 posted on 12/08/2010 3:34:20 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: 0beron

Christians and atheists can argue all day as they both have unprovable theories...so says this agnostic (but I am still searching for truth).
I bet that no atheists will condemn me for this statement. And for those non-atheists who do disparage me, know that I was an altar boy in the Catholic Church back when the Mass was still said in Latin.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 3:35:36 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 0beron

Sounds as stupid as Jane Fanda saying she is a “Feminist Christian”... Uh O:K I guess.


16 posted on 12/08/2010 3:42:12 PM PST by therut
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To: therut

Fanda + Fonda


17 posted on 12/08/2010 3:43:57 PM PST by therut
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To: 0beron

Unfortunately, the original article is in German.

Although he may well be an unfortunate leftover of the liberal Jesuits of my youth, the context might prove his statement to be less controversial.

Any native German speakers out there?


18 posted on 12/08/2010 3:46:27 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: 0beron
Christendom must become "atheistic and religionless"

The Antichrist will give him that (Revelation chapter 13)
19 posted on 12/08/2010 3:48:36 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Minn

ROFLOL! Maybe he should have taken one of those vocational quizzes?


20 posted on 12/08/2010 3:49:44 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: 0beron

How is this even possible?


21 posted on 12/08/2010 3:51:33 PM PST by behzinlea
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To: 0beron
Sh*t's been going on for fifty years. Most of the "New Theologians" of the '60's are no more than burned out grey ponytail hippies. Some are mental cases. Jesuits lead the parade.
22 posted on 12/08/2010 3:58:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gamecock
Yes. Jesuits as a group have become a gaggle of worthless Christ-killing a**holes. Pity.
23 posted on 12/08/2010 3:59:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: MamaDearest
Sorry. "Was" ain't "Is."
24 posted on 12/08/2010 4:00:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 0beron

I’m just the opposite. I believe in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, but not religion.


25 posted on 12/08/2010 4:02:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: gorush

I’m a “non-atheist” and I don’t condemn or disparage you. You are correct because the claims of Christ require faith. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Keep searching, friend.


26 posted on 12/08/2010 4:41:18 PM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: speciallybland

He is also apathetic about it, which he doesn’t know and he doesn’t care.


27 posted on 12/08/2010 5:31:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Sorry. "Was" ain't "Is."

?. What's your point? He'd no longer alive and would be shocked at this.

28 posted on 12/08/2010 5:48:04 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: gorush

Agnosticism does not meet condemnation from atheists because it does not directly challenge their beliefs. But many atheists have elevated their non belief to a religion to the point that they are intolerant and ridicule believers. I suggest you visit England to test your statement about the tolerance of atheists.


29 posted on 12/09/2010 4:19:04 AM PST by chuckee
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To: chuckee
Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"

Wow. Leave it to a Jesuit to distill it down to "religious atheist."
30 posted on 12/09/2010 4:30:31 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Mears

and I was informed recently by another freeper when that name came up that one of them is dead...it really is no great loss to the planet..


31 posted on 12/09/2010 8:21:45 AM PST by goat granny
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To: chuckee
I always wondered why atheist that say God does not exist, keep fighting to prove something doesn't exist.

Seems if they truly believed that, they would go one with their lives and ignore those that disagree.

32 posted on 12/09/2010 8:27:55 AM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Ah, but you forget the arrogance factor. It takes a huge amount of hubris to believe you KNOW there is no God. And that kind of hubris cannot ignore the poor souls who have not yet reach the level of nihilistic enlightenment the atheist wallows in.


33 posted on 12/09/2010 8:30:47 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: goat granny

I should add, the atheist, having made itself god, needs feckless fools to worship at its feet.


34 posted on 12/09/2010 8:31:47 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

quite so


35 posted on 12/10/2010 1:25:04 AM PST by 0beron
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