Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Pope's New Commandments
As usual, a lot of incorrect information in the comments section.
How can the pope add more Commandments. That is very very scary. -X
It does seem that the catholic faith is pulling away more and more from the teachings of the Bible according to Gods word.
The Pope himself has also added more Commandments to bring their religion up to date with the world!!
Many Blessings to you Candy
Rose has commented here at VTC previously, but I don't know if she is a regular reader. Hopefully, she will read this.
I believe this "Pope adds more Commandments" thing comes from a number of news articles written last spring which generated big headlines blowing up a small interview in the Vatican newspaper.
So what happened?
Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti gave an interview in the Vatican paper. He said that humanity is always finding new ways to commit sin. He gave illustrations to make his point. This was not the Pope proclaiming a change to the Ten Commandments. It was an "overseer" having a teaching moment.
Now, Candy writes often about how we must be careful in the music we listen to, or the movies we watch. Is she adding to Scripture? She is interpreting Scripture in light of modern society. This is the same thing.
Remember, just because you read something in the news doesn't make it true. News is generated for ratings and newspaper sales, and journalists are notoriously bad at understanding theology. Get Religion is a great blog which is entirely devoted to pointing out the religious errors in news stories. They wrote about the "new seven deadly sins" story twice.
Rest assured, the Catholic Church has not changed the Ten Commandments. If you look at the table of contents in the Catholic Catechism, you will find an entire section devoted to the Ten Commandments.