Are Pope Francis and Sam Harris on the Same Page?

 
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04 August 2018 11:00
 

https://www.thelocal.it/20180125/pope-francis-rails-against-virus-of-fake-news-calls-for-a-journalism-of-peace

quote:  “Pope Francis used the story of Adam and Eve, from the Old Testament’s Book of Genesis, to highlight that “there is no such thing as harmless disinformation; on the contrary, trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences. Even a seemingly slight distortion of the truth can have dangerous effects”.

Q:  Are Pope Francis and Sam Harris on the same page?

 
 
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04 August 2018 12:04
 

I’m going to guess, no.

 
 
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04 August 2018 13:47
 
GAD - 04 August 2018 12:04 PM

I’m going to guess, no.

You think that highly of Harris, or Francis?

 
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nonverbal - 04 August 2018 01:47 PM
GAD - 04 August 2018 12:04 PM

I’m going to guess, no.

You think that highly of Harris, or Francis?

Neither, but Harris is the lesser evil. .

 
 
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05 August 2018 11:09
 
GAD - 04 August 2018 11:03 PM
nonverbal - 04 August 2018 01:47 PM
GAD - 04 August 2018 12:04 PM

I’m going to guess, no.

You think that highly of Harris, or Francis?

Neither, but Harris is the lesser evil. .

quote from the OP link:  “In order to discern the truth from the lie, the Pope suggests that people look at the results and see “whether they provoke quarrels, foment division, encourage resignation; or, on the other hand, they promote informed and mature reflection leading to constructive dialogue and fruitful results”.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  -  John 14:6

Provoke quarrels?  Foment division?

 
 
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05 August 2018 11:39
 
unsmoked - 05 August 2018 11:09 AM
GAD - 04 August 2018 11:03 PM
nonverbal - 04 August 2018 01:47 PM
GAD - 04 August 2018 12:04 PM

I’m going to guess, no.

You think that highly of Harris, or Francis?

Neither, but Harris is the lesser evil. .

quote from the OP link:  “In order to discern the truth from the lie, the Pope suggests that people look at the results and see “whether they provoke quarrels, foment division, encourage resignation; or, on the other hand, they promote informed and mature reflection leading to constructive dialogue and fruitful results”.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  -  John 14:6

Provoke quarrels?  Foment division?

That shows how pointless the pope is, because religion is the former not the latter.

 
 
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07 August 2018 10:09
 
unsmoked - 04 August 2018 11:00 AM

https://www.thelocal.it/20180125/pope-francis-rails-against-virus-of-fake-news-calls-for-a-journalism-of-peace

quote:  “Pope Francis used the story of Adam and Eve, from the Old Testament’s Book of Genesis, to highlight that “there is no such thing as harmless disinformation; on the contrary, trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.  Even a seemingly slight distortion of the truth can have dangerous effects”.

“Even a seemingly slight distortion of the truth can have dangerous effects.”  -  Pope Francis

About 5 billion people and most scientists say that the following stories are not true.  In most cases, only people who have been gulled as children, or readers of the National Enquirer believe headlines like these are true:

- BABY BORN FROM VIRGIN MOTHER

- MAN DEAD FOR THREE DAYS COMES BACK TO LIFE

- WEDDING GUEST CHANGES WATER INTO WINE

- PASSENGER SAVES FERRY FROM SINKING BY CALMING STORM

- WOMAN CLAIMS ITINERANT PREACHER KILLED HER FIG TREE BY CRITICIZING IT

-  TALKING SNAKE GETS 4 YES VOTES ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

About the Pope’s ‘dire consequences’ . . . why do so many religious people hate people who do not believe their miracle stories?

 

 
 
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07 August 2018 11:44
 

Everything is possible, maybe he is interested in the forum :D in the end is Pope Francis :D