Pope’s Miracle? or Mis-diagnosis

The healing miracle attributed to John Paul II that was rocketing him on his way to saint hood, may not have been a miracle at all, but rather a misdiagnosis (like most miracles):

Her disease worsened after the pope’s death, and her order prayed for his intervention to ease her suffering. Then after writing his name on a paper one night, she woke up the next day apparently cured and returned to work as a maternity nurse with no traces of the disease.

But according to the Polish daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita, one of the doctors charged with scrutinising the nun’s case believed she might have been suffering from a similar nervous disease, not Parkinson’s, which could go into sudden remission. A report on the paper’s website went further, saying that the 49-year-old nun had become sick again with the same illness.

The Vatican was making no comment on the grounds that the late pope’s case was still under examination.

The Catholic church has a father god, a son god, a disembodied ghost god, a virgin women that ascended bodily into heaven, a host of angels and demons, as well as deceased holy men and women that miraculously heal mortals on earth that pray to them – in what way are they not a polytheistic religion?

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4 Comments on “Pope’s Miracle? or Mis-diagnosis”

  1. These crazed hosts of religious stupidity will find some way to circumvent their own silly rules. Likely they’ll say the nun was cured but reinfected by Satan…or some such horse shit.

    Mindlessness knows no limits

  2. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are just different ways God manifests, not separate entities. Ascending into Heaven doesn’t make you God, just chosen by God. Angels and demons are creations, therefor not gods in a system that defines God as the Creator. And while intercessionary prayer to saints is rather idolatrous, it still doesn’t make them polytheistic because all your doing is asking someone known to be in Heaven (that’s what sainthood means) to talk to God for you. This is important in a hierarchical system that (anti-Biblically) teaches that you need an intermediary between you and God. Come on, dude, you’ve got to know this stuff. Why would you pretend to be ignorant? It’s not cute, just catty.

    • Victor Says:

      How are they “known” to be in heaven?

      If you believe an intermediary to god is needed, take up a dialogue with a Jew. You’ll have an interesting conversation that neither one of you gain any ground on.

      It may be you’re belief. Fine. Claiming it’s “known” is silly.

    • Wow. I just Googled myself and found this comment I had totally forgotten about from nearly three years ago.

      Victor, I’m not a Catholic. I wasn’t expressing my views but those of the Catholic Church. If you want to know how the Church determines if someone is for sure in Heaven, research the process of canonization. (I believe that’s the proper word for declaring someone a saint.) I’m not sure of everything it entails but they have to have performed three miracles.

      Anyway, I wasn’t making any point about Catholic beliefs other than that they aren’t polytheistic.

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