Opinions and musings on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and life from a conservative Catholic neurosurgeon.
However, Pope John Paul II isn't a real 'saint'. His second so-called 'miracle', the cure of a so-called fusiform aneurysm of a cerebral artery isn't definite - which is the criterion for a miracle.The miracle was fudged for political reasons, so that a liberal and a conservative pope could be canonised at the same time. Not necessarily a bad thing - but just a way of reaching all Catholics at the same time.
"However, Pope John Paul II isn't a real 'saint'"You don't get to decide, bonfire. Silly twit.And even if you had a say in the matter, there's more evidence for St John Pau'sl sainthood than evidence you are a physician.You can, however, engage in juvenile puffery and preening to your heart's content. Please continue. Read a graph for us? Burn a kitten?
Senile old fart,Standing too close to your patio heater again, so you've fried your brain? Assuming you have a brain that is.You don't get to declare Pope Paul II a saint either. I'm just noting that the Catholic Church didn't follow their declared policy of accepting a miracle only when it's definite. Pope John Paul's wasn't. There's a perfectly good alternate natural explanation.I never claimed that I'm a physician. I'm a retired anatomical pathologist with experience of looking directly at cerebral arteries.Anyway. Your internet skills aren't very good. You still haven't noted that you're gullible in accepting an image on an obscure blog as being a crushed Smartcar, when it wasn't.
"You don't get to declare Pope Paul II a saint either."I didn't.""There's a perfectly good alternate natural explanation."Pity no one thought to ask you, given your professional reputation. Now all you can do is bitch from the sideline."an image on an obscure blog as being a crushed Smartcar"Take your pick: http://binged.it/1pwUIKz
bonfire: "I never claimed that I'm a physician"You claimed to be a pathologist, i.e., "a doctor who has specialized in pathology after receiving his or her medical degree", who chose pathology because you "didn't want to hurt anybody".bonfire, you're just another cheap troll that just shit himself: c.f. http://bit.ly/1iI2Q3y.As a Christian, I must offer you the same charity cleanup (see ”Trolls suck.” @ jezebel.com) I offered Popeye when has his little accidents. I have my pressure washer gassed up and ready to go with the paint stripper nozzle installed.
Senile old fart,I included a link telling you that the image (the second from the left in the 2nd top row in the link you've now provided) isn't a Smartcar. I was suspicious initially, because the car has a spare wheel in the boot. The Smartcar doesn't come with a spare wheel (not enough room).Lesson - you can't believe everything you read on the internet. You should realise that after you'd 'cut and pasted' a grossly inaccurate biography of Trofim Lysenko from 'Evolutionnews' (I suspect you get most of your biology 'knowledge' from that site).Anyway. I have as much right to comment on the Catholic Church not following it's stated policy regarding miracles as you do in commenting on the American government not following the law regarding the release of prisoners.You didn't declare Pope John Paul II a saint - but then again you did state that there's more evidence that he's one than I'm a physician. I do at least have an MB,BS (and a FRCPathA)
"...the Catholic Church didn't follow their declared policy..."Perhaps God was in a hurry to see John Paul II canonized! He's still the boss...
Pepe,God (if he exists) didn't canonise the dead pope. The Church did.By the way, you're still an idiot.
"By the way, you're still an idiot."I am sure this is what you say when you wake up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror!
Pepe,Good to see it took you 15 hours to come up with your 'instant' repartee. Did you ask a 5 year old for advice concerning a rejoinder?By the way, you're still an idiot.
"...it took you 15 hours..."Contrary to you, I have a life!You should stop talking to yourself when looking in a mirror...
Pepe,Pity you don't have a brain.By the way, you're still an idiot.
Bonshit, you're really a grumpy old dinosaur!
Here's someone who knows Bonshit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7URtW0mYY6A
Pepe,I don't tolerate idiots willingly. Like you and Egnor.
Bonshit: "I don't tolerate idiots..."You must hate yourself a lot then!
Pepe,I should stop feeding the trolls (such as you).
Today is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord in the US. Third Century ivory panel: the Ascension, high Classical style.Salvador Dali: Ascension.
Is it time for a perp-walk?The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests...A senior administration official, agreeing to speak on the condition of anonymity to explain the timing of the congressional notification, acknowledged that the law was not followed [sic].--- WaPoThe law was "not followed". :-DWhitey Bulger, call your lawyer.
He was truly a Pope for all people including Protestants. I don't know of anyone who takes the name of Christ who didn't love him.