Author Topic: Saint Peter and skullduggery  (Read 795 times)

Offline Gerard

Saint Peter and skullduggery
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:28:47 AM »
The actions of the Roman Catholic Church never cease to amaze me. Who would have thought

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the RC church pulling the trick op peddling in bones again in the 21st century. A lucrative habit from the Middle Ages that has become ever more obscure since.
There is of course absolutely no proof that these bones belong to St. Peter. The CNN article states that:

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The remains which will be revealed on Sunday were among those discovered during an archaeological dig begun on the site in 1939; in 1968 the then pope, Paul VI, declared that they had been identified "in a manner which we believe convincing."

Sure. The CNN article goes on to say that:

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But with no DNA evidence to conclusively prove their identity, whether they belong to St. Peter is likely to remain an enduring mystery.

Indeed. Even if DNA was retrieved from this relic we would still be just as far as we are now, since there is nothing to reference it to.
St.Peters basilica was built on an old Roman graveyard for crying out loud. The context of that find is less than convincing.

Gerard
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But as man exists in nature, I am not authorized to say that his formation, is above the power of nature.
Paul Henri Thiry Baron d' Holbach, (1723-1789)

Offline leo

Re: Saint Peter and skullduggery
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 10:36:17 AM »
Lying is nothing new for the catholic church .
Religion is Bullshit  . The winner of the last person to post wins thread .

Offline stromboli

Re: Saint Peter and skullduggery
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 10:53:08 AM »
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CNN's Vatican analyst John Allen says that like so much concerning religion, the belief that the bones are those of the disciple comes down to faith.

And there you have it.
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