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The Beatification of Pope John Paul II: We make Heroes out of Men, not Saints!

Updated on April 28, 2011
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Only of men, not of God

Heated arguments are rising up on Facebook, while I'm completing this hub regarding the 'beatification of the deposed Pope John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 - 2 April 2005) and firmly stand on my true-blue belief of being a Christian.

The longest church service ever rendered by a non-Italian Pope, that's what the Polish Holy See did since October 16, 1978 (I was in Grade 1 during the start of his reign.)

His papal works included visits at 129 countries, making him one of the most traveled influential leaders of the 20th century.

After his death at the age of 84 (6 years later to be exact), those who revered him as saint want his immediate beatification based from his godly works here on Earth.

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Ship's superweather deck (Photo by the sailor)
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Catholicism (Photo courtesy of


With the commotion emanating from the Vatican, center of Catholicism in Rome, Italy, supporters are clamoring for the speedy canonization of the deposed Pope.

In this time of so much awareness about the true Christian faith, more and more people are arguing about the authenticity of this procedure, whereas the evidences clearly defy the teachings written in the Holy Bible.

  1. If we could truly follow the Ten Commandments, then, we'll know that it is not written in the Bible to beatify a human being, even he's a prominent member of the church. This is a clear violation of the first and second commandments that must honor God and the avoidance of putting other gods in His Name. The pinnacle of violation is now being attested by this move.
  2. The way of fanaticism is pure idolatry. The Fall of Babylon saw the people resorting to devilish ways of encouraging people to divert their faith into astrology, numerology and fortune-telling and the worst of it, the surge of praying to many gods.
  3. The rise of the Great New Babylon is already happening since the Ascension of Jesus Christ in heaven. Chruch leaders didn't follow the teachings of the faithful apostles that resulted to a millenial destruction of faith.
  • the veneration of saints
  • the proclamation of Virgin Mary as co-redeemer
  • the revival of Babylonian ways
  • the corruption of the Holy Bible (King James Version is the most authentic one as the Antiochians defended it from the infiltrators who re-edited and omitted-almost the most important passage-John 3:16)
  • the vow of celibacy among priests and nuns that often violated by themselves
  • the killings and burning amid the public crowd of the true Christian believers since the Inquisition period, mostly in Europe (particularly in Spain); documented events saw the involvement of church members to accomplish such diabolic missions.

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Sunset at Sea (Photo by thesailor)
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It's alright to make heroes out of noble men who did exemplary services on their line of duties and responsibilities.

With God, we cannot compare our accomplishments here on Earth with His Great Responsibility in the Universe.

The Word was already sent in the world to save us from sins. I can clearly remember the message of Jesus about FAITH:

1 Corinthians 2.5  "That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."


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    • thesailor profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Seven Seas

      That is so true, Levertis Steele. Sailors are lucky to travel the whole world and see what's really happening in our world, especially regarding the effects of faith in our lives.

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      Levertis Steele 

      6 years ago from Southern Clime

      We would be less confused about truth if we diligently and prayerfully study the Bible and world history together. We need to study daily. We should pray for wisdom and watch ourselves grow in faith and truth..

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      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      This is a very controversial move. If you would base it from the Holy Bible, it is pure baloney; only superficial work of men to act like god.

    • thesailor profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      @SilentReed: Even if I respect all religions of this world; it's our part to choose the right path and it's only through Jesus. The Holy Bible has all the answers to our questions. I hope all the changes on human spirituality around the world will all lead to Him.

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      7 years ago from Philippines

      It is part of the Roman Catholic faith.I respect their belief although I belong to no denomination. There is too much debate about which or who has the correct interpretation of bible quotes,the rituals and the theology that we forget the purpose of religion which is spiritual growth and maturity.

    • thesailor profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      @earthbound1974: There's should be a huge cleanup in the Catholic church because what is happening right now is written at the Revelation of the Holy Bible!

    • thesailor profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      @travel_man1971: I just talked with a friend awhile ago and asked her opinion about it; she said, we should only worship God not saints or beatified church leaders. She sticks on what is written in the Holy Bible.

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      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      If Catholic authorities deviated some teachings away from the true teachings of the Holy Bible, we should do something about it in this lifetime in order to correct it. I hope it's not too late before the Great Judgment! God help us all!!!

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      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      In other words, some teachings in the Roman Catholic Church deviate what are written in the Holy Bible. Our church leaders should be ashamed of what they're doing about the billion of followers who still cannot see the truth.


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