Here's a topic I often find confusing..."Is god real"?
Some people state as a FACT that he is...but...I think it is just their opinion...it does get confusing sometimes doesn't it?
The pope (I assume) believes god is real. But does that make it a fact? Is he the authority on all things God because a bunch of other people who (I assume) also believe god is real, voted him in as their representative of this "FACT"
Now I do question whether they ALL believe god is real in the first place, because you have hundreds of priests (some possibly quite high up in the churches)...joining a forum with other clergy that have lost their faith. And yet, they continue to remain clergy.
Sometimes facts are so obscure...it's hard to tell the difference isn't it? Fact - they are clergy.....NOT A FACT - they all believe in god.
I wonder how many of those Bishops that voted in the pope may have lost their faith...but continue to do their 'job' because thats all they have ever done? I wonder if any of them have joined this forum.