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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Former Pope Benedict XVI drinks beer on his 90th birthday

Beer is an alcoholic beverage, but it can also be classified as food. Some religious folks don't take alcohol as it is against their doctrines. Former Pope, Benedict XVI, a prominent religious leader in the world has been buzzing online for drinking beer during his 90th birthday.

He was regarded the first Pope to make his resignation intentions known to the cardinals due to “lack of strength of mind and body.” Pope Benedict XVI made this pronouncement on February 11, 2013, while the resignation proper occurred on February 28, 2013. Other popes before him either resigned or were forced to do so. Though retired, Pope Benedict is still referred to as His Holiness, as he keeps the designation of Pope and still wears the papal colour of white. On March 13, 2013, the current Pope Francis took over office from him
During his 90th birthday, Benedict sipped the beer alongside his brother, Mgr Georg Ratzinger. The retired pontiff was born on April 16, 1927, in southern Germany. But since the birthday coincided this year with Easter Sunday, the occasion was celebrated on Monday.
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Oga Mickey

And so what kwanu? Kini big deal? Drinking beer is not a sin.... Ndi uwa

Oluwatoyin Obanla

Correct retired pope wey sabi shack,papa no go kill himself nah

Endy Edeson

@Obanla: he is enjoying himself without limit. way to go Pope ! @Mickey: Are religious books not against taking beer or alcohol?

Oga Mickey

The Bible is not against drinking alcohol but is against drunkenness... Same way, the Bible is not against eating but is against gluttony

Roseline Yucee Amua

Endy pls o. What do u mean by enjoying himself without limit? Abeg fear God o.

Endy Edeson

@Roseline: without limit, I mean without considering what other religious groups think about taking alcohol

Justina Kwaor

Where is it written in d Bible dat "Thou shal nt drink alcohol'?Nigerians! Sum of us be claiming to be more pious than dis white people that brought Christianity to Nigeria.

Endy Edeson

@Justina: What God commands Christians regarding alcohol is to avoid drunkenness (Ephesians 5:18). So Christians are allowed to sip alcohol, beer and wine

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

The catholic church is not against taking beer or alcohol. Even the wine for Holy mass is highly alcoholic, reason they always dilute it well.

Endy Edeson

@Jenniffer: interesting. you sound like you are a Catholic church member. Other religious groups forbids alcohol in totality despite God's direction on it

Oloyede Ogundepo

Endy Evening. I beggy, who is fooling who? Am very sure that this is not is first time of taking beer

Endy Edeson

@Oloyede: Goodevening my brother. Yeah: like Jennifer rightly said, it's normal in Catholic Church for members to take alcohol

Oloyede Ogundepo

Endy dat is catholic. Pope is representing Christians head person nt jst a Christian. Even if he wnt to, i think it shld nt be as much as ds quantity nd nt in public. Bcos pple will wnt to abuse it

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Catholics are not pretenders like ur pastors

Oloyede Ogundepo

Jennifer it as nt gotten to dat. Pls dnt misunderstand me.

Godwin Epu

You said pope is the head of Christian?
Hmmmmm
Then why some Christian don't believe in his teaching?

Oloyede Ogundepo

bro pls dnt let go into ds

Godwin Epu

It's well with us bros

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

What? Has the Pope overfed in public? Don't people overfeed? And doesn't the bible condemn it? So the Pope taking alcohol will make a lot go into drinking? People abuse stuffs even when they don't know or see anyone that has

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

And Pope isn't the head of Christians

Godwin Epu

Who is the head of Christian at Jesse?

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

No one is cept Christ. Pope is the head of all Catholics. How can you say the Pope represents Christians all over when the Churches doesn't all agree and aren't under the same umbrella?

Godwin Epu

Simple @ Jesse....👍👍

Endy Edeson

OLOYEDE: You are right. The Pope display of alcohol in public will encourage many Christians to take alcohol and if it's not with caution might lead to drunkenness

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Whether the Pope drinks beer or not. Person weyy wan be drunkard will be...

St Aafe

U condem bear drinking, but u work in Nigeria brewery n use d money to pay tithe abi? Continue!!!

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Now pope is the head of christiandom but all of you are the ones that will be quick to insult catholics and their doctrine... Pls allow us and our pope (emeritus) to be "catholic"

Godwin Epu

Just comment on your previous chart.
Thanks alot for this...
God bless
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Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Pope isn't the head of Christiandom. He's the head of Catholics
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Godwin Epu

Are you sure at Jesse

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Lol... and who decide when it's Easter?

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina Pls tell us who decides Easter?

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

So deciding Easter means Pope is the head of Christians? An Easter that not all Churches celebrate? Common

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina Pope Benedict is the 265 and Pope Francis is the 266 in the line of the first Christian leader St Peter who Jesus handed over the church

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

So says Catholic doctrine. Why then do other churches don't agree with that? Christ is the head of all churches not the Pope. We will go back and forth with this but the truth remains that Peter was with Christ and he wasn't Catholic nor was Christ.

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Why did APC leave PDP to form their party? They don't agree with PDP anymore and also for selfish reasons

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Hahahaha. Tinubu left PDP? Buhari did? The APC founding members were not of the PDP folk. Those joined in later.

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Lol... my point is that most churches who formed theirs left from the catholic church

Endy Edeson

@Jesse & Jennifer: hahahahaha. I can't stop laughing. The question and answer here is quite EPIC. That is why I am advocating for the unification of religious doctrines.
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Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Sorry but that's a lie. Catholic church started when? The church was established in Christ and by Christ so saying churches sprang up from leaving the Catholic church is not true. Peter wasn't a Catholic. People need to get that. If Peter was considered a Catholic then what was Christ?

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, there can never be a unification. Not when the Catholics believe they're the founders of Christianity. If you wait on churches to guide you then you'll be lost. Unify with Christ and you'll see the light

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Lol... Christ is Catholic...

Endy Edeson

JESSE: You are right. In that case, personal doctrines should be adopted instead of contrasting doctrines.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Hahahaha. That's what you were told? I see. No wonder there's a lot of splinters in Christianity

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Naa.. that "Christ is Catholic" was a joke tho..lol

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, the only unifying doctrine is that Christ is the head of the church. And living a Christlike like is the only way. Nothing else. That's speaking from a Christian perspective

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Jennifer, okay. Got that. For me, I do not care bout doctrines that contradicts. I have a lot of issues with the Bible as it is already. That's a story for another day

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Anyway, pastors will say anything to entice their followers... But you and I know that Catholic is the first church before church of England and the rest left. That you don't agree with the doctrine doesn't mean you will hide behind the truth.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Nope. I don't know. Why? Cos Christ wasn't Catholic. Peter wasn't. If one says Catholic is the most popular and widely regarded as the first church then I can grab that but no one can say for a fact that it was the first church cos no one was born then and a lot of centuries has passed for anyone to have full authority on that. BTW, I don't care much for pastors. A lot say things that don't mesh with the Bible they preach by

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Christ handed the church to Peter when he said in "Matt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

And Peter was Catholic? Cos he wasn't.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Laughable. How come he never mentioned it in his book? Ironic eh? He never inferred that also. So where's the lie coming from? Yea, we both know

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Peter was ordained by Jesus in the "Rock of My Church" dialogue in Matthew 16:18. ... The ancient Christian churches all venerate Peter as a major saint and as founder of the Church of Antioch and the Roman Church,

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Peter wasn't a pope. Only Catholics believes that. And BTW, I will state again the Church wasn't conferred on Peter. Jesus himself is the foundation of the Church and is the rock the Church is built on, not Peter.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Jennifer, pls, read the preceding verses before the "rock" talk cos you'll understand better then. Pls do but even if you do I suspect the interpretation will still not be in line for obvious reasons. The Church was founded on Christ not anyone

Jennifer Ogoo Okolo

Pope is the head of christiandom. Other contrary opinion are usually from anti - catholic Christians. But that doesn't change the supremacy and authority of Christianity from the Vatican 😃

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Hahahaha. Well, its the burden we bear

Endy Edeson

@Jennifer: I think Christians should find a way to have a unified doctrine. Most religious problems are as a result of contrast in believe. @Aafe: I don't recommend small alcohol to person who's health isn't okay to take it.

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

One thing, the Bible isn't against alcohol. Anyone that says otherwise should prove it with what the scripture says. What the Bible is against is getting drunk. And whether one likes it or not that's the line the Bible drew.

Endy Edeson

@Jesse: even if bible endorsed bible, people should be aware of their health. Even a sip of alcohol can be dangerous to one's health if it is not compatible with the person

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, that I understand but when people that use the Bible as a defence make it seem like the book condemns it is an outright lie. The Bible never condemned the art at all but drunkenness. The Bible also condemns gluttony but do we hear churches preach against that? You talk about a sip not being compatible with someone? I don't think I've ever heard of someone that sipped and had issues. Maybe it has happened but even some food aren't compatible with some people but does that mean we should start saying food is bad?

Endy Edeson

@Jesse: I am not saying taking a sip of alcohol is bad, my stand is on personal health. It cut across food and other beverages. Just like you stated, despite how sweet and nutritious a particular food is, if is not compatible on one's body, such food should be totally be avoided

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, based on personal health people can avoid a lot of things. If its bad for your health then do but I do not like it when Pastors claim authority on it saying the Bible forbids it. Jesus did turn water to wine and it wasn't fruit wine cos Jewish custom demands alcohol at weddings. Also, the Bible was clear when it talked about "wine" saying it intoxicates. So if the wine Jesus turned water to wasn't alcoholic why then didn't the Bible use another language since "wine" intoxicates.

Onuh Jude

Moreover catholic church is the mother church of all other. Everything other churches does revolves around the decision of mother church and in this regard Pope is the head of the Christianity @Jesse

Onuh Jude

Jesse you are just being too logical without paying attention to some reality. I can tell you the history of catholic church, when it started and how other churches including yours sprang up from it. Not what you was told but reality. Let me charge my phone for the main time.

Toolz Charley

fantastic

Endy Edeson

@Jude: I am patiently waiting for your history

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, the history will be based on what Catholics say. There's also history of what the Orthodox church says. The main thing is why people believe Catholic is the first church on earth cos it wasn't. They can't prove that with certainty other than what they were told by the same church.

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