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Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)

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Ioannes Paulus PP. II

Apr 2, 2005, 9:26:01 PM4/2/05
"The unforgiveable sins this earth must confront and overcome are
Nationalism, capitalism, and hoarding. The idea of every nation
should be forgot, price should be struck from the commons, and
princes should be seen for the devils they are. The sins include
our church, secret societies, and other religions which make of
the spirit of God a divide."

Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)
2nd April 2005


Ioannes Paulus PP. II

Apr 3, 2005, 11:36:58 PM4/3/05

Ioannes Paulus PP. II

Apr 3, 2005, 10:42:25 PM4/3/05

Ioannes Paulus PP. II

Apr 3, 2005, 11:26:58 PM4/3/05

no longer perceive anything, although by its nature it is infinitely

Of these two Infinites of science, that of greatness is the most palpable,
and hence a few persons have pretended to know all things. "I will speak of
the whole," said Democritus.

But the infinitely little is the least obvious. Philosophers have much
oftener claimed to have reached it, and it is here they have all stumbled.
This has given rise to such common titles as First Principles, Principles of
Philosophy, and the like, as ostentatious in fact, though not in appearance,
as that one which blinds us, De omni scibili.5

We naturally believe ourselves far more capable of reaching the centre of
things than of embracing their circumference. The visible extent of the
world visibly exceeds us; but as we exceed little things, we think ourselves
more capable of knowing them. And yet we need no less capacity for attaining
the Nothing than the All. Infinite capacity is required for both, and it
seems to me that whoever shall have understood the ultimate principles of
being might also attain to the knowledge of the Infinite. The one depends on
the other, and one leads to the other. These extreme

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