Jesuit Superior General: ‘We have formed symbolic figures such as the devil to express evil’

Jesuit Superior General: ‘We have formed symbolic figures such as the devil to express evil’

Fr Sosa appeared to suggest the devil created by humans as a symbol of evil

[The “old deluder Satan” is a delusion (or to quote Charles Baudelaire: “The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist”), the Church will soon have a “different hierarchy” including women (but NewChurch now has female lay ecclesial ministers, lectoresses, eucharistic ministers, and presiders of “services of Communion and reflection – rather than a sermon – in the absence of a priest” –
aka “SCRAP”), and sodomarriage is good for civil society but unsure about the Church]

by Catholic Herald Staff Reporter
posted Thursday, 1 Jun 2017

Christians have “formed” the devil as a way of expressing evil, the Jesuit superior general has said.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Fr Arturo Sosa appeared to suggest that humans have created the devil as a symbolic means of representing evil.

“Christians believe that we are made in the image and likeness of God, and God is free, but He always chooses to do good because He is all goodness, Fr Sosa said.

“We have formed symbolic figures such as the devil to express evil. Social conditioning can also represent this figure, since there are people who act [in an evil way] because they are in an environment where it is difficult to act to the contrary.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the devil is a real being, specifically a fallen angel who rebelled against God:

The Church teaches that Satan was at first a good angel, made by God: ‘The devil and the other demons were indeed created naturally good by God, but they became evil by their own doing.’

Scripture speaks of a sin of these angels. This ‘fall’ consists in the free choice of these created spirits, who radically and irrevocably rejected God and his reign.

Elsewhere in the interview, Fr Sosa also said Pope Francis has “opened the door” to women’s ministry but establishing a commission to look into the diaconate.

The Church, he claimed, will one day have a different hierarchy, although he stopped short of explicitly endorsing female ordination.

When asked about the possibility of women being ordained to the priesthood, Fr Sosa said: “There will come a time when their role is better recognised. The Church of the future will have a different hierarchy, with different ministers.”

Thanks to “feminine creativity”, he said, there could be “Christian communities with a different structure” within 30 years.

“The Pope has opened the door to the diaconate by creating a commission. Perhaps they could open more doors afterwards.”

In the interview, which comes just over a week after revelations about Fr Sosa’s past support for Fidel Castro, the Jesuit leader also touched on the issue of same-sex marriage.

When asked about the Church’s attitude to gay relationships, Fr Sosa said it was necessary to distinguish between homosexuality as an act, and gay people.

“Homosexuality is one thing, my homosexual friend, who forms part of my family, part of my surroundings, is quite another.”

“There are gay people in religious life and they are not persecuted, they form part of the community.”

“The sacrament [of marriage] is a different matter,” he continued, saying it is one thing for civil law to ensure there is no discrimination, but theology is another matter.

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2 comments on “Jesuit Superior General: ‘We have formed symbolic figures such as the devil to express evil’

  1. Natasha Fatale: Bolshevik priest tell Spanish newspaper that Devil is just symbol.

    Boris Badenov: New neo-Kantian modernist theology is funny, no?

    Natasha: Is Bolshevik priest Alinskyite sleeper agent or useful idiot?

    Boris: Is sometimes better for Revolution to be both, no? We help Rudy Bultmann followers dupe decadent bourgeoiskis with dissembling and disorienting neo-Kantian silliness to keep them confused and running in circles.

    Natasha: With Devil gone, decadent bourgeoiski religion fall like house of cards, my Bolshevik darling! Big Communists in Moscow must give you medal. What is next part of plan for devious dialectic?

    Boris: While modernists, like dogs, are chasing own tails, I go find more bourgeoiski useful idiots for bondage honey trap for blackmail. You read Da Vinci Code until I return.

    Meanwhile….Sherman and Mr. Peabody enter the WABAC machine….

  2. Natasha: If Devil is just symbol then who is deceptive evil spirit blowing smoke in face of Comrade Hillary and Comrade Podesta for spirit cooking ritual?

    Boris Badenov: We keep Bolshevik modernists so busy running around in circles in maze of neo-Kantian theology they do not know which way to look. Is genius, no?

    Natasha: But what will happen to decadent bourgeoiskis without moral compass, my Bolshevik darling?

    Boris: They will fall right into trap of elite pervert parties in Washington.

    Natasha: What trap is that?

    Boris: We send Alinskyite Bolshevik bishops to stir climate change panic, no?

    Boris: Then we put malware and Trojan virus in Weiner’s laptop to transfer pervert photo and video files.

    Boris: I send email…

    Natasha: Then we catch decadent bourgeoiskis with malware and Trojan virus?

    Boris: That is only part of plan.

    Natasha: What else is part of devious plan, my Bolshevik darling?

    Boris: First, we enter bourgeoiski party through back door.

    Boris: Then with blackmail photos decadent bourgeoiskis must bow down and do our bidding.

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