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St. John Paul II imitated St. Paul the Apostle

When St. Paul Apostle he arrives at the Areopagus delivered himselfof a justly celebrated speech. In accord with the old rhetorical device of captatio benevolentiae (capturing the goodwill of one’s audience), compliments the Athenians on their spirituality:

So Paul stood before the whole council of the Areopagus and made this speech: 'Men of Athens, I have seen for myself how extremely scrupulous you are in all religious imatter, because, as I strolled round looking at your sacred monuments, I noticed among other things an altar inscribed: To An Unknown God (Acts of Apostles 17, 22-23; www.catholic.org/bible/book.php)

Saint John Paul II did the same (captatio benevolentiae). There is no internal act of idolatry when it is not conscious and intentional.

St. Paul quoted a pagan hymn of Kleantes (pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleantes)to Zeus (Acts 17:28; look at the comment: biblia.deon.pl/rozdzial.php) because pagans cannot be evangelized by insulting them (it has the opposite effect).

... since it is in him that we live, and move, and exist, as indeed some of your own writers have said: We are all his children (Acts of Apostles 17, 28; www.catholic.org/bible/book.php).

We are all his children - This is the text from the hymn of Kleantes to Zeus and from the poem of Aratos of Soloi in Cilicia (look at the comment: biblia.deon.pl/rozdzial.php)

Saint John Paul II did the same (captatio benevolentiae). There is no internal act of idolatry when it is not conscious and intentional.

It is completely different to introduce an image of an idol (Pachamama) to the temple and take part in a pagan ceremony - this is idolatry.

Captatio benevolentiae - from Latin: winning favor, winning friendliness (rhetoric used since ancient times).

It is also worth reading:

Pius X claimed that muslims believe in the true God (similar to Pius XI and Pius XII)

The graphics come from the web sit: biblia.wiara.pl/doc/422638.Sw-Pawel…
hasboos
I don’t recall anywhere in the bible St Paul the true saint wear feathers or sat in front idols...
andrew24157
No comparison between glorious St Paul and JPII. You are pushing untrue propaganda.
eticacasanova
Why not? Say in concrete term, what, in what is written up here is untrue
andrew24157
Judging from your articles you claim that you are "In the defense of the Tradition of the Church". I attend Latin Mass (FSSP) - I know very well what tradition is - what kind of tradition you are talking about - the one that is suiting you and your comrades?
eticacasanova
No, that doesn't answer any question. I'm with the tradition of the Catholic Church, but I also use my reason to search for truth; so I ask questions that are answered inasmuch as I find the proper reasons, so...
Don Reto Nay
Example: I would doubt that Saint Paul would have organised Assisi.