A few people in the universe have requested that I provide citations for my accusations of papal bufoonery leveled in my latest video, which is this:
So if citations be what ye want, here they be:
"The clay became man at the moment in which a being for the first time was capable of forming, however dimly, the thought of "God". The first Thou that—however stammeringly—was said by human lips to God marks the moment in which the spirit arose in the world. Here the Rubicon of anthropogenesis was crossed. For it is not the use of weapons or fire, not new methods of cruelty or of useful activity, that constitute man, but rather his ability to be immediately in relation to God. This holds fast to the doctrine of the special creation of man."
-Joseph Ratzinger (aka His Current Popeness)
"There are so many scientific proofs in favor of evolution which appears to be a reality we can see and which enriches our knowledge of life and being as such. But on the other, the doctrine of evolution does not answer every query, especially the great philosophical question: where does everything come from? And how did everything start which ultimately led to man? "
-Pope Benedict XVI
Meeting of the Holy Father Benedict XVI with the Clergy of the Dioceses of Belluno-Feltre and Treviso
In other words, for about forty bagillion generations, there was death in the world. Then God gave Adam and Eve souls because He finally evolved the species enough for these two to call Him God. Then they fell into sin and brought death into the world but that death was defeated when Christ became sin for us on the cross. Except that apparently there were already forty bagillion generations of death before this. So, in the end, the death and resurrection of Jesus are meaningless and the Bible cannot be trusted.
"From the point of view of biblical criticism, it is necessary to mention immediately that the first account of man's creation is chronologically later than the second. The origin of this latter is much more remote. This more ancient text is defined as "Yahwist" because the term "Yahweh" is used to denominate God. It is difficult not to be struck by the fact that the image of God presented there has quite considerable anthropomorphic traits (among others, we read in fact that "...the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life" (Gen 2:7).
In comparison with this description, the first account, that is, the one held to be chronologically later, is much more mature both as regards the image of God, and as regards the formulation of the essential truths about man. This account derives from the priestly and "elohist" tradition, from "Elohim", the term used in that account for God. "
-Pope John Paul II
In other words, Genesis was not written by Moses, but was cobbled together over the centuries by a bunch of guys ("traditions") who weren't prophets but who had developed a deeper view of God throughout the centuries. I can trust that the words of God, given through His appointed prophets, are true. But I cannot trust that the words of a bunch of not prophets are true.
Denying that Faith is Necessary for Salvation:
"With respect to the way in which the salvific grace of God — which is always given by means of Christ in the Spirit and has a mysterious relationship to the Church — comes to individual non-Christians, the Second Vatican Council limited itself to the statement that God bestows it 'in ways known to himself'."
In other words, saving grace can and does come to unbelievers. But it doesn't come to them through faith in Christ because they don't have faith in Christ. Therefore, according to Rome, faith in Christ in not necessary for salvation. (This is why it is that the Pope could, in good conscience, get his smooch on with the Koran. Because, according to Vatican 2, God can still bring people to salvation through the Koran's words. You know, those same words that deny the Trinity, the divine nature of Christ, His crucifixion and resurrection. Oh, and also those words that say you should kill people who believe those things about Jesus.)
Condemning Salvation By Grace through Faith Alone:
"If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema."
In other words, if you are one of those evil Lutherans who believes that you are saved solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ, then you are to be anathema, a Greek word frequently used by Saint Paul, which means "accursed" or "condemned." Which is totally a bummer, since that's what the same Apostle Paul wanted you to believe when he was using that term.
Scriptural Interpretation Monopoly:
"The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him."
In other words, only the Catholic Church can interpret the Bible. And if their interpretation completely contradicts the pain words of Scripture, deal with it, Mr. Sola Scriptura Doo Doo Head.