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"Catholic" Old Testament Scholar Lost Faith

Othmar Keel, 80, is an internationally known Old Testament scholar who made a lot of money with the Catholic Church.

A married layman, he taught from 1967 to 2002 at the once famous University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Now, talking on Good Friday to the daily Tagesanzeiger Keel outed himself as non-believer and agnostic who stopped practicing while still being a “Catholic” professor.

During his career he was very publicly engaged in favour of liberal Church politics. He is a strong supporter of Pope Francis’ party-line.

Keel told the daily that he does not believe in an afterlife but expects to “return to nature”.

Now, "dearest to him" and the “most beautiful thing” is to sleep. Recently Keel felt as if he would "enter Nirvana and dissolve in nothing". This was for him "a state of happiness.”

What the Gospels say about the resurrection of Christ is for Keel a result of “wishful thinking”. For him the desire to live eternally is a “presumption”.

Nevertheless, Keel admits that he prays every day, “Habits make up a good part of our daily lives. When I say God, I mean fate or nature.”

After death, Keel wants his body to be used for medical experiments.

Picture: Othmar Keel, © Spartanbu, wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsStfyaaqwgt

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New age pagan garbage. The devil has tricked him. He's on his way to hell.
Rafał_Ovile
"St. Augustine also had a problem with the Old Testament until Saint Ambrose explained to him that reading the Old Testament, without taking into account the Incarnation to which it led (ie, as nowadays, the faithless Jews, adding Talmud to their blindness) is pointless. Then St. Augustine recognized that the New Testament is hidden in the Old, while the Old one finds an explanation in the New. … More
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The media collecting heretics who "support" Francis, leveraging the concept of "guilt by association."

Astounding program.
aderito
that is his problem and loss ,i hope nobody follows his new heresies
Hugh N. Cry
Old man you should know better.
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