Questionable Motives

September 29, 2009

Why do we need religion? The Pope explains… sort of

Filed under: Religion — tildeb @ 12:56 pm

faith fish

“History has demonstrated the absurdities to which man descends when he excludes God from the horizon of his choices and actions,’’ Benedict said.

Hasn’t history demonstrated the absurdities to which man descends when he includes god in his choices and actions?

The 82-year-old pontiff was making the three-day visit as Czechs prepare to mark 20 years since their 1989 Velvet Revolution shook off an atheistic communist regime that ruthlessly persecuted the Roman Catholic Church.

So the revolution was a response to the Church being prosecuted? Interesting historical interpretation.

The pope warned that technical progress was not enough to “guarantee the moral welfare of society.’’

And that’s because everyone was hoping that the i-phone had a universal morality app?

“Man needs to be liberated from material oppressions, but more profoundly, he must be saved from the evils that afflict the spirit,’’ Benedict told the crowd.

Does that sentiment include the Vatican’s properties and assets I wonder? I wouldn’t mind liberating that oppression. And I wonder which specific evils afflict the spirit and how, exactly does practicing a religious faith – specifically the Roman Catholic faith – save her from these evils. Oops. I mean him.

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