5 Responses to Salt of the Earth – Pope Benedict and Archbishop Hilarion in joint fight against Secularism

  1. toadspittle says:

    ” The Holy Father explained: “If the Church’s teaching is compromised, even slightly, in one such area, then it becomes hard to defend the fullness of Catholic doctrine in an integral manner.”

    Thus, the Church has been, is, and always will be, utterly uncompromising in all matters relating to doctrine.
    This is fine, except that the Pope is then in no position to complain about any lack of compromise on the part those who disagree, ‘aggressive atheists,’ for example.
    Fire will be fought with fire, and we will all be lucky if we end up no more than scorched a bit.
    There is a fair bit of talk these days about the ‘fight’ against this and that; liberalism, secularism, relativism, etc. God’s Stormtroopers, etc. Again, that’s fine – as long as one is prepared to get a bloody nose or two in return. Just let’s not then complain about it.

    I suppose what I’m trying to get at here, is the the Church appears (to me, at least) to be getting much more aggressive in its attitude towards others recently; since this Pope took office, in fact. But it squeals long and loud if anyone has the bad manners to respond in kind.

    The Pope thinks he is reacting positively to Dawkins and Co.
    Dawkins and Co. think they are reacting positively to him.

    Tolerance and compromise is the answer. It will not happen. As for Islam…

    It’s the quiet life for Toad…

  2. toadspittle says:

    “…the Church must stand up and say no.”

    I suspect we may be in agreement on this, Teresa, if, in fact, what you are saying is that the Church has every right to tell others; “We don’t agree with these things. We think they are wrong, we don’t do them ourselves, and we would rather you didn’t.”

    And leave it at that.

  3. yoda says:

    Here is a message from Burrito, relayed by me, because of his comms problems:

    Out of respect for our free will, God only offers membership of His Church, He never forces it, and neither should any member of the Church.

    The wildcard in all this, of course, is the Holy Spirit, who very cheekily goes where He shalt, awhispering gentle and helpful words into the hearts of all men, who have not shut Him out. Sadly, such people do exist, and their sin is the unforgiveable one. They have blocked their ears and eyes, and call good evil.

    Anyway, please feel free to follow your raving reporter, that’s me, as he reports live (not dead, Toad), from the scene of the action: London, England.

    http://twitter.com/brotherburrito

    Weather cool with sunny spells. Norty terrorists arrested in dawn raids this am, in connection with plot against the Pope. British bobbies to the rescue. More power to them!

    God be with us all, and may all hearts listen unto His.

    PS: Now off to explore Charterhouse Street, to get me phone replaced.

  4. toadspittle says:

    PS: Now off to explore Charterhouse Street, to get me phone replaced.

    Yodafone?

  5. The Raven says:

    “Yodafone?”

    Cue groaning, stage left (rattling of chains optional).

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