Tuesday, July 10, 2007


The Renewal of the 2nd Vatican Council

Vatican Says Other Christian Churches "Wounded" - New York Times: "The document said the Council's opening to other faiths recognized there were 'many elements of sanctification and truth' in other Christian denominations, but stressed only Catholicism had all the elements to be Christ's Church fully."

I think when Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens talk about the idiocy of man-made religions, they are specifically striking out at lines like this one from the 2nd Vatican Council (1962-1965). This strange superlative is now being dredged up by the current Pope, Popey Dict, in what can only be a shot across the bow at other believers.
In fact, it was just a couple of weeks ago that Fox News had Father Jonathan on saying that the sex abuse by pastors in Protestant Churches was just as widespread without the relentless coverage. I found it interesting that it could be true, but I found it absolutely disgusting to hear a man who remained a member of the Catholic Church do one of those, "Mommy, they're doing it too!!" whines. And Mommy says, "If the Protestants jump off a bridge...".

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