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2011: A Year of Prayer

Explore the mysteries and graces of the Rosary.
Explore the mysteries and graces of the Rosary.


  • Anonynous-em 5 years ago


    "Morality is replaced by a calculus of consequences, and in the process it ceases to exist."
    in onther words, the pope thinks that people are now considering the ramifications of their actions - and therefore, morality vaporizes?
    heh... okay, there are may things wrong with this, firstly I'll assume that by "morality", the pope actually means "god's laws", the same ones that allow the god to drown 99% of all humanity and then say "thou shalt not kill" (depending on which version of the bible you read).
    If the pope thinks that morality is defined by the bible, and that people are turning away from the bible because they're thinking logically about ramifications of actions - I fail to see why this is an issue - replacing bronze-age mythical dogma with rational thought hardly seems a bad thing to me - but clearly the pope, and the author, disagree.

  • Anonymous-em 5 years ago

    And to continue.
    "This fundamental consensus derived from the Christian heritage is at risk wherever its place, the place of moral reasoning, is taken by the purely instrumental rationality of which I spoke earlier"
    ah yes, to paraphrase again:
    "the bronze-age myth of christianity is at risk of being replaced by rationality".

    okay, can anyone, author in particular, explain to me why thinking about the ramifications of your own actions is apparently worse than blindly following a highly interpretable, highy interpreted, often-changing, hypocritical and actually rather terrifying book of horrors? The same book that advocates eternal damnation for people who fail to do what the purportedly "all loving" (but also "jealous") god allows to happen?

    Did I skip a groove here? how does an all-loving god condone eternal damnation, for anyone at all? Is this the kind of morality that you think actually makes sense??

    ah - now I see what the pope was worried about - rational thought does indeed invalidate the bible, and it's angry, jealous god.

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