- Category: Philosophy
- Written by Jim Dee
Now that all of the Catholic church's worldwide problems have been solved, it seems the Pope has found time to speak out about atheists. He wrote, "Let us put it very simply: man needs God, otherwise he remains without hope."
Kind of an odd thing for a Pope to say, don't you think? I mean, it's not like "hope and [a worldview that includes] God" fit together exclusively like, I don't know, priests and little boys. In fact, any atheist could have hope. (Hell, even me -- though my money's still on the Sun God, Ra, if it turns out there's in fact a God. Yeah, I run old-school like that.) Secondly, for the leader of the entire church, one would think that God represents more than simply some vague, desperate hope ; one would think he of all people should be damn sure that God (and specifically his God ) is up there.
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." ~Thomas Jefferson
Gotta run, my friends. I have the day off & need to catch up on my freelance work!
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On December 1, 2007, wrote:
Faith, perhaps he should have said faith ... .but atheist have faith too right?
Ah man, religions just complicate things.
On December 2, 2007, wrote:
"God is good, but always question his messengers."
On December 12, 2007, wrote:
Great post. Thanks for the TJ quote. He can make you think more clearly about almost anything.