Tuesday, April 19, 2005
In that office, Ratzinger disciplined Latin American "liberation theology" theologians, denounced homosexuality and gay marriage and pressured Asian priests who saw non-Christian religions as part of God's plan for humanity.
In a document in 2000, he branded other Christian churches as deficient -- shocking Anglicans, Lutherans and other Protestants in ecumenical dialogue with Rome for years.
He has denounced rock music, dismissed anyone who had tried to find "feminist" meanings in the Bible, and last year told American bishops it was appropriate to deny Communion to those who support abortion and euthanasia.
This guy sounds archaic and by looking at him, he looks geriatric. How can his congregation move forward if his thinking is backward. If God wanted the world to live as stated in the bible, that is how we'd be living today. We've evolved. If we were made in His image, He'd evolve too.
I think the Asian priests have it right. They are looking at the world, full scope, and that each religion has something to contribute. Essentially, aren't they all worshipping the same God?