[FoRK] The Passion of the Pope

Stephen D. Williams < sdw at lig.net > on > Mon Nov 20 11:48:38 PST 2006

These Vatican guys need a good talking to about reason vs. reason+faith.
Still, it's interesting they're pointing out other religions that 
"undervalue rationality."


> On Sept. 12, 2006, the day after the world had marked the fifth 
> anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Benedict threw himself into the 
> maelstrom. The unlikely venue was his old teaching grounds, the 
> University of Regensburg. His vehicle was a talk about reason as part 
> of Christianity's very essence. His nominal target was his usual 
> suspect, the secular West, which he said had committed the tragic 
> error of discarding Christianity as reason-free. But this time he had 
> an additional villain in his sights: Islam, which he said actually did 
> undervalue rationality and which he strongly suggested was 
> consequently more inclined to violence.

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