Wednesday, December 01, 2010

This Pope Gets It.

From a review of the new book-interview of B-16:

According to Benedict, Christ is who Christ says he is: the Son of God.

...First, acceptance [of that fact] rescues Christianity from becoming what the German philosopher RĂ¼diger Safranski calls “a cold religious project”: a “mix of social ethics, institutional power thinking, psychotherapy, techniques of meditation, museum curation, cultural project management, and social work.”

...In recent decades, Benedict claims, Christian preaching has stopped mentioning the Last Things revealed by Christ: i.e., heaven, hell, and the fact that all of us will be judged. Instead, preaching has become “one-sided, in that it is largely directed toward the creation of a better world, while hardly anyone talks any more about the other, truly better world.”



1 comment:

Neo-Con Tastic said...

I couldn't agree more. There is a severe issue regarding salvation/judgement - NOBODY TALKS ABOUT IT.

We will all be judged whether we think about it or not. Additionally, one can't count on mercy.