Ab sofort wieder in Betrieb! A cura di Armin Schwibach. Roma kath. Devo ringraziare anche per il modo leale in cui ha trattato il mio testo, cercando sinceramente di rendergli giustizia. Ne ho letto alcune parti con godimento e profitto. Mi piacerebbe rispondere capitolo per capitolo, ma per questo, purtroppo, non bastano le mie forze.
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Pope Emeritus Benedict has kept a low profile since his retirement, but he has released a new and extremely interesting letter. Former Pope Benedict wrote his letter in response to Piergorgio Odifreddi, an Italian mathematician who is also an atheist—and sharply critical of the Faith. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica published excerpts in Italian, but not the full thing.
La Stampa then translated from the excerpts. According to La Stampa :. This is all one could have hoped for and more in a world where we are used to expecting the bare minimum. It was this selective [evolutionary] pressure that apparently gave tetrapods such robust limbs. The running speeds of certain descendants of this bold explorer, this Magellan of evolution, can exceed 70 km per hour. The fact that evil is able to penetrate so deeply into the interior world of faith, is a cause of great suffering to us.
On the one hand we must bear this suffering but on the other we need to do all that we can to prevent such incidents from occurring again. It of no comfort to hear from sociologists that the percentage of priests guilty of such crimes is no higher than the figures registered in other similar professions.
But this deviant behaviour should not be ostensibly presented as a filthy crime that only exists in the Catholic Church. He never pointed out, for example, the fact that the paedophilia is apparently as common outside the priesthood as in it. He stopped at acknowledging sin in the Church and the need to cleanse it and provide compassion for the victims.
Presenting Jesus as if we knew nothing about Him and as though nothing certain could be said about his status as a historical figure, I can only advise you and strongly so, to be a little bit more thorough in your historical research. It is an excellent example of historical precision and extensive historical information. In comparison to this, your comments about Jesus appear rash and should not be repeated. No doubt the liberty with which he feels he can express himself here also relates to his retirement.
For a pope to have made such comments would have undermined the positive face for Christianity that he was trying to project. Incidentally, a quick check suggests that the four-volume work by Hengel and Schwemer has not been translated into English.
In the talk, Cardinal Ratzinger stated :. The Antichrist, a famous exegete! With this paradox Soloviev sought to shed light on the ambivalence inherent in biblical exegetical methodology for almost a hundred years now.
Odifreddi apparently accused Benedict of saying that all critical study of the Bible is an instrument of antichrist, but this was not his intent, as he made clear in his new letter:. That certainly would seem to be the case from the Gospels, where the devil tries to tempt Jesus by quoting various passages of Scripture to him. As the saying goes: The devil can quote Scripture to his own purposes. Ratzinger ends his letter by asking some questions rather than answering them. At no point do you provide a definition of it.
I am amazed to see that you have completely left freedom out, when it is a core value of our modern age. But your mathematical religion offers no information about evil. Any religion that ignores these fundamental questions is empty. If you like the information I've presented here, you should join my Secret Information Club. If you're not familiar with it, the Secret Information Club is a free service that I operate by email.
Jimmy was born in Texas, grew up nominally Protestant, but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible. But the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he entered the Catholic Church.
What did former Pope Benedict say when he took an Italian atheist to the woodshed? In it, he takes an Italian atheist scholar to task. Here are 9 things to know and share. You bet! In fact, in one passage he really takes Odifreddi to the woodshed! While polite, his criticism of Odifreddi is scorching! According to La Stampa , he poses some questions for Odifreddi to ponder: Ratzinger ends his letter by asking some questions rather than answering them.
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Posts Likes Following Archive. La sua intenzione era quella di diventare un giorno papa, e benedire da una finestra di Piazza San Pietro la folla estasiata. Ma presto impar che il cammino che porta al soglio pontificio pi accidentato e tortuoso di quanto un bambino avesse ingenuamente potuto immaginare. E, soprattutto, che per poter un giorno comandare bisognava iniziare subito a obbedire e a essere rispettosi: cosa che gi allora non gli piaceva particolarmente. Cinquant anni dopo, il matematico impertinente ricorda quei tempi e, contenendo per una volta il suo abituale tono urticante e provocatorio, scrive con grande rispetto e sincerit a chi papa lo diventato per davvero.
Caro Papa Scrivo by Piergiorgio Odifreddi
Pope Emeritus Benedict has kept a low profile since his retirement, but he has released a new and extremely interesting letter. Former Pope Benedict wrote his letter in response to Piergorgio Odifreddi, an Italian mathematician who is also an atheist—and sharply critical of the Faith. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica published excerpts in Italian, but not the full thing. La Stampa then translated from the excerpts. According to La Stampa :. This is all one could have hoped for and more in a world where we are used to expecting the bare minimum.
Caro Papa, ti scrivo
It was published, in part, by the Roman daily La Repubblica on 24 September. The full letter was later included in the new edition of Odifreddi's book and online at Kath. Here we offer an English translation of the integral letter. However I did not wish to write before having read your book, and since various tasks still weigh upon me, I have finished reading it only now. Today, therefore, I would at last like to thank you for having sought in great detail to confront my book, and thus also my faith.