Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Thursday, December 08, 2005  

The Pope Explains

Pope Benedict touches on a theme I have often noted, but he does so much more effortlessly and concisely.

"Man nurtures the suspicion that God, at the end of the day, takes something away from his life, that God is a competitor who limits our freedom and that we will be fully human only when we will have set him aside," Benedict said.

"There emerges in us the suspicion that the person who doesn't sin at all is basically a boring person, that something is lacking in his life, the dramatic dimension of being autonomous, that the freedom to say 'no' belongs to real human beings," the pontiff said.

How often have I heard someone say, "It's not the answers that matter, but the quality of the questions." Or "doubt is more important than truth."

Then there are all the Hollywood movies, TV shows, plays, and so-called art which insists everything is ambiguous, nothing is absolute (except this statement), and if everyone were the same, wouldn't it be a boring world?

The fact is that the righteous or viruous man is an intolerable bore to a world in love with distraction, thrills, chills, spills, and ignorance.

People do claim to be more alive because they say "no" to conforming themselves to God and the true or higher nature of being.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 8:52 AM |