A Quote by Pope Benedict XVI on catholic, god, christ, pope, benedict, religion, christianity, christian, jesus, rome, john paul ii, john paul 2, relativism, and modernity

"Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism.  Whereas relativism, that is, letting oneself be "tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of doctrine" [Ephesians 4.14], seems the only attitude that can cope with modern times.  We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's ego and desires.

We, however, have a different goal: the Son of God, the true man.  He is the measure of true humanism.  An "adult" faith is not a faith that follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty; a mature, adult faith is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ.  It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good and gives us a criterion by which to distinguish the true from the false, and deceit from truth."

Pope Benedict XVI

Source: God's Choice, George Weigel, p. 140

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A Quote by Raphie on george orwell, marie antoinette, patriotism, opportunity, bearing arms, nero, rome, and first amendment

He was armed with nought but a fiery pen and the passion of his conviction that we , ALL OF US, can be better than to blindly and silently stand by as this country, this country that he loved, incrementalized itself moment by moment toward George Orwell's State of perpetual War, Nero's Rome and Marie Antoinette's Paris.

Raphie Frank

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A Quote by Raphie on nero, rome, iraq, and desert

Is that a fiddle I hear there somewhere drifting through those fired dry sands?

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

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