Then why is the Pope going around preaching tolerance, having meetings
with other religious leaders like the Dalai Lama, apologising to Jews,
and taking off his shoes before he goes into mosques?
I don't know the docs from VAT II on ecumenism at all, but they do
acknowledge the activity of the Holy Spirit in other belief systems,
and even acknowledge the virtues of any belief held in honest truth.
We even pray for such people that they should continue to work in
the light of truth in some of our prayers.
From: Gunnar Jauch
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 2/23/04 1:52 AM
Subject: Re: The fundamentalism Problem
am 23.2.2004 4:46 Uhr schrieb Richard Seddon unter [log in to unmask]:
Danger: a tongue is firmly placed in a cheek!!
Let's consider this "Fundamentalism" Problem that Gunnar raised. Maybe
we can find a solution.
in spite of your unwarranted personal attack I try to explain in a
civilized manner what the term means to me. It is very simple:
A fundamentalist belief, by definition, excludes all others, hence is
totally bereft of what is needed most these days, which is tolerance,
and sees a need to convert others to its manner of thinking. A
fundamentalist thinks his way of perceiving the world is the only valid
one there is. Period.
Unfortunately the Catholic church holds this view.