Obviously you didn't even bother to read the article.
Well, I sure didn't. I read two sentences: "It promised to be one of the set-piece academic masterpieces for which Benedict is renowned. The Holy Father was to explore the relationship of faith and reason in the search for truth, the purpose for which universities exist."That was kind of enough. I guess in some circles Benedict may be "renowned" for his "set-piece academic masterpieces" (cough), and I suppose there are some folks who believe that universities exist "to explore the relationship of faith and reason in the search for truth": but given that the author has begun his argument with a axiomatic assertion of two highly debatable (to put it kindly) propositions, I really didn't see much point in going any further. Sort of like I don't read articles that begin "Of course we all KNOW that Elvis was killed by the CIA..."
You should have read it, CC. Father De Souza ventures a completely novel and rather revolutionary thesis on what exactly is being overlooked by the secular progressives and liberal fascists at La Sapienza.You have missed a great opportunity for enlightenment, CC and are doubtless poorer for it.
There is certainly a place to discuss religion in universities. Philosophy classes. Theology and even history classes. All in all, it seems rather silly and discourteous. I mean, I couldn't give a rats ass what the pope thinks, but I don't begrudge others the right to listen to him.On the other hand, one can hardly blame scientists for overreacting a little, given the way religious nutballs are constantly trying to shit all over their turf.I can't even complain about the piece. I mean, it's posted as opinion, not news, so the fact that it is a polemic screed rather than any kind of objective report of events isn't really a criticism.
"Saying that Benedict is not fit for the university is like saying that Pele has no place..."in your kitchen. Use crestfield wax paper.
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