One would think, in the 21st century, after all the progress mankind has made in understanding creation, that statements such as this quote would not make it into the media at large.
In taking stock of the progressive stance of many in the United States, the pope issued a statement.
The pope promised…not to impose his own will on the church but to rather listen "to the word and the will of the Lord, to be guided by him, so that he himself will lead the church at this hour of our history."
Does anyone remember the skepticism, if not scorn, which greeted the public announcement from Salt Lake City telling us that the Elders of the Mormon church had prayed and received the OK from God to admit Blacks into congregations?
How does this from Benedict XVI not merit the same reaction?
Jesus is really going to tell the pope that it’s OK to treat women as lesser creations? Or that gay men and women cannot validate their love and commitment in the secular world?
Bad move. Jesus’ actions belie that.