Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI a Conservative

As the white smoke rose in the Vatican and the church bells rang, another conservative was elected to lead the Catholic church. This may not sit especially well with the "relativism" arm of the church. An MSNBC piece said this:

A man of deep personal faith who choked up as he delivered the homily at
Pope John Paul II’s funeral, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger also has alienated some
Roman Catholics with his zeal in enforcing church orthodoxy.
And on those
issues, the new Pope Benedict XVI is immovable.

Now, Ol' BC is not a Catholic and in many ways probably can't relate to a large number of them on church issues. However, it seems to me, that this "relativism" group of the church sees themselves a progressives. The suggestions they make and their complaints lead Ol' BC to this conclusion - The progressives in the Catholic church kinda want to be Catholic but don't really want to have to abide by the rules and laws of the Church. It's kind of like someone wanting to be Christian ( which I know Catholics are), but not wanting the inconvenience of trying to live by the teachings of the Bible.

Many have said this will be a "transition" Pope. Ol' BC doesn't see much transition here. John Paul II and Benedict XVI seem to be cut out of the same cloth.

Just an observation.


At 3:52 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Geez, BC ...

You had to beat me to posting on the new Pope. You just had to, didn't you?

You may enjoy the post when I do come through with it. I've got a really "cute" idea.



At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good observation BC! If one wants to be a Catholic, one should be willing to embrace the church's doctrine and the Popes' leadership. God's word and the church's teaching do not change to please the ears of the members. Christ's followers are to follow His teaching by living their lives (with the Holy Spirit's help) in a way that reflects His (Christ's.) If one wants to be a Jehovah Witness, then he should follow Jehovah Witness teaching. If one want to play baseball they should be willing to follow the rules. The rules of baseball will not change just because I think I should get 5 strikes before I am called out!

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

Oh Sorreli, maybe you should have been a candidate for the Pope. You wouldn't be real popular with the MSM, however. But with a name like Sorreli, maybe the ballots could have gone on another day or so.

At 3:11 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Ah, well it ain't like ol' Benny is all that pop with the MSM!

Face it. Any Catholic devout enough to win that election would be TOAST with the MSM. No surprise here.



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