fix articles 72176, second vatican council
Religious Fundamentalism. An ambivalent phenomenon of the modern age (tags)
The conclusion that Thomas Meyer repeatedly puts forward is obvious: "Fundamentalism proves to be an indeterminate negation of the foundations of Enlightenment and modernization."
The Legacy of Liberation Theology (tags)
Liberation theology was the theological promise of Latin America and sounded like a more colorful, people-friendly church. The Vatican saw things differently....Pope Francis is seeking dialogue and he also comes from Latin America.
Charity means toppling the powerful from their thrones and The cry of the poor (tags)
There is no distinction between structural violence, which is the basis of the capitalist social order, and counter-violence. "First of all, I would like to state that there is a violence from which all other violence derives: the violence of oppression." (Dom Helder Camara).
Question sanctions and The cry of the poor (tags)
In Germany, we tend to moralize and romanticize in politics. This prevents us from taking a sober view of world events. We fail to recognize that the U.S. is ruthlessly asserting its own interests, against enemy and friend. The interests of the EU and the U.S. have long since ceased to coincide.
Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach (tags)
The financial markets have uncoupled from the real economy since the middle of the 1970s. Politicians listen and react to every sound from the financial sector. Who paid for the bank bailout? The general public or the state made itself poor and guaranteed capital.
Vatican Changing of the Guard (tags)
PROTEST THE POPE correct in saying Pope was willing Nazi (tags)
Myth that Pope resisted joining Hitler Youth exposed When I interviewed Berger in April 2005, just after Ratzinger had been elevated to the papacy, he spoke well of Ratzinger's intellect and discipline as a young man. But he said he couldn't understand why Ratzinger had insisted for so long in so many public statements that no one had a choice but to join Hitler Youth.
Egoism versus Pluralism: The Crucifix Decision (tags)
The truth of faith can only prevail without worldly authority through the word of proclamation. The Christian chruch must affirm pluralism relativizing its own existence. The state has the task of limiting egoism.
NO HALO FOR A REACTIONARY POPE (tags)
History is unlikely to treat the legacy of Pope John Paul II as kindly as his contemporaries and his mourners.
ADL Interfaith Official Quits, Stance on Film Questioned (tags)
The correct interpretation here is that Korn Authored the "Hit Strategy" on Mel Gibson's Film and it has blown up in the ADL's face as it has shown them to be the shallow, bigoted, narcisscisitic, intolerant, bullies that they are. They have done no service to the Jewish Community. The ADL Breeds Anti-Semitism. It is how they justify their existence - and get donations.