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← ‘Rendering unto God that which is Caesar’s’: the fatal flaw at the heart of the Vatican

Mark Jones's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Mark Jones

Superb Paula.

Ye shall know them by their fruits.

I've argued for some time about the logical connection between spirituality and harm in this world, and you highlight it here:

This is what happens when people surrender themselves to the pernicious idea that ‘spiritual’ matters should take precedence over earthly ones.

To be honest, I think their position is entirely understandable; if one believes in the soul one should value it over the flesh. But one shouldn't believe in the soul unless one has a very good reason to! And they don't, which renders their position wicked.

This is interesting:

The Vatican is not interested in crime. The Vatican is only interested in sin.

Is it a little hyperbolic? I'll wait for my copy of the book to arrive before pronouncing. I'm sure Catholics by and large are interested in crime; they just rate it less important than sin for the reasons given above.

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 09:58:09 UTC | #514475