missing days and the new Pope

Sorry about the missed posts people, as I am sure many of you are aware Finals weeks is approaching. Busy times…

Anyway, I thought i might comment on the new Pope situation. First off, is it me or does the whole Papacy thing seem to be an ugly relic of the past. The church used to be a significant political authority back in the day but now? I just do not understand the need for people to have this saintly like figure by which they gather and praise. The man is only human for gods sake. And doesn’t this seem dangerously close to idol worship? If god is supposed to be the center of all things than how can the church place a man in between Him and His followers? Is god so far away from Christians that they need a another human to tell them what He thinks and therefore how they should think as well?

I would like to comment on something that the new Pope said just a few days before being chosen though. I think this statement has a lot of truth to it.

We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one’s own ego and one’s own desires.”

Amazingly, this man actually does perceive something real in this world and points it out beautifully. Course, you know I can not just leave it at that right?

I agree whole-heartedly that relativism is now becoming King and that ego and desire are more important to most people than they would or could admit. However, I do not think that this church is the method by which to fix this problem. God-centered morality and understanding of reality has been done, and it failed.

What needs to be done now is some serious soul searching about how best to sublimate the ego to the community again, but the church is not the way to do it. It is too narrow and based too much on creating self versus other dichotomies. i do not think this church is ready to admit what is causing the supremacy of ego and desire, and following from that i do not think that it is prepared to challenge the forces that are corrupting the human spirit.

since i am busy with school and work I will leave a link with what looks to be a good discussion on ego

til next time

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