Tuesday 6 December 2016

Faith is the root of all this evil

Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00

Cardinal Sodano says: "The people of God are with you and will not let themselves be influenced by the petty gossip of the moment, by the trials that sometimes assail the community of believers."

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But what Cardinal Sodano means is that child abuse and the demand for justice are really only temporary and petty matters, and have no influence on the faithful or their leaders.

Faith is belief without evidence and remains unshaken by fact or logical reasoning. It is what gave priests the opportunity to continue the abuse of children in Europe and America. It is a dangerous concept that humanity would do better to abandon.

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