Tuesday, April 19, 2005

What's Latin for Nevermind?

More on the media reaction to Benedict XVI. CNN, MSNBC, and others are stunned, shocked, and dismayed that a Catholic theologian would write that other religions are in a "gravely deficient situation" regarding the Truth of God and that other Christian demoninations are not as complete as Catholicism.

What do they expect a Catholic theologian to write? That's it makes no difference what one believes? ("Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind." in Latin) That Catholic teaching, tradition and doctrine are essentially equal to Methodists or Mormons or sect-of-the-week? Hey, media slime, he's Catholic.

Look, I'm not Catholic. But clearly a theologian, and indeed anyone who belongs to a religion, should believe that it matters which religion one belongs to. If it doesn't matter, why bother? What's the point?