The speech of the culture, the faith and the reason
One more time the violence reaction in front of the freedom of speech.
This time, as another times, the gang fake to be offended by a word that doesn't sound them well, or for a look - "he looked at me bad" - and they threat with a stick.
It is curious that in these days of acceleration of the international insults, the stick gangs are moving from several ideological borders, excited themselves together by the perspective of accelerating the involution of all the orders of the culture of West.
Now it is read among words, and word by word, broken the line, outside of the context, no for to infer new conclusions or to contribute ideas on a thought, but to search and use the words as stones.
They are distrustful, presumptuous, arrogant but with no reason of culture; they don't understand the text and what the text says.
The concepts of Pope's speech speak by themselves, for who knows how to read and to understand. And the final paragraph is beautiful, profound and it give hope.
I transcribe it: ( English version of Vatican )
APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI TO MÜNCHEN, ALTÖTTING AND REGENSBURG (SEPTEMBER 9-14, 2006)
MEETING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF SCIENCE
LECTURE OF THE HOLY FATHER
Aula Magna of the University of RegensburgTuesday, 12 September 2006
Faith, Reason and the UniversityMemories and Reflections
(/.../) Here I am reminded of something Socrates said to Phaedo. In their earlier conversations, many false philosophical opinions had been raised, and so Socrates says: "It would be easily understandable if someone became so annoyed at all these false notions that for the rest of his life he despised and mocked all talk about being - but in this way he would be deprived of the truth of existence and would suffer a great loss". The West has long been endangered by this aversion to the questions which underlie its rationality, and can only suffer great harm thereby. The courage to engage the whole breadth of reason, and not the denial of its grandeur - this is the programme with which a theology grounded in Biblical faith enters into the debates of our time. "Not to act reasonably, not to act with logos, is contrary to the nature of God", said Manuel II, according to his Christian understanding of God, in response to his Persian interlocutor. It is to this great logos, to this breadth of reason, that we invite our partners in the dialogue of cultures. To rediscover it constantly is the great task of the university.
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