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Saturday, July 23, 2005
Quotations by Pope Benedict XVI
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Well, the poll is almost over for this week and the topic will certainly be on Pope Benedict XVI. I wanted to start by writing down some quotations by him that I view as important.

First:

"'Rock' [music]. . . is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship. People are, so to speak, released from themselves by the experience of being part of a crowd and by the emotional shock of rhythm, noise, and special lighting effects. However, in the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe."

"An adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelty."

"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."

I believe those three comments show something very important about Our Holy Father; he is very concerned with the Church and is determined to keep us together by Sacred Tradition and Holy Scripture. I believe that secularism is growing too acceptable in the world, and I think the Pope also is concerned that too many are leaving the Church behind - the Church that Christ started out of love for us.

Second:

"Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves."

I think this shows his humility and determination to serve Christ although he calls for our prayers. I think more people should also pray for him that he may help lead the Church. For more quotations see EWTN & All Great Quotes. If you wish to continue reading on updates concerning the Holy Father, read the mainpage of my blog and check out Pope Benedict XVI, a page on my blog.

5 comments:

del_button July 25, 2005 at 5:08 PM
auron said...

going to a rock concert is in no way a form of worship, your holy pope is off his rocker if he thinks otherwise

del_button July 25, 2005 at 5:43 PM
Moneybags said...

I believe Our Holy Father was showing how rock concerts can turn into a form of worship, where God is no longer first. If we would miss Mass to go to a concert or put rock music above value/time than God then we are worshiping a false God. Many things including television, rock concerts, etc can be false gods and I think our Holy Father was showing us to be cautious with rock concerts; he never said to stop going to them. He is warning us not to make them into a form of worship.

del_button July 26, 2005 at 11:48 AM
auron said...

That is still not worship, nothing u said is a form of worship.

del_button July 26, 2005 at 11:55 AM
Moneybags said...

Perhaps you should consider an alternative forum of the definition of the word "worship" such as "To revere".

del_button July 26, 2005 at 8:10 PM
billathts said...

Dear Auron,

you have said some things that I absolutely disagree with. Out of respect for your personhood I have not said anything derogatory; what I thought, I have kept to myself.

Please, please, please refrain from making any more derogatory comments about our Holy Father.

It is a mark of intelligence and character to express differing views without descending into personal attacks.

Thank you for being a gentleman.

bill d.

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