Saturday, December 27, 2008

More on the Pope's Comments

Am pleased Cally's Kitchen and Paul Vallely have clarified some of what was said recently by Pope Benedict XVI, but wouldn't it have been better if he avoided the subject given that it is contentious, or rather at least affirmed positives, like the need for different genders to depend on each other, or what we need to do to help the environment. Being very generalistic here, the homosexuality issue has caused so much pain that many on both sides need to think and consider before speaking for fear of causing hurt and misunderstanding.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - I'm not sure that 'avoiding the issue' (any issue) is the answer - Jesus certainly didn't!

Paul Burgin said...

No Jesus did not avoid issues, but he put a lot of thought into what he was saying and what the effect would be

Anonymous said...

Yes but he was driven by his father's will - not by public opinion - and didn't compromise.

Paul Burgin said...

I am not saying he should, I am simply saying he should show sensitivity and be aware of how his comments can hurt!