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By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Apr 29, 2008

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, strikes a courageous evangelical blow for whatever. The occasion is the Buddhist celebration of Vesakh. From the Vatican website:

On a practical level can we Christians and Buddhists not do more to collaborate in projects which confirm the responsibility that falls to each and everyone of us? Recycling, energy conservation, the prevention of indiscriminate destruction of plant and animal life, and the protection of waterways all speak of careful stewardship and indeed foster goodwill and promote cordial relations among peoples. In this way Christians and Buddhists together can be harbingers of hope for a clean, safe and harmonious world.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 30, 2008 9:51 AM ET USA

    He would be a worthy successor of Cdl Renato Martino at the UN where he could talk about "sustainable development" with the friends of Planned Parenthood. This "green" thing in the Church is making me retch. Of course we shouldn't pollute. We're human beings. My hope is not in a clean, safe and harmonious world. It is in Jesus. We sound like uncatechized buffoons when we talk like the good Cardinal.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 30, 2008 2:45 AM ET USA

    Binge and purge. Binge and purge.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 29, 2008 5:03 PM ET USA

    You mean that they don't give clean-soul credits? Darnit.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 29, 2008 12:52 PM ET USA

    How many trees died to produce this message?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 29, 2008 12:27 PM ET USA

    First of all, Happy Vesakh, if happy is appropriate to Buddhists. And I do hope that my Buddhist brothers, sisters and others will join us Christians in making sure that the trash is taken out to the curb on garbage pickup days but not too early.

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