German leftist praises Pope's stress on faith and reason
CWN - August 26, 2011
A leftist German politician has praised Pope Benedict XVI for stressing the need for partnership between faith and reason.
Gregor Gysi said that the Pontiff is right to teach that modern society cannot flourish without a proper understanding of what is good. “But modern science can’t tell us what is good,” he observed. So moral reasoning is essential.
Faith and reason must work together to inform the understanding of the good, Gysi said. “The Pope says that neither can do this alone.” He added that to have a Pope promote this view “is not necessarily something one could have expected.”
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