and to illustrate his point,...

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Sep 13, 2006

In Bavaria on Monday, Pope Benedict said that the developing world, looking toward the West, is "frightened by a form of rationality which totally excludes God from man's vision."

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported on another papal address, delivered at the University of Regensburg. The Times saw the speech as a critique of Islam-- apparently missing the broader critique of Western secularism. You wonder: Is it really a blind spot? And then you see this:

The speech at the university was the only significant secular event in a schedule packed with Masses, evening prayers and other religious occasions ...

Right: Masses and religious events. Not worth mentioning.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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