Sermon: god is not superfluous

In his sermon, the Pope warned of a godless world. Since the Enlightenment, a part of science has been working assiduously to find "an explanation of the world in which God becomes superfluous," the Catholic church leader criticized. Commitment to faith challenged In the modern world, there are life-threatening diseases of religion and reason, the Pope said, referring to hatred and fanaticism.

In his homily, the Pope warned of a godless world. Since the Enlightenment, a part of science has been working diligently to "find an explanation of the world in which God becomes superfluous," the Catholic Church leader criticized.

Confession of faith urged

In the modern world, there are life-threatening diseases of religion and reason, the Pope said, referring to hatred and fanaticism. Benedict urged clear commitment to Christian faith. He called on the faithful to act out of Christian responsibility. Injustice must not leave indifferent, "Christians must not become its fellow travelers or even accomplices," Benedict emphasized.Benedict called people to a committed stand for justice while warning against fanaticism.One must not "squander one's life". Injustice must not leave us indifferent, we must not become its fellow travelers or even accomplices."The head of the Catholic Church stressed the need for responsibility and concern for "the salvation of the whole world" and criticized the "destruction of the image of God by hatred and fanaticism". The pope added: "Only this redeems us from the fear of God, from which modern atheism was ultimately born. Only this God redeems us from the fear of the world and from the fear of the emptiness of our own existence.

"Criticism of science

Benedict XVI addressed critical words. also to the address of science. He emphasized: "Since the Enlightenment, at least part of science has been working diligently to find an explanation of the world in which God becomes superfluous."In the end, "it boils down to the alternative: What stands at the beginning: the creative reason, the spirit, which works everything and lets it unfold, or the unreasonable, which irrationally and strangely brings forth a mathematically ordered cosmos and also man, his reason."The pope added: "But this would then be only a coincidence of evolution and in the end also something unreasonable."He emphasized that Christians do not need to hide with their belief in God as the "Creator Spirit.

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