“It is our task always to struggle for the relatively best possible framework of human coexistence in our present day and, in doing so, to overcome anything bad that exists at the time, and to guard against the outbreak of destructive forces…the atheistic systems of modern times are the most frightful examples of passionate religious enthusiasm alienated from its proper identity, and that means a sickness of the human spirit that may be mortal.”
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions, (Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2005) pp. 257, 258.
My book Why Religions Work explores religious tolerance issues. It could not be more relevant at the moment with the world in its present state.
This blog has concentrated recently on the wonderful pilgrimages I have been on - to the Holy Land and to Turkey and more recently to Holy Georgia , Greece "In the Steps of St Paul" , Ethiopia and most recently my experiences in Iran.
"If I was allowed another life I would go to all the places of God's Earth. What better way to worship God than to look on all his works?" from The Chains of Heaven: an Ethiopian Romance Philip Marsden