22 November, 2004

An atheist praises Aquinas

Christianity under siege in Europe... or is it? Catholics can't agree. The usual Vatican spokesmen and spokes-journals make it clear that the magisterium thinks so; progressives argue otherwise. Meanwhile, a Swedish Protestant pastor serves one month in jail for preaching on the biblical belief that homosexuality is wrong.

In the midst of this assault on faith, a German philosopher lauds the dogma-based theology of Thomas Aquinas for its "seriousness and consistency", especially as compared to the "regressive tendency of post-metaphysical thought." Did I mention that the philosopher is an athiest who delights in being criticized for his favorable views on religion?

Article here.

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