''A minority of people, usually people without religion, are frightened by the future,'' Cardinal Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, said during his homily at the St Mary's Cathedral Mass.Actually we look forward to the future, but live in the now. We understand how lucky we are to be alive, the billion to one chance that had to happen for our existence to happen.
''It's almost as though they've … nothing but fear to distract themselves from the fact that without God the universe has no objective purpose or meaning. Nothing beyond the constructs they confect to cover the abyss.''The universe has it's own meaning, it doesn't need us to exist, no god created us, or it.
Life without God was ''life without purpose, without constraints'', he said.I think you will find Atheist have real purpose in their lives, it's one advantage that we don't have to spend time genuflecting to an invisible sky friend,
Cardinal Pell said education was not enough to create a civilised society, that faith was necessary too. He cited the example of 20th century Germany, which he said was the best educated society in the world when Hitler became leader.Godwins law, good one Cardinal, but Hitler was a Catholic anyway.
''Australian society will become increasingly coarse and uncaring … if Christian principles are excluded from public discussion.Of course, this is why the Atheists what the Ethics classes, and the religious people don't want them, sure this really makes sense.
''The secularists pursuing this aim won't be successful.''Since we are not subsidized by the Taxpayer like you, and the Catholic Church is the one of the biggest landowner in the country, you do have the advantage.
We should not create an ''ideological apartheid'' between faith and reason, Cardinal Pell said.To late.
But the is someone else I would like to quote
Science is not just another industry or another sector. Along with other values such as universal schooling, an independent public sector and the rule of law, science is one of the fundamental platforms upon which we base our conception of a modern advanced society.Thank you Prime Minister
The objectivity and rigour of science are basic to our existence and success as a community of reason. It is science, more than almost any other pursuit, which has freed humanity from the habits, fears and superstitions of the past. It is science which has inspired greater progress in the past two centuries than all of the previous millennia of human history. And it is science to which we turn for a better understanding of ourselves and the future of our fragile planet.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts - Daniel Patrick Moynihan