Thursday, February 19, 2015

This little bit of weirdness crossed my desk last night.  I do not for a minute claim to be in David Anthony Domet's league, but as another Catholic, Canadian blogger, I can tell you that this has given me a sense of doom I haven't felt in a long time.

The Church Militant has weighed in.

I do not know what Fr. Rosica expects to gain by this exploit.  David Domet on his blog, Vox Cantoris, has had plenty to say about Fr. Rosica's commentary on The Synod on the Family.  From my reading, I do not see calumny or libel.  David Domet simply allows Fr. Rosica to inform us of his views in his own words.  Vox simply points out the obvious and offers commentary.

Fr. Rosica's actions seem petty.  What is he afraid of?

And as for Fr. Rosica, I will leave you with this:

Father Rosica's Salt and Light interview with Gregory Baum, former priest

Really, why is Fr. Rosica worried about what bloggers say about him?  He speaks for himself rather well.


Unknown said...

There is evidently a shortage of work to do at the Holy See press office. Why else would Rosica care about an obscure blogger in Ontario?

David Roemer said...

Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook. There is nothing wrong with the Sartre quote, and it proves that the Nagel quote is dishonest. The Nagel quote proves that the textbook quote is ignorant, unintelligent, and irrational:

Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

David Roemer