Friday, May 05, 2006

"No Man Cometh To The Father, But By Me."
Or maybe Jesus was all wrong

Remember that posting I did about convergence instead of conversion? Well, Korean honcho, Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jin-suk, says Catholics "need" buddha. Convergence it is.

The cardinal observed that although buddha bestowed universal compassion and goodwill on people, to this day conflict, hate, hostility and many kinds of discrimination are prevalent in the world. "That is why we need buddha's teaching more and more".

Oh really? Well Your Eminence, the teachings of buddha may give you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over, but they are far from qualifying as "needed". Ummm... isn't it the teachings of Christ as given to us by His Holy Church all we really need?

The good Cardinal went on to say, "we believe that we can solve the problems by following Buddha's compassion and practicing love, which is the fundamental teaching of all religions".

Your Eminence, do you remember a guy by the name of Jesus Christ? Obviously not. It's by the Grace of God (and not the sayings of buddha) that we have the ability to "solve problems", and a little something called The Catholic Church gives us the road map to do such.

For the Love of God, this is basic Catholicism 101 here. And even a Cardinal can't get it right? As we use to say in the Marine Corps... "we're in deep kim-chee" (no pun intended). By the way, if the latter part of the cardinal's last sentence just doesn't scream "convergence", I don't know what does.

Sheesh... with shepherds like Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jin-suk, who needs wolves?


Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I wonder who the audience was that he was addressing these comments to.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Athanasius contra mundo said...

If Buddhism is so great why is he bothering with the Catholic Church, let alone become cardinal.

Father St. Andrew Kim pray for the Church in Korea.

1:51 AM  

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