Tuesday, August 23, 2016

QUOTATION: Religion within the Bounds of Reason

Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
The comfortable attempt to spare oneself the belief in the mystery of God's mighty actions in this world and yet at the same time to have the satisfaction of remaining on the foundation of the biblical message leads nowhere; it measures up neither to the honesty of reason nor to the claims of faith. One cannot have both the Christian faith and "religion within the bounds of pure reason"; a choice is unavoidable.

--Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Introduction to Christianity, 1968