I find these remarks most disturbing. Just because "all things are possible" for God, it does not logically follow that all things are possible for man.
Somehow these statements recall to mind the character Ivan, of Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov. He said something to the effect: If there is no God, then all things are possible. This is what it means to be "beyond good and evil." [Which is the state of things once God is "killed."] And it is almost certain that Nietzsche took a page from Ivan's book. With all that followed from that, preeminently the notion of Superman which I take to mean a man who has "evolved" unto the status of god himself, having committed the ultimate Patricide in his own mind.
God IS gloried and glorified in His "varied creation" already, and that since Day One. But the variation we see in the natural world, its splendid diversity, is not born of chaos; it is born and sustained only in God, Who created all things in heaven and earth by His holy Word, the Logos.
Methinks this cardinal of the Church has been imbibing from springs of post-modern progressivist thought. And it seems to me this puts him more in the company of Dostoevsky's Ivan, and Nietzsche, than it does in the ranks of Christian saints....
(Got to get these things right!!!)
I GREATLY AGREE.
Roger that, boop. "Alleged" it says. When the "alleged" becomes "confirmed" and the "Vatican Official" has been identified, then give me a tap on the shoulder. Until then, I'm behind on my nap time.
Thanks for the beep, boop.
Yes it is disturbing, for one thing all things are not possible for man such as creation. We can build or change things with existing materials but we do not create anything. A man and women can come together and a child is born but they are not creating the child.
“it is born and sustained only in God, Who created all things in heaven and earth by His holy Word’
Dostoievsky is a distillation of the work of the Saints and one of his primary sources for his ouvre was the Philokalia.