Skip to comments.Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"
Posted on 12/08/2010 3:13:42 PM PST by 0beron
Austria.[kreuz.net] Christendom must become "atheistic and religionless". This was said by the old Liberal Jesuit, Father Roger Charles Lenaers (85), at a lecture in Vienna according to a report of the Linz commerce website, 'kath.net'. The old man is active in the parish of Vorderhornbach in the Diocese of Innsbruck. Religion consists in the thin flow of experience for the Jesuit that the human intellect can't grasp everything and is hidden behind an experiential "something": "In this since I am a deeply religious atheist."
Never, but never trust a Jevvie.
Eating their own...
A candidate for the Nobel prize perhaps?
Sadly you are correct....NEVER EVER follow a Jesuit.
wow, talk about having your cake and eating it, too.
Well, well, well.
Is this typical among members of this particular Roman Catholic denomination?
This is a VERY confused person
Who lacks basic reasoning skills and makes bad career choices.
Oxymoron of the day winner.
That's really stupid.
One of the Berrigan brothers is a Jesuit.
Liberal scholars all.
Absolutely not. My uncle was a Jesuit and this would have made him quite upset to hear. He was fervently religious and encouraged others to be the same, bless his soul.
Jesuits can be truly strange. This clown needs a superior to talk to him and either he tows the line or he can practice his atheism on the unemployment line. There is no room in the church for fashionable atheists.
More like frosting yourself up & setting yourself out to be eaten.
Christians and atheists can argue all day as they both have unprovable theories...so says this agnostic (but I am still searching for truth).
I bet that no atheists will condemn me for this statement. And for those non-atheists who do disparage me, know that I was an altar boy in the Catholic Church back when the Mass was still said in Latin.
Sounds as stupid as Jane Fanda saying she is a “Feminist Christian”... Uh O:K I guess.
Fanda + Fonda
Unfortunately, the original article is in German.
Although he may well be an unfortunate leftover of the liberal Jesuits of my youth, the context might prove his statement to be less controversial.
Any native German speakers out there?
ROFLOL! Maybe he should have taken one of those vocational quizzes?
How is this even possible?
I’m just the opposite. I believe in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, but not religion.
I’m a “non-atheist” and I don’t condemn or disparage you. You are correct because the claims of Christ require faith. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Keep searching, friend.
He is also apathetic about it, which he doesn’t know and he doesn’t care.
?. What's your point? He'd no longer alive and would be shocked at this.
Agnosticism does not meet condemnation from atheists because it does not directly challenge their beliefs. But many atheists have elevated their non belief to a religion to the point that they are intolerant and ridicule believers. I suggest you visit England to test your statement about the tolerance of atheists.
and I was informed recently by another freeper when that name came up that one of them is dead...it really is no great loss to the planet..
Seems if they truly believed that, they would go one with their lives and ignore those that disagree.
Ah, but you forget the arrogance factor. It takes a huge amount of hubris to believe you KNOW there is no God. And that kind of hubris cannot ignore the poor souls who have not yet reach the level of nihilistic enlightenment the atheist wallows in.
I should add, the atheist, having made itself god, needs feckless fools to worship at its feet.