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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Surprising quote

"Only through the readiness to accept historical truth can a sound understanding of contemporary reality be reached." - Pope Benedict XVI

First, let me say that although I was baptised a Catholic, I don't really subscribe to any religion at the moment. I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment - given in the context of aboriginal reconciliation in this country - I'm just surprised that the current pope said it. And, is he prepared to apply it to all instances of "historical truth"? Time will tell.


Ewen said...

The only problem with that is: "Can all historians be trusted?"

Wobbly man said...

Can any historians be trusted more like it!

R2B said...

Yeah it was a surprising statement and i echo your thoughts.
Time will tell...