Dave posted this quote from Pope Benedict XVI:
"If people look only to their own interests, our world would certainly fall apart."And followed it with an Amen, which in my mind is only stating that he agrees with this quote.
Then FGO responds with his own version:
"If people would look out for their own interests. The world would be a better place."The next round in this quote debate was from Sinister where he says they are both wrong.
Personally, I agree with the Pope and Dave.
I think Sinister is mistakenly taking Benedict's quote to mean that he is getting into people's personal business. I don't see it that way. I look at it to say that when people ONLY care about THEMSELVES that it is not good for society. I wholeheartedly agree.
Unfortunately, there are too many people out there that DON'T care about anyone but themselves.
I don't know what FGO is trying to get at with his whole the world would be a better place if people would mind their own business but that totally contradicts the teachings of Christ, whom he claims to follow.
So later in the day Brad joins the fray, quoting scripture that refutes the idea of FGO's quote.
He furthers discusses his thoughts on Sinister's position.
I have to agree with Brad here as well in what I think he was saying in regards to Sinister's position. What I think he is saying is that it seems Sinister is being a little biased in his attitude toward the Pope because the Pope is not pro-homosexual. He later comments on Brad's blog that "bad people can say good things..." and quotes Stalin by stating that he said "the writer is the engineer of the human soul."
So while I don't think Sinister was trying to compare the head of the Roman Catholic Church to one of the worst leaders in our world's history, I am not sure what the quote from Stalin has to do with the quote from Benedict. I thought at first he was just trying to make a point that a bad person like Stalin could say something good however this quote was, in my opinion, a bad example. This quote is not some great quote in world history...not to me anyway.
My point being, I think Sinister's gay agenda, which I am not meaning to disrespect, is clouding his vision in the big picture.
The point is, there are too many people in the world that care about nobody but themselves and that is one of the biggest problems with society today and the Pope was simply trying to point out that if more people would care about the needs of others, the world would be a better place.
So while I personally am not of the Roman Catholic faith, I certainly respect the man that is looked up to by the majority of the Christian world and in this case absolutely agrees with what he had to say in this respect.