Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pope's Christmas message - Paganism = "Heart of Stone"

Check out the Pope's annual Christmas message.  Toward the end of the text he takes one of his many shots at Paganism:

"Origen, taking up one of John the Baptist's sayings, saw the essence of paganism expressed in the symbol of stones: paganism is a lack of feeling, it means a heart of stone that is incapable of loving and perceiving God's love. Origen says of the pagans: "Lacking feeling and reason, they are transformed into stones and wood"  ...(Cont.)...

"Everybody Must Get Stoned" - Bob Dylan
"Let Me Bring You Songs from the Wood" - Ian Anderson