Иоанн Павел, современно мыслящий человек

Смерть Папы Иоанна Павла II не была неожиданной, и о невероятном влиянии, которое он оказал на современный мир, будут высказывать мнение и давать комментарии все, кто считает, что у него есть, что сказать об этом. Прежде чем объяснить один из наименее известных аспектов его учения, следует сделать ударение на том, что один из комментариев, который мы неоднократно сейчас слышим, основан то ли на тупости, то ли на отсутствии понимания того, чем же является католическая церковь: что обвинение Папы в том, что он был и остается консервативным, – это нонсенс.

Несомненно, Иоанн Павел II был консерватором, когда он говорил о католической догме, но католическая церковь основана на десяти заповедях и догмах, которые не подлежат изменению. Отношение с верой и правдой к тому, что является основой учения католической церкви, нельзя считать признаком консервативности.

С другой стороны, Иоанна Павла II называли "консерватором", поскольку он не принимал аборты и некоторые другие прогрессивные идеи. Но если вам нужен Папа, который признает аборты, тогда вам нужна другая Церковь. Некоторые вещи, некоторые ценности, которые составляют как веру, так и членство в католической церкви, не являются ни консервативными, ни либеральными, ни прогрессивными; они фундаментальны, непоколебимы и неизбежны.

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