Friday, July 20, 2007

It is far better to agree to disagree than to pretend

Reacting to Albert Mohler's column "No, I'm not offended," about the Vatican statement on the Church, Carl Olsen at Ignatius Insight writes "None given, none taken." He concludes with this:
...[I]f Mohler wasn't willing to say these things, I'd doubt that he was really a conservative, evangelical Southern Baptist. He thinks the Pope and the Catholic Church are wrong; I think that he is wrong, which is obviously why he's Baptist and I'm Catholic. At first glance, this might appear to be a daunting roadblock. Personally, I find it refreshing, especially after seeing so many crocodile tears spilled by Catholics who are either clueless about authentic Catholic doctrine, or who are so enamored with a false understanding of tolerance that they happily toss Truth out the window of their politically-correct cubicles. Mohler, to his credit, understands Catholic teaching better than such people. And I think he actually respects it far more than they do as well. In the end, I think, it is far better to agree to disagree than to pretend that what we believe doesn't really matter.
Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: None given, none taken

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