By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, sent a message on the occasion of the Hindu feast of “Diwali”, a three-day celebration:
“Dear Hindu Friends, As Diwali approaches, your religious feast, I am sure all of you in your respective families, neighborhoods and communities will be taking time to share your joy with one another. On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue I am happy to have this opportunity, for the first time since taking office, to send you my greetings. Sensitive to your religious feelings and respectful of your ancient religious tradition, I sincerely hope that your search for the Divine, symbolized through the celebration of Diwali, will help you to overcome darkness with light, untruth with truth and evil with goodness. The world around us is yearning for peace. Religions promise peace because they trace their origin to God who, according to Christian belief, is our peace. Can we, as believers of different religious traditions, not work together to receive God’s gift of peace and to spread it around us so that the world becomes for all people a better place to live? Our respective communities must pay urgent attention to the education of believers, who can so easily be misled by deceitful and false propaganda…
“Forming believers first of all to discover the full dimensions and depth of their own religion, and then encouraging them to know other believers as well constitutes an important challenge for religious communities committed to building world peace… Like all human relationships, those between people of different religions need to be nourished by regular meetings, patient listening, collaborative action, and above all, by an attitude of mutual respect. Accordingly, we must work to build bonds of friendship, as indeed must the adherents of all religions…
“Only through dialogue, avoiding all forms of prejudice and stereotyped ideas about others and by faithful witness to our religious precepts and teaching, can we truly overcome conflicts. Dialogue between followers of different religions is the necessary path today; indeed, it is the only appropriate path for us as believers. Together, in collaboration, we can do much to build a society of harmony and a world of peace… Once again, I wish each one of you a happy Diwali.” (L’Osservatore Romano, November 14, 2007, page 7.)
A few weeks ago Benedict XVI’s official newspaper promoted Islam by sending a message at the close of Ramadan (the Muslim month of fasting) to the Muslim community. This week we find Benedict XVI promoting the false and evil religion of Hinduism.
First, he says that he is respectful of the evil Hindu religion – heresy. Second, he states that Hinduism is a true search for the true God – heresy. Third, he says that through celebrating this false Hindu feast Hindus will overcome darkness with light, untruth with truth and evil with goodness. In other words, he is saying that by deepening their union with this false religion they will be able to overcome darkness, untruth and evil. Hinduism itself is darkness, untruth and evil, and by deepening their practice of this horrible religion created by the Devil they fall deeper into evil. Fourth, he states the blasphemy that different religions trace their origin to God. Every religion outside the Catholic religion traces its origin not to God, but to the Devil. Fifth, he states that religions can receive God’s peace and spread it around successfully “so that the world becomes for all people a better place to live” – heresy. Sixth, he encourages false religions to keep the followers of their false religions educated in their false religious belief-systems. His words are that different religions “must pay urgent attention to the education of believers” – heresy. Seventh, he promotes “forming believers first of all to discover the full dimensions and depth of their own religion” – heresy. Here he encourages people of all religions to discover the “full dimensions” and “depth” of their evil religions! Eighth, he promotes that “different religions need to be nourished by an attitude of mutual respect” – heresy. He therefore promotes that Catholics should “respect” false religions. Ninth, he states that members of false religions are “believers”- heresy. Tenth, he encourages members of false religions to have “faithful witness to… religious precepts and teaching”- heresy.
These heresies are found in L’Osservatore Romano, Benedict XVI’s official newspaper. Therefore all of these heresies in this short letter are fully approved of by the apostate Benedict XVI.