You have to love this.
The Pope was scheduled to give a speech at a prestigious Roman University, La Sapienza but pulled out after 67 professors wrote a letter objecting followed up by student protests.
Apparently they think the Pope is a "backward theologian who puts religion before science" and cited a twenty year old speech as proof.
Incidently La Sapienza was founded by a predecessor of Pope Benedict, Pope Boniface VIII way back in 1303 and the academics and students who have succeeded in preventing the Pope giving his address are heirs to this legacy. Not that they will ever acknowledge this, least of all to themselves.
But here's the real point, why is it that the "progressive" elements are so keen not to allow those who disagree with them voice? Its most strange.
I like to hear other peoples views and don't mind having my ideas challenged at all. Thats why we allow comments on this blog of course, diversity of opinion is welcome here.
The real reason these people wanted the Pope shut down has nothing to do with a twenty year old speech, if you believe that I have a bridge for sale.
Rather it is evidence that these people are insecure in their own belief systems.
I wonder why that is?