And all this has happened just in time for the Pope Benny and I to agree on something - and that doesn't happen often. He stated last Sunday at the start of the Easter Holy Week that;
"Mankind has managed to accomplish so many things: we can fly! We can see, hear and speak to one another from the farthest ends of the earth. and "great advances of technology have improved life for man".
Yes it has as the infant mortality rate, life expectancy and improve health and quality of life in the developed world can testify. All a bit out of character for some one worried about needing more exorcists on the job. So it seems that me a Benny are on the same page but unfortunately he then goes to show that it might be the same page but it is a very different book!
Like a man of blind faith and an agenda to prop up he then comes out with the line;
" [T]hey have also increased possibilities for evil, and recent natural disasters were a reminder, if any were needed, that mankind is not all-powerful."There have been many natural disasters that might be 'recent' but the outstanding one must be the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. I doubt anyone thought current technology could have prevented or saved any one from such a devastating event. How he manages to logically link technology with increased evil and then natural disasters is beyond me. Even if he sees some tech as 'evil' how isn't it balanced by the good? It all seems a bit opportunistic to do this.
And when it comes to natural disasters it is technology that saved and supported more people than anything else. Japan's earthquake resistant buildings have withstood quakes than others would not have. It was the latest tech that rescuers used to find, save and support survivors. Are these rescuers really at an increased possibility for evil by using the modern tools at their disposal?
How many people can we really say were saved by blind faith a prayer?
But of course he ignored the elephant in the room, aren't natural disasters part of God's will or at least controllable by this supreme creator deity? So is Pope Benny really saying; "You might think modern technology is cool but technology can't replace God and God has just let a few tens of thousand of people die and suffer to remind you"?