Tuesday, May 03, 2005

W more conservative than John Paul II

Is President Bush more conservative than Pope John Paul II? According to David S. Oderberg in his article Teaching Tradition, President Bush's philosophy and theology are more consistent with traditional Catholic thinking than that of John Paul II!!! Here is an excerpt from the article:
"Opposition to abortion and euthanasia on the one hand, and support for just war and the death penalty on the other, are not conceptual enemies. They aren't even uneasy bedfellows. They belong together, and in a way each side justifies the other. Together they provide the traditional ethics at the heart of all mainstream moral thinking until the 1960s cultural revolution. It is clear that George W. Bush has made that thinking his own. It is the late pontiff, on the other hand, who struck off in a novel direction. When it comes to applying tradition to life-and-death moral issues, Bush 43 wins hands down over John Paul II."

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