Posts Tagged ‘Human Nature’

Pope’s theologian talks about homosexuality

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Persons with a homosexual inclination must be treated with dignity but dignity means telling them the truth that “homosexuality is against human nature”, the papal theologian has said in an interview. Father Wojciech Giertych, who reviews the speeches of Pope Francis for theological accuracy, was interviewed by, a Canadian pro-life news website. Asked about Read more

Maybe “girls can do anything” – this bloke can’t

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I applaud the sentiment behind the much-quoted phrase, “girls can do anything” but I am startled when I come across people who think it is literally true. Girls cannot do anything, and neither can boys. Our biological nature ensures that great and all as our human potential might be, there are limits to what is Read more

To forgive isn’t divine, it’s deeply human

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The question is: What is the point of forgiveness? Listening to a programme on the radio about restorative justice a few years ago, I was reduced to sudden and copious tears by an exchange between a grieving mother and her daughter’s imprisoned killer. The mother, though well aware she would never get over the loss Read more

Belief in God is part of human nature – Oxford study

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Led by two academics at Oxford University, the £1.9 million study found that human thought processes were “rooted” to religious concepts. But people living in cities in highly developed countries were less likely to hold religious beliefs than those living a more rural way of life, the researchers found. The project involved 57 academics in Read more