Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Gypsy Scholar: What the Pope really, actually said in Regensburg...

Not surprisingly, now we learn that what the BBC and AP claimed the Pope said wasn't quite what the Pope said. Aside from the rather sensationalist headlines, the mainstream media took a very small part of a larger lecture, given in an academic setting, and made it out to be the primary issue in the Holy Father's speech. The lecture actually discussed faith and reason, and the tendency in the West to divorce the two—even to the point of "de-Hellenizing" religion. However, apparently the English version that these "journalists" quoted wasn't indicative of the tone of the original.

Gypsy Scholar notes the discrepancy in What the Pope really, actually said in Regensburg....

HT to Peter at Lex Communis for the link.
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