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"Mankind has been religious even from the time of the Australopithecus Lucy"

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

    Cardinal Ries: “Christians need to understand other cultures”

    Andrea Tornielli
    Vatican City

    “Mankind from its origins has always been religious”. Belgian priest Julien Ries, 92 years old and long term professor at the Catholic University of Lovanio, is the founder of a new discipline, the Fundamental Anthropology of Religion. A supporter of exchange and communication between religions, Ries is about to be appointed Cardinal on the 18th of February. He has devoted his life to studying the sacred and holy in different cultures. He has also written countless books and his complete works are published in Italian by Jaca Book.

    “You are going to be made Cardinal after a lifetime dedicated to research. You have been among the first to claim that the religious dimension is innate to mankind. Is a religious conscience truly part of human nature?”

    Continued- http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/the-vatican/detail/articolo/vatican-cardinale-cardinal-cardenal-ries-11433/
  2. ProScribe

    ProScribe Well-Known Member

    Interesting article.

    I think the first humans discovered ancient religion when they discovered the warmth & divinity of the rays of the sun.

    The moon however is whole nother' subject.