Pope Benedict XVI on Christianity

“…Christianity does not simply take the side of the religious person, take the side of the conservative who keeps to the rules of play of his inherited institution; the Christian rejection of the gods signifies much rather a choice to be on the side of the rebel, who for the sake of his conscience dares to break free from what is accustomed: this revolutionary trait in Christianity has perhaps far too long been hidden beneath various conservative models.”

— Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Truth & Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions, chapter 1

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