Relativism vs. Universality – Pope Benedict vs. Pope Francis

Relativism is the belief that there is no absolute truth, meaning that there is no absolute perfection in the universe.  Universality is the belief that there are universal facts which can be discovered through searching for truth.

These two philosophies interplay in Christianity and in Judaism.  Pope Benedict XVI who resigned in 2013 was known to be a Relativist.  Pope Francis who took his position has shown that he is a Universalist through his more liberal tendencies.  Pope Benedict became a priest in 1951 and in the beginning his beliefs were considered liberal.  He adopted conservative views after 1968.  In 2005 he became Pope.

Mourning the Holy Temple

Two Jewish woman both millionaires and billionaires have donated 122 million Euro for the restoration of Notre Dame.

One is the widow of the Sephardic banker Safra bank of Geneve and Brazil.  Her husband Edmond Safra was killed in a strange fire in their home in Monaco in 1999.  She has pledged 20 million from her estate.  The other Jewish woman is the wife of the billionaire Morris Betanker from the cosmetic company Loriel.  Forbes estimates their estate to be as much as $50 billion.

Preparing for Doomsday with Spiritual Healing

Preparing for Doomsday through Spiritual Healing

Living in the twentieth century after the Second World War there is nobody that can avoid the thought of a third World War which will be much worse than mankind has ever seen in the past.  The third World war will be a nuclear war.  The world has become smaller through technology.  People can communicate through internet and share their ideas from one end of the world to the other.  At the same time technology has brought to the world the dangers of weapons of mass destruction.  Doomsday is in the back of every person’s mind.  Everyone knows that it is inevitable but it is the work of all of mankind to postpone the date of destruction if possible forever. Through cooperation between nations the date of doomsday can be delayed.  At the same time the world is faced with Global warming.  The earth is aging like human beings.  The life expectancy of people has grown but at the same time each person has his day of death in the future.  The earth also has it limits as population growth creates pollution of the waters of the earth, air pollution, natural catastrophes like fires in California and Europe and hurricanes which are only signs of the future.