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Hans Kung Quotes

Hans Kung Quotes & Quotations
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    A human person is infinitely precious and must be unconditionally protected. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    As a matter of fact, you have deficiencies in all religions, but you have truth in all religions. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    But I have to add - and this answers your other question - this catholicity in time and in space is only meaningful for me if there is, at the same time, a concentration on the Gospel. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet increasingly suffer from unemployment, poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    I like the catholicity in time: our tradition is one of 2,000 years. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    If priests were allowed to marry, if this would be an optional thing, and if he could have wife and children, he would certainly have less temptation to satisfy certain sexual impulses with minors. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    In the question of homosexuality, the Vatican was rather permissive or lenient, with regard to all these crimes of sexual abuse. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    Second, we also got a more authentic liturgy of the people of God, in the vernacular language. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    That is an offense for all the other religions, and it's arrogance on the side of the Catholic Church to think that we are not at all deficient. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    That is the Roman way: to give favors to the favorites. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    The Epistle to the Romans is an extremely important synthesis of the whole theology of St. Paul. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    The Gospel has to be the norm. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    There are points where I think, for instance, Judaism or Buddhism are more constructive than the Catholic position, and vice versa. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    We are certainly at an impasse, because on the grassroots level, we have a lot of ecumenical understanding, encounter, cooperation, even liturgy. Hans-KungHans Kung
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    We are conscious that religions cannot solve the economic, political and social problems of this earth. Hans-Kung/">Hans Kung