Pope Benedict XVI warned that without an explicit reference to God, aid work risked "falling prey to harmful ideologies."I think that's so funny. It's literally impossible to do good without god. Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. He should read this recent study:
Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than atheists, agnostics and less religious people, according to a new study.Okay, so he was talking about Catholic aid agencies. But the comparison still applies. The only reason he said this to his aid agencies, by the way, was to ensure that they say vicious things about gays and abortion. According to the popey guy, you must include these hate activities in order to be a Vatican-approved Christian aid agency. (This is also why he's so mad at the nuns: no hate.)
What does this say about his religion and his vicious god? Whew. This popey guy has ruined Christianity in a few short years, not that there was much good about it before his reign. Still, I don't remember Roman Catholicism being anywhere near this hateful before the popey guy popped up.