Since the first half of the 19th century, Pantheism has been the target of attacks by the Vatican. Over the past year those attacks have increased in frequency and extent. Coming later on this page we will look at the history of the Vatican attitude to Pantheism. First we look at the latest developments.
World Pantheist Movement Press Release of January 13, 2010.
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The Vatican appears to be launching an all-fronts attack on Pantheism – the belief that Nature should be the focus of our spiritual life. Vatican media have slammed the movie Avatar for promoting Pantheism, only a few days after Pope Benedict XVI attacked Pantheism in his New Year’s message for World Peace.
Pantheists focus on religious reverence for Nature and the wider Universe rather than for any supernatural God or gods. Concern for Nature is a central ethical concern, and Nature is also viewed as a major source of spiritual comfort.
“It’s beginning to seem like the Vatican sees Pantheism as a growing threat,” said Dr Paul Harrison, president of the World Pantheist Movement. “Maybe that’s because the whole world is undergoing a tremendous shift in values towards the environment because of climate change […]