The Pope was very good on Thought for the Day. Naturally The Guardian gave poor Dr Dawk a platform to moan, though the comments he got suggest that his hold over pop culture is indeed declining:
- Hold the front page! Richard Dawkins isn't a catholic. In other news: Pope revealed to be a catholic.
- Happy Christmas to you too Dawkins. Shame goodwill doesn't appear to be high on your agenda.
- So The Guardian gets celeb-atheist Richard Dawkins to do a Christmas message. How unpredictable
A very good article in Prospect by Martin Rees discussing the possibility of intelligent life in the universe. He thinks that within 20 years we'll be able to see a lot more of the planets that we presently merely detect, but it rightly unsure whether there is intelligent life anywhere else. Scientifically, The Earth could be very special indeed in galactic terms.
Whether or not there are other intelligent life-forms in the Universe, it is clear that there is only one God, and that His love is infinite, and shown most perfectly in His Son. May we all grow in love and understanding over the coming year.