Pope Warns of Technology Without God
Benedict XVI sees 'darkness enshrouding God'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 7, 2012 5:26 PM CDT
Pope Benedict XVI, holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a hushed and darkened St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 7, 2012, to begin the Vatican's Easter vigil service.   (Pier Paolo Cito)

(Newser) – Pope Benedict XVI, carrying a tall, lit candle, ushered in Christianity's most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service tonight, but voiced fears that mankind is groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil. "Life is stronger than death," he said. "Good is stronger than evil. Love is stronger than hate." However, he added, "The darkness enshrouding God and obscuring values is the real threat to our existence and to the world in general."

"If God and moral values, the difference between good and evil, remain in darkness, then all other 'lights,' that put such incredible technical feats within our reach, are not only progress but also dangers that put us and the world at risk," said Benedict. "Our knowledge and our technical accomplishments are legion, but what reaches beyond, the things of God and the question of good, we can no longer identify." Tomorrow morning, Benedict will lead Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square, then deliver a speech from the central balcony of the basilica.

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Apr 8, 2012 5:16 PM CDT
Priceless..The Pope lashes out about the darker side of technology, while carrying a candle.....
Apr 8, 2012 3:00 PM CDT
She blinded me with SCIENCE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IlHgbOWj4o
Apr 8, 2012 2:19 PM CDT
When you let your priest molest little boys for thousands of years. Start wars and call them holy wars, kill millions of innocent people during their inquisition. Publish and sell pornographis materials just for the profit. If the pope wants to see evil he just looks into a mirror. You can not have good with out evil.