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Pathologies in religion and science

excerpt from the Ratzinger and Habermas meeting 19. Januar 2004  (translated by Tham 2018, p5)

We have seen that there exist pathologies in religion that are extremely dangerous and that make it necessary to see the divine light of reasons as “controlling organ”. Religion must continually allow itself to be purified and structured by reason … There are also pathologies of reason, although mankind in general is not as conscious of this fact today. There is a hubris of reason that is no less dangerous. This why reason, too, must be warned to keep within its proper limits, and it must learn a willingness to listen to the great religious tradition of mankind.