Vatican radio reports on one of the pope’s homilies from a few weeks ago. In it, the pope has some real warnings about curiosity…
What leads people to Christianity if not curiosity about the contents of the bible? This is what leads us to knowledge about the universe: curiosity about how it works and what all is out there. If (a) god really made the cosmos, wouldn’t being curious about its nature bring you closer to [it] him? In my experience, the only people who oppose curiosity are the ones who worry about what you may find by indulging it.
The very notion that curiosity is in opposition to wisdom, rather than the font of literally all wisdom, is exceedingly silly. This is highlighted even more since it comes from a person who can supposedly make infallible pronouncements.
Related: "A Universe Not Made For Us" [Carl Sagan Tribute Series]
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