We can't even count on limbo anymore

An eminent panel of Catholic theologians met at the Vatican last month and although word is not yet official, they apparently decided to abolish the concept of limbo. Another cherished childhood belief bites the dust. It seems that limbo was never actually official church teaching, but a sort of medieval theory that kept getting passed along with all the good stuff, kind of like a B-52s CD that winds up in your CD collection. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger himself --- who, before becoming Pope Benedict XVI last year, spent two decades as the church's chief arbiter of doctrine --- said in 1984 that, "Personally, I would let [limbo] drop since it has always been only a theological hypothesis."

Isn't religion, at it's core, nothing but theological hypothesis?

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