One thing about the whole Regensburg event is the total malpheasance of the media in not only reporting the story but framing it in sensationalist headlines. In other cases just plain dumb reporting. Case in point.
Thomas Proepper, who teaches Catholic dogmatic theology at the University of Muenster in Germany, is one of many who argues that Kant, not Plato, is closer to Christian views, and would offer a better basis for a dialogue between philosophy and theology.
Well as Dr. Thursday recently said on the Chesterton Society blog "I can’t take the cant of Kant".
The other theologians they dug up was Johann Baptist Metz a proponent of liberation theology, Magnus Striet another Kant fan, and Tiemo Rainer Peters.
…Johannine-Hellenist theology was developed by St Augustine in the late classical period, then by St Bonaventure, who died in 1274, in the Middle Ages. Benedict would say theology has been going downhill ever since as the synthesis of Greek and Jewish thought unravelled.
Unraveled? Well at least these criticisms actually go along with what the Pope actually said.
The dumbest headline goes to this story "‘Rottweiler’ bares teeth"