Angelo Cannata (Modica, 19 February, 1964) is a biblical scholar fond of the weak thought of Gianni Vattimo.
In 1991 he obtained a degree in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and was ordained a priest in the Catholic Church.
Until 2013 he divided his commitments between teaching the Sacred Scripture in some theological institutions and the parish ministry.
In 2013 he published Camminare (available in printed format, epub and kindle), in which his line of thought is presented; the book is an introduction to philosophy aimed to highlight an anti-metaphysical perspective and as a life instrument.
That same year he left the priesthood, then he left the Catholic faith and soon after the faith in God. These choices have been caused by a perception of increasingly clear incompatibility between antimetaphysics and dogmatism of the Church first, critical thinking and problem of theodicy later. He does not find possible to profess faith in a God who is by definition good and omnipotent, and at the same time to maintain living memory of his absence in front of evil in the world.
In 2015 he wrote a Commentary to the Gospel according to Matthew in which he highlights the depth, but also the hypocrisy present in Jesus, without regarding him, for this reason, less worthy of esteem. This text shows that the root of the problems of the Catholic religion is not in the Church, but in Jesus himself. There are also atheists who maintain a basic esteem of Jesus, however, due to ignorance of the gospel; Angelo Cannata maintains his esteem for Jesus, but he also highlights his betrayals and his unsustainable inconsistencies.
In 2016 he started the blog Spirituality, a research targeted to the recovery of spirituality to criticism and secularism. Spirituality is not considered salvation, and certainly not a person; it is merely a neutral human faculty which, like all others, is worth trying to use in the best ways.
Last update: 18 July 2018.