My father once told me never to discuss religion or politics, because most people cannot be objective about either issue. They are too emotionally involved.
Unfortunately, I have never been very good at following directions. The problem with that is that I try to ignore the rhetoric, and take a practical view of issues. I don’t always succeed at that, obviously, because I also don’t hesitate to say what I think, no matter who that offends.
That confuses the hell out of a lot of people. Because I am pro-gun, a vocal patriot, and I believe that this country belongs to American citizens, not illegal intruders, the folks on the far left think I’m a redneck Conservative just waiting for the chance to blow away some poor lost Mexican peon I find stumbling through the desert.
On the other hand, because I believe that it’s none of my business who consenting adults love or what they do behind closed doors, because I think we should stop wasting American lives fighting wars in places we have no business being, and because I think that every American citizen should be able to get the health care they need, the radical Conservatives think I’m a poster child for all that is wrong with this country. Apparently, independent thought is a concept some folks just cannot understand.
That being said, let’s see if I can’t piss off some of our religious readers today when I ask, will the Catholic church ever come out of the Dark Ages?
In July, the Vatican declared that ordaining women into the priesthood was a sin comparable to pedophilia. How disgusting is that? How could any woman belong to a church who compares her to a child molester, based upon her gender?
This is the same church that has a history of covering up sexual abuse by priests, and moving them from one place to another, instead of dealing with their sick crimes. I guess they think that makes them experts on pedophilia.
In Argentina, when the government legalized gay marriage last month, the Catholic church called gays and lesbians “subhuman.” In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI said that saving humanity from homosexuality was just as important as saving the rain forests from lumberjacks. So much for loving our neighbors. What’s next, comparing black people to apes, like the racists of the Old South did?
While I am a spiritual person, I do not belong to any organized religion. Thinking that comes right out of the Dark ages, like the Catholic church’s views on women and gays, is the biggest reason why.
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