Monday, April 14, 2008

File Under "Put a Sock in It!" pt 2

I can understand when people disagree with a Church teaching. The reality is they don't actually understand the teaching, but most of the time you can see where they're coming from.

It's when people say stuff that is either utterly ignorant or abjectly inflammatory (and in either case is abysmally stupid) that I get annoyed.

"[Pope Benedict XVI] has issued some of the most hurtful and extreme rhetoric against our community of any religious leader in history, and we want to call him into account for the damage that he's done," said Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA.

(The rest)

...Seriously? For the gay cause, out of all of history, Pope Benedict is the most damaging religious leader ever? Not the ones who burned homosexuals at the stake? Or those leaders in Islam who will flat out tell you homosexuals should be killed?

Well, I guess being told you immortal soul is loved but in danger, and that you need to change is a lot more threatening than violence.

4 comments:

Mama said...

"Well, I guess being told your immortal soul is loved but in danger, and that you need to change is a lot more threatening than violence."

Of course it is. Violence is easier to fight than the truth. With violence, you only need to defend yourself physically. The truth requires way more action and introspection.

With that said, I'm with you. PUT A SOCK IN IT.

Dad said...

Bunch o' boobs...

Fallen Sparrow said...

the Truth of the Catholic faith is discoverable by the vehement hatred with which those opposed to it react.

"Put a sock in it."

Well stated.

Chris Lund said...

... you've said it all for me.

Amen Amen.