Friday, November 14, 2008

This Is Why Organized Religion is Defunct

Jesus painting
I swear my grandparents had this print in their apartment

Primarily, Catholicism is an absurd anachronism, a bloated, dying whale, flailing on the beach, an organization that promises the way to God but is, in fact, deterrent in its nature by the inherent structure of hoops and hypocrisy.

Let's look at South Carolina today:
A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil."

The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote.

"Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president," Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name, including his middle name of Hussein.
What a fucking douche.

This priest is saying that if you support a guy who has an idea that is against the human-fabricated doctrine of the church, then you're just as bad as him.

Lest we forget that Jesus congregated with liars and thieves. His mission was one of love and compassion, not of structure and pomp, circumstance and silk robes. The Catholic church is running a show where very few take seriously their stance on birth control, many support the pro-choice movement, and just about everyone wonders why the phallocentric mastery doesn't whither a little and allow women to be priests. The last pope invoked infallibility, basically saying that God doesn't want women to be priests.

The Catholic church has lost Jesus, and God only lives in the churches because God lives everywhere. If God could put a sign on the Vatican, it would read: "Under Old Management - Salvation now found elsewhere."

3 comments:

Timothy said...

>"...Catholicism is an absurd anachronism, a bloated, dying whale, flailing on the beach,..."

Au contraire. Catholicism is anything but dying. The Church grows by over 18 million worldwide each and every year.

>"The last pope invoked infallibility, basically saying that God doesn't want women to be priests."

Nope. The Pope stated that the Church has no authority to ordain women. Big difference.

>"The Catholic church has lost Jesus, and God only lives in the churches because God lives everywhere"

Hardly, but regardless of the truth, its your opinion and your blog.

Also, you strike me as perhaps a lapsed Catholic. If so, I invite you to reconsider the Church and return home. If not, I invite you to discover what the Catholics truely teach and believe.

http://www.catholicscomehome.org

God bless... +Timothy

blisschick said...

"Douchey" as that priest may be (and I would use stronger language, actually, to describe him), for every one like him, there are countless nuns and monks and, yes, priests doing and saying the "right" thing every day. Like Fr. John Dear and his message of utter nonviolence. Or some of the priests I worked with in Pax Christi who embraced all fellow travelers, "even" lesbians like myself.

Organized religion is not at fault, but it is the PEOPLE doing the organizing -- including those of us who leave rather than stay and help. I count myself here, so I don't mean to be offensive at all!

Thanks for reading the Jennifer interview. You might be interested in my recent post entitled "taking back that hooker hugging hippie."

Ricky Shambles said...

Timothy:
> The congregation may be growing, but the priests are dwindling.

> Clarification: The Pope stated that the Church has no authority to ordain women. His infallibility is an inherent part of the post and then-Cardinal Ratzinger made sure everyone knew that in 1995. The original statement was appropriately based on the Bible and since God wrote the Bible and speaks through the Pope, God apparently doesn't want women to be priests.

I prefer the term "recovering Catholic," having spent several years in Catholic school and classes through confirmation. I have found my way and the Catholic Church is the furthest thing from the comfort of the spiritual home I now inhabit.

But thanks for the offer.


blisschick - thanks for taking a look. Now put that "follow" widget on your blog so I can officially add you (will add to Linktastica! in the coming days).