Friday, November 16, 2007

Casting Stones When Your Own Shoes Are Full Of Rocks

Catholic bishops, in an important effort to demonstrate how wonderful democracy is, have approved a statement on "faithful citizenship." The bottom line is that if you vote for the wrong guy, you will burn in hell. Seriously.

According to the bishops, if you vote for someone who supports abortion rights, stem cell research, euthanasia, and contraception, it "may affect" your salvation.

An excerpt from the statement reads:
"A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who takes a position in favor of an intrinsic evil, such as abortion or racism, if the voter's intent is to support that position. In such cases, a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil..."
"Guilty of formal cooperation in a grave evil," eh?

Hmmm.... And how do bishops who knowingly and repeatedly transfer pedophile priests from one parish to another fit into that? Are those bishops somehow exempt from being "guilty of formal cooperation in a grave evil?" Or is sticking your hands down the front of an altar boy's pants--thereby betraying the trust of the child, his parents, and your entire congregation--not considered a "grave evil?" Is it just a minor evil that God doesn't care about?

Catholic bishops, as well as all the other hypocritical religious leaders who are so quick to pass judgment on their fellow man, need to re-familiarize themselves with the very Bible that they so often run around thumping. There's a quote in there that reads "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

As I recall, the guy who said it plays an important role in the book's plot.

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