• Earold Gunter

    I must admit a guilty pleasure watching the writhing of those politically far right to the direction the Catholic Church appears to be taking. Those far right enough to arrogantly ignore the overall message of being kind to those who are less fortunate, which is the core message to be found in the stories of their savior Jesus in the NT.

    Since this message does not not fit in with their political perspective, which includes a “tough love” mentality for humanity less fortunately than them, and of course the unquestionable goodness of unfettered capitalism, which has been proven by not good at all by the increased disparity between those that have and those that don’t, they twist the meaning of it, in order to justify the lack of humanity they display towards their fellow man.

    They also selectively pick out scriptural laws which supports their anti-social political views. This scripture is of course designed to control people, mostly their sexuality. Then with unmitigated hypocrisy, they claim they are closer to their God because they support their selected laws than those who actually work towards the betterment of their fellow man.

    Unfortunately the scriptural support they use is also easily found in the Bible, mostly in the OT. There are many “Laws” to be found there, laws of a God who is jealous, murderous, merciless, and displays nothing less than psychopathic behavior. Laws which are totally void of acceptable morals as are understood by most humans in the world today; morals that have nothing positive to add to humans flourishing.

    Until religion no longer impacts my life in any way, I will remain absolutely opposed to its existence. Religion is poison for humans, and does much more harm than good.

    Until is is completely gone though, which will more than likely not be in my lifetime, I will still get guilty pleasure from watching the pain of those that use religion as an excuse to step on their fellow man in order to get more rewards in this life, while hypocritically claiming their true treasure awaits them in another life.

  • Ron McGinnis

    Cardinal Marx’s comments are nothing new. One is suspect when words like
    “world community” are used. What exactly does that mean?
    “World Peace” sounds wonderful until you see what is really happening in the
    world. Until something better comes along that takes man out of poverty by
    creating wealth, Capitalism will remain. Even the Chinese Communist figured
    that out. In the USA, one party and one President think simply giving to
    others is good. Making a segment of society depend on government is evil to me. Capitalism must be refined but not eliminated. All dictators started out
    promising paradise on earth which will never be. I know what the Cardinal is
    saying and I understand his altruistic heart. Do good always. But then we have
    that terrible character, man. There is not one or simple solution. It will require much hard work among good men to move forward on this worthy endeavor.

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