Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Two Reasons I'm Glad...

...that the opinions, writings, and principles espoused by the USCCB are not binding! 1) The ridiculous rants they go through on the "just war" theory and how it's painfully obvious that our presence in Iraq violates Catholic principles. Beg to differ, gentlemen. Just war theory is just that: philosophical THEORY. It does not have the rule of law, or even of papal edict, and in this particular case, you guys are WRONG. Yes, the pope said it was a bad idea for us to go into Iraq. Fortunately, he didn't speak ex cathedra when he said it, because he's wrong on that one, too. The pope did not watch 3000 of his countrymen get killed on his native soil by fascists trained, equipped, and subsidized largely by sources in Iraq and surrounding areas. To call what we're doing "aggression" is to fall victim to leftover 60s mamby-pamby peacenik nonsense, and clergymen should know better than that. Or would they rather more American cities get bombed? Weren't 3000 American civilians enough? 2) The immigration question...who's in, who's out, who's legal, who's not, and who we're obliged to take care of. Sorry, gentlemen, but once again, you've bought into nonsense. I don't believe for one second that Jesus thinks we should treat all immigrants--legal or otherwise--the same. I don't believe for one second that, if Jesus were standing before us in human form, He wouldn't be gently turning back many of these people on the basis that they're not here to better themselves...they're here to cheat the system. If they weren't, they wouldn't come in illegally. Period. End of sentence. And as far as accommodating these illegals further by then enabling them to get drivers' licenses and other documentation...without any further obligations? Please tell me it's only because they haven't thought these things through far enough. Or they've had bad advice when they did. Because otherwise, I've got to wonder why a bunch of U.S. Catholic Bishops are so far out of touch with common sense. Feeling feisty today, Janny

1 comment:

The Bass Player's Wife said...

I feel the same way about the leadership of the UMC. And I am also sick and tired of being told that I am not answering the call of Christ with my beliefs on these two topics. Thank you.