Saturday, July 20, 2013

Late night internet surfing.

Late night internet surfing can bring you to strange places. I, somehow, no idea how, ended up reading this post on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington.

In effect, God says, “OK, if you want sin and rebellion, you can have it. It is all yours. I will now allow you to experience the full consequences of your sinful rebellion. You will now feel the full fury of your own sinful choices.” Yes, God gave them over to their sinful desires…. 
And as a prophetic interpretation of reality, it seems conclusive that God has also given us over in a similar way to our sinful desires. 
And note the first and most prominent effect of this being given over to sinful desires: sexual confusion of a colossal degree. The text describes sexual impurity, the degradation of their bodies, shameful lusts and the shameful acts of homosexual perversion that is condoned and celebrated. The text also speaks of bodily penalties for such action, probably disease and other deleterious effects that come from doing what is unnatural and using the body for purposes for which it is not designed.
Welcome to the 21st Century decaying West.

Welcome to the joy of Roman Catholicism! Sucking every morsel of zest and enjoyment from life for over 2000 years ! 

The entire piece represents what I most dislike about religion.  It's petty, self-loathing, vindictive, reactionary and filled with attempts to shame and instill guilt.  I was reminded of this scene from Catholic Boys.

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