Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A Brief Suggestion Concerning the Pontiff
My brief suggestion, to the Pope or anyone upset that others are upset by this new "tone" is simple. The reason why Catholics (and other Christians) seem to go on so much about abortion, gay marriage and birth control is because modern society at large is telling people that these are all not wrong but are all, in fact, very good things; rights that are beneficial. No one is going around saying that we should not be taking care of the poor. In fact, in modern times, there seems to be no shortage of supporters for that cause (yet the poor remain -isn't that strange, it's almost like hand-outs don't help or something, but I know that can't be correct). In the old days, the Church was the only source of charity for widows, orphans, the sick and the disabled. Today the government funded welfare state takes care of all of that or at least purports to and, frankly, the Catholic Church has been a pretty big supporter of the government taking that job. It does not surprise me in the least that some people might slack off on helping the poor when everyone has been taught to believe that such is the duty of the government and all you have to do is vote for social justice and pay your taxes. And that's all I'm going to say on the matter. If it seems some Christians focus too much on abortion and gay marriage rather than helping the poor, I would suggest it is because it often seems the whole world is trying to say abortion and gay marriage are okay. No one is saying helping the poor is bad. That's all.