29 November 2008

The Ten-Year Solution to War

We all know some Obama Catholics who would think that this is a splendid idea! In fact, given the published arguments of some Obama Catholics, I'm not sure how they would distinguish their opposition to outlawing abortion in favor of reducing the number of abortions with the solution these folks have come up with.

This solution fits all the moral criteria that any modernist utilitarian Catholic would worship:

1). It's done by consensus of the "womenfolk," so it must be wise.
2). It's done to "reduce the number of killings in the future."
3). It's death--someone elses death--as a quick and easy solution to a complex problem.
4). It's an evil done with the good intention of preventing future inconveniences.
5). It's done in the name of peace and justice.
6). It's done in good conscience, no doubt.
7). We should not judge out of respect for cultural differences (see comments on the article).
8). Something about poverty, women's health, condoms. . .
9). Besides George W. Bush is evil.
10). The Pope is out of touch with mainstream American Catholics, so it's OK to ignore him.

Truly, this is a frightening world we live in. . .

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Father,

    Please forgive me for saying this, but the term "Obama Catholic" is just as oxymoronic as the term "McCain Catholic". As we all know, God's Kingdom is not of this world. Indeed, we "the peepul" have done the same thing that the children of Israel did in 1st Samuel Chapter 8:

    http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/1samuel/1samuel8.htm

    That being said, yes, I did vote AGAINST Obama in November. I cannot, however, say that I was thrilled by whom I voted for. Nevertheless, being a red-neck all-male Yankee, I thought Sarah Palin a wonderful addition to the team and hope she runs in 2012. Does that make me a bad person? ;-)

    One last thing: I was in Target shopping yesterday and I saw a children's book entitled "Barack: Promise of Change, Child of Hope" with a messianic depiction of Obama with his hands raised on the cover.

    How much more like Adolph Hitler does this propaganda have to become?

    Regards,

    Paul Primavera

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  2. I wouldn't be surprised if the linked article was reporting pure fiction, the fantastical ravings of the disciples of Margaret Mead, whose dishonesty helped spawn a generation of "Degenerate Moderns..."

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  3. Mark, I pray you are right...that this is a fiction, I mean. However, my point concerning the compatibility of this "solution" with the logic of the "reduce but don't outlaw" Obama Catholic crowd stands regardless.

    Paul, I use the term as a shorthand way of saying "those Catholics who vocally supported Obama and did so with the argument that he will do a better job reducing the overall number of abortions with social programs than McCain would have done by continuing Bush's anti-abortion policies."

    Fr. Philip

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  4. Flambeaux10:11 AM

    I admit, I don't believe the story. It doesn't pass the "sniff" test.

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  5. Anonymous9:00 PM

    Thank you, Father!

    Yes, I did understand what you meant. I sometimes, however, need to remind myself NOT to identify myself as Republican (the party of which I am a member) or Libertarian (my political sentiment), but as a Catholic - a Christian devoted to Jesus Christ and His Church.

    When I stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ (as we all shall one day yet to come), do I want Him to remember me as a Republican, as a Libertarian, or as a Christian - a follower of Christ, a servant to others?

    In like manner, do the "Obama Catholics" want to be remembered as Democrats - people who elected another Pontius Pilate, a politician who said that determining when life begins is above his paygrade? (Very similar to the actual words of Pilate 2000 years ago: "Truth - what is Truth?")

    Indeed, Revelation 20:12 says:

    "I saw the dead, the great and the lowly, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. Then another scroll was opened, the book of life. The dead were judged according to their deeds, by what was written in the scrolls."

    What will those scrolls say about me - that I was a good Republican, a good Libertarian, or that I was a good Christian - a good follower of Christ?

    We all have to ask ourselves this question.

    Regards,

    Paul Primavera

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