Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Blessed Are the Intolerant Nitwits

The usual gang of idiots at The Lair of the Catholic Cavement apparently have a beef with surfers or people who like going to the beach. In a screed against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, they complain about the diocese's effort to reach out to non-traditional religious communities among the surfer crowd, whom the blogger denounces as pagans and heretics.

This hostility from ultra-orthodox Catholics is apparently somewhat common. Another Catholic blog denounces the diocese for permitting Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, apparently taking issue with her positions on abortion and Obama's health care plan.

My Gut Reaction: This stupidity is what made me leave the Roman Catholic Church.

Analysis: I am no fan of the Catholic Church, but I feel that if members of the Church are willing to reach out to people with other religious and political viewpoints, that should be encouraged. More ecumenism, even from a church I stongly disagree with, is always to be encouraged.

2 comments:

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Awwwww... now that was just mean. No hugs from across the pond?

Tell ya what, Sparky. You just keep your punk ass over there, warm and safe. Low brow Neanderthals like me will just keep keep grabbing that weapon and ensuring that effeminate, effete, pompous jackasses like you don't get your head carved off for having the bad manners not to be a moslem.

No need to thank me. 98% of the world is sheep, 2% are wolves, 2% are sheepdogs. I like being the sheepdog.

You, obviously, enjoy being the sheep.

The Expatriate said...

What the hell does that have to do with anything?

I love it how military types try to hide behind their uniforms when someone points out how retarded their ideas are.