Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oh well, if it's only an "organization" . . .

I am frequently amazed at how often "lifelong" adherents of {insert denomination/religion here} utterly fail to understand their supposedly lifelong "faith". Whether one is a Baptist, A Roman Catholic or worships at the Fellowship of the One-eyed One-horned Flying Purple People-Eaters, it is a source of semi-constant amazement at how often one can successfully navigate through such a body without learning one true thing about the faith one supposedly holds.

In this case, Anne Hathaway and her family have left the Roman Catholic Church in a snit over the Church's view of homosexuality subsequent to her brother's coming out as gay. Diogenes is right to note that, "the Church's view of brother Thomas changed not a whit when he announced that he is homosexual". In the eyes of the Catholic church, as well as in the teaching of any orthodox Protestant denomination, Miss Hathaway's brother is no more and no less than any of us. He is simply a sinner in need of redemption as am I. And as are you, dear reader.

As Diogenes also correctly notes, it is not the Christian faith's view of her brother that is limited. True, repentant faith of the redeemed in Christ is liberating and freeing. It is the Hathaway family that has a limited view - consigning their brother, their son, to a life of bondage to sin.

It is no surprise, then, that they had joined TEC.

ht: Michael Liccione


Mike L said...

TEC will survive only as a way station for disaffected Catholics.

Kamilla said...

Not much of an existence, is it?

By the way, I like your blog. I am going to add it to my bloglines.


John said...

Just how much do you know about one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eaters? 8^)