Subject: Let's talk about the
Kennedys and the Church
Why don't the Kennedys just stop attending mass,
donating money and join a different church?
My guess is the Kennedys do have some faith, but
they want the freedom to reject tenets that aren't
a good fit, like that bullshit "One wife
per lifetime" rule. And they like to party - but then - so did Jesus.
Plus, in Boston, being Catholic helps on election
As a liberal protestant, I just don't get how
liberal catholics keep supporting a church that is at odds with their beliefs.
This is the USA-no one makes you remain catholic
after you reach the age of majority.
The Episcopalians will welcome them with open
I have to ask: Why does anyone "need" a religion?
Is it like military service where people need
more structure in their lives?
Do some people "need" to be told what to do every
minute of the day?
Liberal protestants allow their pastors to be
real human beings who get married and even have sexual desires at times.
Most of our churches/denominations even allow
openly gay ministers of either gender to be ordained (except the Methodists
and Lutherans, who are still fighting it out).
We don't dictate our members' sex lives or contraception choices.
Most of all,
we don't hate those who disagree with us, nor
do we try to tell them that we are the true christians while they are heretics.
Wouldn't you rather sleep in on Sundays?
What's the point of going to church and paying to hear a pep talk?
I don't think we should yank the catholic church's
tax exempt status, because anyone who is a member is free to go
elsewhere for communion.
The Catholics want to play politics AND claim
In other words, they are lying and they should
be punished for that.
Oh, and the Pope is a right-wing radical (not
to mention Hitler Youth).
Despite the many faults of the catholic church,
there are millions of individual catholics and hundreds of catholic-funded
charities that do great things for the poor,
for orphaned children and for hungry people every day in this country.
Is that still true?
At a time when they're closing churches by the
hundreds, can they still afford to help the poor?
And what about in DC where they said they'd no longer feed the hungry unless
to discriminate against gay couples? Are
they a charity or a shakedown racket?
Truth is they have a political agenda that runs
parallel to the GOP.
That should cost them their tax-exempt
status but they're lucky that the Dems have no balls.
Those activities should always be appreciated,
regardless of the activities of some of the leadership in the church at
I don't think any church's tax-exempt status
should be revoked unless there is a clear-cut pattern of violating the
Westboro Baptist is a good example of a church
like that, and the former People's Temple is a good example from the left.
The Catholic Church is playing Bart Simpson here.
"I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it - you
can't prove a thing."
They're cheating, they know they're cheating, but proving they're guilty
Wouldn't it be nice if the Catholic Church operated on a higher ethical
plane than Bart Simpson?
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