Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The extent of silence is the extent of culpability.

A short rant because my attention span is dipping towards the national average.

The U.S. government at work helping to insure poverty and misery

Sure, it is rescinded at the moment, but for how long. If another Republican is elected President, who will have his ear? To whom will he owe fealty? Religious Conservatives? Ya, think?

The Catholic Church doing what it does.

Note that the full-court-press on these issues is always where the population is poorest and has the least education.

My contention is that educated first-world Catholics can no longer simply decide not to follow the “rules” they don’t like and call it a day. The policies of the Catholic church encourage the blight of over-population and the resultant misery, poverty, and disease. It does not matter how many charities they also operate, as long as their policies help to ensure a constant state of poverty. It doesn’t matter how much the faithful pray that things will “work out” for their brethren in these third-world countries- as long as the officials of their church use out-dated mythology to insure the unfortunates stay that way.

Oh, and by the way, in my mind this applies equally to any other church or organization with similar policies. 
Sure- These two examples are scarcely the only bad actors on the scene. They are only the low hanging fruit.