You know, there are a lot of people who think this a mite ironic coming from a die-hard Catholic, but I’m getting really, REALLY tired of people telling me what to think. Never mind the issue of the day, it strikes me as a bit…
I recognize the fact that the Catholic Church and Modern Society in General (MSIG) disagree on some pretty essential issues. I recognize the fact that we may never agree. I recognize the fact that MSIG is willing to fight to the death so that their supporters will win what they see as the Ultimate Day.
I do not, however, recognize MSIG’s right to tell me, no matter the controversial issue of the day, that I must throw over the very core of my belief system and risk my immortal soul in the interests of their interpretation of social justice and political freedom. If they want to risk theirs, that’s their prerogative. Their literal, God-given prerogative, and if it comes to pass, as it seems it has (at least in the above instance) that their interpretations become law, I will tolerate, if not respect that law on principle, because, as St. Thomas More (he was a Third Order Franciscan; did you know that?) said, it is the law…. At least till I, and as I work to, overthrow it. No man, no woman and no mortal law, however, is ever going to tell me that I have no choice but to think as they do.
That’s my right, you see. My constitutionally protected right – and yes, since we’re employing the politically correct language of the day…
My human right.
And while Modern Society in General might be willing to fight to the death, let’s get this one thing straight, MSIG.
I, and the rest of the Catholic Church don’t care about death. We care about life. Eternal life, and the stakes there are a lot higher than your latest numbers in the latest polls, or the results of your next election.
And frankly, and in the meantime, we don’t care if you think our views acceptable or not – at least not on your politically correct and morally homogenized level. We never have, and we never will.
All we care about are your souls, and our own, and what comes after the Last, Greatest Battle.
And while we love you, MSIG – and while we recognize that we will all be casualties there… We will not permit you to make of us traitors as well.
In God’s Almighty Name,