My theology textbook’s logic: “We call Christ’s saving work a mystery because we can never fully and entirely understand how the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual suffering of Jesus could possibly lead to the Redemption of humanity-but it does.”
Basically- it can’t explain it’s own beliefs because they make no sense, so therefore they use the excuse ‘because God that’s why’.
No… That’s not what that means.
It means that as sinful human beings, we lack the ability to understand some things because we aren’t perfect.
Christ’s saving work is ACTUALLY a mystery. Because this faith doesn’t claim to understand everything. Just like I can’t exactly describe how gravity works, but I know it does.
I know you don’t believe in God, and I don’t want to push my religion down your throat, but MAN are you missing out.
I’m a Catholic. I believe in God but then I also believe in Karma. I eat pork and all kinds of meat except for dogs and goats. I believe in reincarnation but not in life after death. I pray and I thank God. We have saints sculptures all over our house and also crucifixes. I pray the rosary and I go to church if time allows me. I believe in fate and destiny. I read the book of Confucius and would love to read the Koran, if given a chance. I believe that God loves each and every one of us. He won’t let us suffer and challenges are given to us for us to be strong and tough as we travel in the journey of life.
wait. wait. wait.
You call yourself Catholic, but don’t believe in life after death?
That’s kind of part-and-parcel of Catholicism…
LOOK WHO JUST CAME BY IN MY SUPER JEWISH TOWN
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST JEWISH TOWNS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND WE GOT DOOMSDAY PREACHERS AT OUR DOOR
Okay, let’s look through this magazine (which my mom wanted to throw away because THIS CAN’T BE IN OUR HOUSE LOL).
Is that a robot… an Aztec stereotype… aliens… and people jumping for joy?
I… I…. can’t word.
NO ONE KNOWS. WE’LL SEE ON DOOMSDAY.
The inside tries to be feminist, but still belittles women as something to be defended UGH.
OH BUT I FOUND MY NEW OTP
JESUS AND LEPROSY SURVIVOR OTP THEIR HOMOSEXUALITY CAN BE SEEN FROM OUTER SPACE
But oh god, “Medical Alternatives to BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS”? OH NO PLEASE STOP.
Magazine: “If dating is like flying a kite, marriage is like piloting a plane.”
Brother: “YEAH, BECAUSE THEY CRASH MUCH MORE DISASTROUSLY.”
Though I do kind of like this part, because it talks well about abusive relationships, I guess. There’s also a history lesson about Middle Eastern medicine.
Still. asdlkkfj;lasdkfjaf I’M DYINNNGGGGGG
i love your face. xD
“And since the politics of Cardinal Dolan and the Catholic Church are often in stark contrast with the Democrat Party, it is difficult for the Obama Administration to extend an olive branch to the Cardinal, who has been so outspoken against the administration”. The politics of Dolan and the Church?
The Church and Cardinal Dolan do not have politics, they speak on behalf of the teachings of Christ. What is wrong with politics, society and the media today is that if you profess a staunch opinion, a rigid belief in individual things that are unwavering, you are somehow seen as close-minded. You are not lauded for being fluid in your perceptions. And do you know what is an especial travesty? The clear notion that the media, rhetoricians, politicians and society at large think what ultimately matters to us, the Catholic Church, is the politics. If you think that this 2,000 year old theology and the Word of the Master of the Universe must act at the discretion of our political overlords, you have either purposefully lied or are in a suspended state of mental calamity.
Because while we now live in a kingdom governed by men, we will not forever.
also, might I add, politicians are often criticized for flip-flopping.
SO WHAT DO THEY WANT? Consistency or fluidity because you can’t have both.
Sister Joan Chittister, Catholic Nun (via timehasflewn)
holy shit i love this quote
I vote we stop using the term “pro-life” and change to “pro-birth”, and every time someone asks “What does that mean?”, you can explain this and the other racialized, classist, misogynist, body policing, rape culture reinforcing bullshit behind “pro-life” dogma.
and then people who are ACTUALLY pro-life and believe in helping ALL the people and saving ALL the lives can be pro life.
lol this is actually funny because I’m a Catholic woman dating a man who is an atheist and therefore can probably shed some light into this reasoning.
It isn’t that Catholics think atheists are some awful people with no morals or anything else, it’s that it’s easier to build a life with someone who has some kind of faith in common with you. We have more in common with people of every other faith but ours than we do with atheists.
But hey, you should still be open-minded. We never know where God will lead us :)
Know thy enemy…
it’s no secret that Hitler called himself a Christian. It’s also no secret that he THOUGHT he was doing the right thing.
But he WAS NOT a Christian, because he embraced the occult, and he was NOT doing the right thing because he was murdering people made by God. ALL people are made by God and therefore as Christians, we are supposed to love ALL the people. Hitler was wrong, very very wrong.
People need to stop playing the Hitler card because they don’t like somebody.