Abstinence is a noble concept to strive for, but among mortal men it is by it's nature an impractibility. I can't by any stretch of the imagination consider anyone holy, who would deny those doing what is GOD-given in their 'human' nature and condemn them to their death by with-holding medical and scientific safety devices that can save lives. But that is just what the Pope proposes. And even his own people realizes the futility of such a stance. But still he seeks to dangle the 'church' over people's heads like Damocles sword, because what ELSE could he threatened them with. After all being a mere mortal he cannot take GOD away from someone who loves him, nor can he steal any man from the GOD who loves him in return.
Passive murder as I see it. To see someone kill another person and someone saw it happen but walking away without helping or going to find help and the person dies makes the witness just as guilty as the main murderer. And if our main purpose isn't to improve this life and help others the best we can then it makes Jesus's life and works a joke and that he lied and died. But I don't believe that was the message of his life. And the gift he left to us was humbleness...and few partake in the feast.
Of course we should strive always for perfection, but it was only reached once by one human and that was Christ. And yet he forgives us when we seek it. And that he can see into our hearts and makes lying to him impossible, it is called a 'grace' which makes possible the gift of humbleness. Not by works, but by faith that no man should boast....
These are a few of the things I wonder about.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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