Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Catholic Response to Idiotic Rhetoric


by M. J. Joachim

Well, I did it! I promised myself I wouldn’t, but I finally took the plunge and commented on one of those liberal Facebook posts regarding the upcoming election. Being Catholic lends itself to expressing opinions rather easily. However, I was determined not to engage…

Too much…

But there it was…

A picture of Alec Baldwin, and his tweeted message, “If Obama was white, he’d be up 17 points.”

Do these guys get bonus checks for being stupid or something?!

Do they get bonus checks for acting like the American people are stupid?

I simply couldn’t help myself and commented, “If Obama had a real job, he’d be fired by now!”

RELIIOUS TOLERANCE DOES NOT REQUIRE DEVOUT PEOPLE OF FAITH TO BE OKAY WITH IDIOTIC RHETORIC!

There, I’ve said it! I’ve posted it BIG, BOLD and UNMISTAKABLY CLEAR…

We do not have to be okay with moronic discussion and people that have a natural aversion to common sense and human decency…

It’s okay to state our opinion and take the hit for doing so…

You know, sometimes I think one of the biggest problems with being Catholic is our ability to water down the faith, and build everyone else up without clarifying our differences, and declaring why we hold them dear.

I didn’t comment on Baldwin’s tweet because I’m Catholic though.

No, I commented because I’m an American!

It’s the 11th anniversary of 9/11…

And I felt completely insulted!

Of course, I do think being Catholic may have had something to do with it though…

I mean, as a rule, Catholics are not supposed to be racist!

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