I Don't Get It
I don't understand. It's not about a belief in a higher power or not; what I don't get is how any church created by men could hold such sway when it lives in a constant state of internal inconsistency. The story that got me there this week was the nun who was excommunicated for allowing an abortion when it was the only hope for saving the mother's life. If it hadn't happened, both mother and unborn child would have died with an almost 100% certainty, but somehow, that's better than allowing an abortion in a Catholic hospital. Not only better, but so much better, it's worth ending a career and throwing someone out of the church just for making that call. Yet no one has been excommunicated for raping children, even though that's happened. This offense - saving a woman's life - was more offensive to "God" and the church than raping a child. I just can't make it make sense. Why is anyone still Catholic? And also, if that's what your "God" really wants to happen, then your "God" is an asshole who doesn't deserve my worship.