Thursday, October 09, 2008

More Intellectual knots

Looks like I'm not the only one witnessing the intellectual back flips used to deny the affects Abortion. (4,000 abortions a day)

Catholidoxy post his encounter's...

Evangelicals: Sucking Up to Bandwagons Day by Day

Had to endure a chat the other day in which an evangelical went on and on about all the issues confronting us and how we must get out into the world and confront all these issues:

Economic mess -- check.

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- check.

Global warming -- darnwell better check. (Of course, we were told that even though we're not sure of the cause, we are sure it's happening, and ergo we have to take it seriously and confront it. Uh...if we're not sure of the cause, how might we confront it?)

Poverty -- check.AIDS -- check.Racism -- check.

Abortion, euthanasia, ESCR, etc -- [sound of birds chirping in the silence]

Breakdown of the family and demographic collapse -- [sound of birds chirping in the silence]

It was so interesting -- and infuriating -- that the latter two found no mention. It's not that the other things aren't worth thinking about. But you would think that 4,000 abortions a day might move the Christian conscience. You might think that supposedly thoughtful people might draw the connection between the breakdown of the family and social pathology. *Chirp chirp*

Later the speaker did some seriously sharp complaining about people who think that human sexual love is a reflection of divine love. Isn't that Augustine 101? I also know that this person gets really pissed at those who think contraception might be a bad idea...*sigh*

It was all I could do not to blow a gasket, stand up, walk out, cause a scene. I mean, I can deal with idiocy in the world. You expect it. But in the church? You would hope leaders in the church -- or, better, various ecclesial bodies -- would have their heads screwed on straight.

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