Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obama In Belfast: Catholic Schools Divide...

Well, President Obama certainitly is getting more blantant in expressing his negative views of religion, specifically the Catholic Church.

In a speech with Michele in a speech in Belfast to Youth of Northern Ireland Obama sighted the differences that divided the people of Ireland and blamed that division on Catholics and Protestants, theirs schools and in my opinion, organized religion.

Because issues like segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity -- symbols of history that are a source of pride for some and pain for others -- these are not tangential to peace; they’re essential to it. If towns remain divided -- if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs -- if we can’t see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation.(COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT)

Article: Obama's Speech in Belfast to Youth of Northern Ireland.    

Fr Z weighs in: Pres. Obama sticks his nose into Catholic education in IRELAND    
While the clash of Catholics and Protestants is a known fact it is not the religion that is the dividing factor.It is those that use their faith incorrectly as a basis of that divide. 

The true teachings of Christianity call for us to love our neighbor and to treat other as we would be treated. I would also argue that it was this teaching that has contribued to the establishment of peace in this country. The true practice of this tenant of love taught in Christianity, that has brought the two sides together.

President Obama doesn't understand this and points to the religion itself as it's cause completely over looking the political contributions of England's hand in forcing control of that country.under British role

President Obama's comments abroad I believe truly express his sentaments of the Catholic Church. The Church's challenge to this admistrations policies concerning Health Care, Abortion, Gay rights has caused this strife and while his comments to the youth in Belfast wouldn't be tolerated in the States they non the less express his true attitued toward the Catholic faith.

The President plays both sides of the coin, saying one thing to the Church's hierarchy here in the States while all together trying to undermind their authority.

I believe Catholics need to understand this administrations intentions, namely to substitute the Catholic Church's authority with reliance on the government. The choice is to have the government provide it's handouts to solitify loyalty and keeping control and power.

That to me was the message to the youth of Belfast. Don't rely on your church or follow your church. The church will only divide. The government unites and provides peace and true freedom. The church takes takes these away.

Catholics hold true to the only Truth, the Catholic Church. and it's teachings. The Bride of Christ 

Don't be fooled by speeches and fancy words. 


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