8th March 2011

“A newly critical laity questions policy but receives no answers. Why can’t women be leaders in the Church? Why do priests have to be celibate? What is wrong with contraception? Why alienate remarried divorcees? Why this salacious preoccupation with sexual mores? Why are scientific advances always suspected of being bad? Why can’t we recognise the reality of homosexual orientation – and the social consequences of that recognition? Have we learnt nothing from the Galileo case?”

Eric Hodgens

8 Responses to “8th March 2011”

  1. Atheist MC Says:

    No they haven’t! The Catholic church knows full well that if they move from positions and dogma that might have seemed “reasonable” a millenium ago they leave themselves open to complete schism. It’s about self preservation, not about truth or morality, but the perpetuation of the gravy train.

  2. trolling tech Says:

    Where has this guy been living , UNDER A ROCK?Many churches have women leaders.Except for the part of priests be celibate. I don’t see the above quote as being true.

  3. Atheist MC Says:

    Really tech? The quote is definitely Catholic oriented and I don’t see too many female Catholic priests, do you?

  4. paulob Says:

    Why some people really believes that if they criticize anything go directly to hell. a lot of people anyway.

  5. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    I think the schisms, and moderations of some religions might be a form of evolution of the scam to adapt to changing competitive cultural environment. Organized churches have repeatedly resisted change until they could no longer do so without loosing great numbers of followers and then rushed to the front of the parade of culture claiming that they have always been there and suggesting that past ideas they held were those of imperfect believers who didn’t follow the true creed.

  6. Atheist MC Says:

    Absolutely! Protestantism is almost pathologically schismatic and I suspect partly for the reasons you state. It also provides a home for almost any flavour of theist from wingnuttery to moderates. However Catholicism has never indulged in these games and has kept its core dogma intact pretty much from the beginning.

  7. kaptain Says:

    Tech, everything in that quote is accurate and you know it, get your head out of your ass. ……just sayin’…….

  8. Jezebel Says:

    The Catholic Church will never address these crucial issues while fundamentalist groups like Opus Dei and right-winged popes and bishops call the shots. Strangely enough though, women and homosexuals are actually responsible for the day-to-day running of the church anyway. Take them out of the equation and the whole thing would fall like a pack of cards. Come the day…….