Monday, August 25, 2008

Gag Me With A Spoon!


This is why I have never and will NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER...INFINITY...VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATS!!!! What a disgrace to Catholicism Nancy Pelosi is and what a disgrace to Christianity Obama is.  

You know what? I am not crazy about the war. However, the brave men and women fighting in Iraq chose to enlist in the military. I am far less crazy about abortion where, since 1973, we have legalized the killing of 43 MILLION Americans who were given NO CHOICE!

NO OBAMA, NO OBAMA, NO OBAMA!!! For the love of God and all that is Holy, NO NO NO to OBAMA!!!

STILL NOT CONVINCED? Read my Hunny's post and then READ THE FOLLOWING (while I am in the bathroom puking my guts out because of these heinous idiots):

ON THE SEPARATION OF SENSE AND STATE
A CLARIFICATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH
IN NORTHERN COLORADO

To Catholics of the Archdiocese of Denver:

Catholic public leaders inconvenienced by the abortion debate tend to take a hard line in talking about the "separation of Church and state." But their idea of separation often seems to work one way. In fact, some officials also seem comfortable in the role of theologian. And that warrants some interest, not as a "political" issue, but as a matter of accuracy and justice.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.

Interviewed on Meet the Press August 24, Speaker Pelosi was asked when human life begins. She said the following:

"I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time.And what I know is over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. . . St. Augustine said at three months. We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose."

Since Speaker Pelosi has, in her words, studied the issue "for a long time," she must know very well one of the premier works on the subject, Jesuit John Connery's Abortion: The Development of the Roman Catholic Perspective (Loyola, 1977). Here's how Connery concludes his study:

"The Christian tradition from the earliest days reveals a firm antiabortion attitude . . . The condemnation of abortion did not depend on and was not limited in any way by theories regarding the time of fetal animation. Even during the many centuries when Church penal and penitential practice was based on the theory of delayed animation, the condemnation of abortion was never affected by it. Whatever one would want to hold about the time of animation, or when the fetus became a human being in the strict sense of the term, abortion from the time of conception was considered wrong, and the time of animation was never looked on as a moral dividing line between permissible and impermissible abortion."


Or to put it in the blunter words of the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

"Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has
bestowed on this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder."

Ardent, practicing Catholics will quickly learn from the historical record that from apostolic times,
the Christian tradition overwhelmingly held that abortion was grievously evil. In the absence of modern medical knowledge, some of the Early Fathers held that abortion was homicide; others that it was tantamount to homicide; and various scholars theorized about when and how the unborn child might be animated or "ensouled." But none diminished the unique evil of abortion as an attack on life itself, and the early Church closely associated abortion with infanticide. In short, from the beginning, the believing Christian community held that abortion was always, gravely wrong.

Of course, we now know with biological certainty exactly when human life begins. Thus, today's religious alibis for abortion and a so-called "right to choose" are nothing more than that - alibis that break radically with historic Christian and Catholic belief.

Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life. It is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it. Catholics who make excuses for it - whether they're famous or not - fool only themselves and abuse the fidelity of those Catholics who do sincerely seek to follow the Gospel and live their Catholic faith.

The duty of the Church and other religious communities is moral witness. The duty of the state and its officials is to serve the common good, which is always rooted in moral truth. A proper understanding of the "separation of Church and state" does not imply a separation of faith from political life. But of course, it's always important to know what our faith actually teaches.

Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Denver

James D. Conley

Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

 

4 comments:

Robert said...

HEY....

That was my post...I wrote it first and you stole it.

Now link people to my first and better written diatribe.

Immediately.

Harumph

Rachel said...

I stole the frickin Pelosi video not your blog post.
You doofus! Oh, but Hunny, you know what you do to me when you get all political and start going after the Democrats...meet me upstairs later???? ;-)

Rhett said...

A clarification on the "enlistment" of men and women. I believe that they enlist to protect our way of life and the principals for which our country stands. I don't believe that they enlisted (risk their lives) to be used at the whim of government for oil. There is also the theory of "paper speculation." My position has traditionally been that I abhor abortion, but I understand the death penalty from the standpoint that the person on death row has chosen to throw their life away. If we could truly keep murderers out of society without parole, then I see the death penalty as obsolete. If someone is demented enough to take the life of another person, then I have a hard time believing that that certain someone is savvy enough to understand the consequences of his/her actions. WWJD.

Rachel said...

This war is ALOT bigger than oil. For God's sake, we could have bought all the oil in Iraq for what it's cost to fight this war. So there is a bigger reason to fight it. Would you have stood by when Hitler was killing the Jews back in the 30's-40's? Liberating a nation like Iraq is HUGE. Do you REALLY think we are not threatened as a nation by Islamofacism?? Stunning. I figured Kath wouldn't perceive that threat, she truly thinks the best of everyone, but you? C'mon.

Plus, if it were just for the sake of oil what are all the Liberals gonna do when they can't drive their cars? Freak out, that's what! I love the way people scream about the war being for something as simplistic as oil. That's laughable. American's can be such dunderheads, especially those on the left, which I thought you weren't. This nation would come to a frickin' screaming halt without oil. Again though, see my point above about the fact that we could have bought it all by now.

As far as most murderers being too demented to understand the consequences of killing someone, you have got to be joking. I wish there were life without parole for killers. I prefer them to pay for their crime, not luck out and die. Dying is too easy. However, to think that murderers don't understand their actions is naive...at best. I happen to know, in person, a wonderful woman and her Deacon husband (of 10 kids) who have a son serving a life without parole for taking the life of a fellow college student some 10 years ago. He knew what he did. It broke the heart of his parents that a child of theirs could do something so cold hearted. Apparently, he's changed alot for the better, but he will be in jail until he dies.

WWJD? Hmmm, I am not Him, but I think that he would opt for the innocents. As we know, none of us are innocent, we are all sinners, even the good folks who fight on our behalf for any reason and anywhere, but the Unborn are the truly innocent.

If Obama wins, he will appoint the next Supreme Court judges. That means, in no uncertain terms, NO HOPE for any rights for the unborn. Obama also believes that the government is the answer to everything. He has the single most liberal voting record of any Senator. He even went against the Bill to help save babies born alive due to botched abortions. So, not only does he think we should kill those evil little suckers while they are in their mamas, but if they happen to get out with a heartbeat...stick a fork in 'em.

For the most part the Democratic party has become the party antithetical to the Culture of LIfe. To be honest, many of them loathe the idea of a military at all, and they tend to be the one's who demonstrate not only against the government but also against the troops themselves.