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Thread #149850   Message #3489962
Posted By: Stringsinger
13-Mar-13 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Although I am not religious, I do see that the ideology of certain theological precepts
run counter to what the hierarchy of that theology profess. For example, I am a devoted American and subscribe to the Constitution, generally, which like all documents has its flaws. However, I don't approve of where the elected representatives of this country are taking us; away from American values of democracy and under the guise of "freedom",
distorting these values.

This is analogous to those who in certain theologies subscribe to their ideals without going along with the hierarchical program. I see this in Jewish, Christian, Catholic and Islamic people. It's true of many countries of the world when the people don't agree with their erstwhile leaders.

Bottom line: Talk is cheap. Action is what counts. For example, I admire the Catholic Worker for its social action with Dorothy Day and Ammon Hennesey. I admire the "boycott, divestment and sanction" movement of Israel which is supported by many Jews. I admire "liberation theology" and understand its role in South and Central America.

I can see that you don't have to swallow the whole enchilada.

Personally, I hope a time will come when people don't need religion but can make a choice to believe as long as they don't enforce it on others or harm others in the process.
I hope for the bricks of the Wall of Separation of state and religion to remain in place despite the fundamentalist religions that are trying to tear it down.