Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Catholics I don't hate
I saw this article on the CatholicVote site titled “People I don’t hate.” The writer may not hate these people, but its obvious he feels that he’s morally better than them. His article inspired me to write my own thoughts about Catholics. I don’t hate Catholics, but there are some Catholics that I’m not too fond of. Okay, there are some that I hate. I admit it. I’m weak. I can’t help it. I hate Catholic priests who sexually abuse the children of their congregation. I hate that the church protected these priests for decades. When a priest says that he didn’t realize that sex with children was illegal, I hate that motherfucker and hope he dies a painful death. I hate that when a Catholic person marries someone of a different faith, the church won’t allow the married couple to be buried next to each other. For a group that claims to honor marriage so highly, the difference in religion should be overlooked. I don’t hate the Catholics who define marriage as between one man and one woman or that the only purpose for marriage is for procreation. If they want to view themselves as Catholic breeding stock, that’s their business. Personally, I think it demeans the love and devotion between two people aspect of marriage by reducing it to whether the wife has a working uterus and the husband has a sufficient sperm count. As long as you get the pure bred Catholics out of it then they see themselves as doing God’s work. However, I do hate Catholics who claim to love Gays and childless by choice couples who wish to marry, but then proceed to smugly insult the fuck out of them for not following God’s plan according to their beliefs. They may really they love those people, but the sure as hell don’t respect them. Their beliefs define them, but respect that people have other beliefs. Catholics don’t share my beliefs, but I don’t hate them for that. But I respect their beliefs and I hate that they don’t respect mine.