Catholicism has always been hugely confusing for me. Apparently you’re not supposed to worship false idols, but it’s okay to embrace edicts from an organization that claims they’ve got the red phone to (G)od. There’s all that incredible iconography and breathtaking contributions to art. There’s the ceremony, all that baroque splendor. And the heirarchy. And the costumes. I guess it would be easy to be attracted to the opulence of Cathlolicism, but the politics of it are totally beyond me.
Plenty of perfectly fine people are Catholics, but I can not help wonder how they can continue to particpate in a church that speaks out against birth control, divorce, homosexuality, and now, of all things, feminism.
This doesn’t appear to be the work of the usual radical crazy clergy and it has the endorsement of the Pope. I’m not a religious person and I would never try to coax anyone away from their faith – no more than I would try to convince anyone to adopt mine, but honestly, I don’t get it. Is there a Catholic rebellion going on some where that I don’t know about? I would like to hear about it. Can anyone explain this?
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