Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chris Kluwe strikes again

Punter, writer, video-gamer, bassist, and advocate -- has an NFL punter ever been cool before (sorry Bobby Walden) and the most relatable punter since Ray Guy?

Tell me, Archbishop, Pope, what purpose does the Church serve attempting to influence the affairs of a secular state? The federal benefits under law currently denied gay couples certainly fall under the realm of Caesar, don’t they? No one is forcing the Catholic Church to marry gay couples if that is not the Church’s wish. You can keep the sanctity of Catholic marriage solely between heterosexual couples if you feel that is what’s required (again though, I caution you on the dangers of presumed infallibility). All we are asking is for you to extend the open hand of tolerance instead of the closed fist of fear and hate. As American citizens, we respect the right for everyone to practice whichever religion they so choose, including the right to not practice one at all. Haven’t we learned enough from the Crusades, the Inquisitions, the Talibans of the world? What does it benefit the Church to attempt to influence secular policy in this country, especially when that influence is to deny basic human rights to others? Will you now assume Caesar’s throne, grasping the transitory ephemera of worldly power and control, while forsaking the eternal kingdom of Heaven?

All I ask from you, Archbishop Nienstedt, and from you, Pope Benedict XVI, is to practice that most basic teaching found in the Bible – empathy. If you strike me, I shall turn the other cheek. If you ask me to walk with you for a mile, I will do so. If you ask me to respect your faith, your beliefs, then all I ask is that you do the same for everyone else. For is that not the most pertinent of Jesus’ teachings, and one that everyone, no matter their religion, can strive to achieve?

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”


jimmiraybob said...

The purpose is to extend the Church's authority, power, and earnings ability. The Church is what grew out of turning the "most basic teaching found in the Bible – empathy" into a corporation for one world thought. Extending and securing the influence is the corporate mission.

And by Church I'm referring to the higher rungs of the hierarchy such as the bishops, archbishops and the pope and their accountants and attorneys. By the time you get to street level you do get to the basic teachings of social justice - see Nuns On The Bus.

At least these days the Church, to the best of my knowledge, no longer colludes with secular government to torture and outright kill the church/state enemies known as heretics and infidels. There, I said something good about the Church. Fair and balanced.

Anonymous said...

I am a life-long Vikings fan, but I haven't owned a jersey since Dante Culpepper's first year with the team. I think I need to buy a Number 5. Wow, can that guy write!


Anonymous said...

Um, make that a Number 4 jersey. forgot that Kluwe changed his number last year.


pansypoo said...

you'd think pedophilia would be a bigger issue w/ the Catholics.

Anonymous said...

He just forgot to add, 'bitchez!'.