Sunday, June 26, 2011

Matthew 18:20

So The Usual Suspects are threatening to ban legislators who voted for NY's gay marriage law from Catholic church and parochial school events. No doubt the usual shrieks to withhold communion are imminent.

To the legislators I say, "You don't need them". Remember your Matthew 18:20:
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
And these guys wonder why Catholics are abandoning the church in droves.


Dave Bellard said...

Posts like this are why this is my absolute favorite blog.

Andrew said...

There is life after Rome. For me, the question became, "Do I want to remain Catholic?" as opposed to "Do I wish to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?" I would never say that one could not be both, but I was finding it increasingly difficult to make excuses for remaining Catholic.

Nora said...

It's all about the power, isn't it? Funny, I don't remember Jesus anywhere in the Gospels telling someone that because that person disagreed with Him on any issue, that person couldn't follow Him. Quite the contrary; I seem to remember Jesus getting in trouble with the religious authorities because He was hanging around with the riff raff and low lifes.

So glad I'm not a Catholic anymore.

Anonymous said...

A lot of us stay hoping for some fresh air, another rotund John Paul, another Vatican whatever the number was. Instead, we get the fascist iron gripe of more latin in masses, more abort politics, more politics in the church diktats...
I just go to see other old folks like me hangin on.

pansypoo said...

religion is a curse.