|There's nothing like wafers and wine on a Sunday morning!|
1. Abortion: I'm pro-choice, and apparently as a Catholic I'm supposed to be pro-life, whatever that means anymore. I guess the Church thinks that abortion is wrong in all cases, even rape, incest, and danger to the mother's life. Well, the church neatly sidesteps the mother's life issue, by saying that aborting the baby to save her life is simply a "life saving operation," rather than an abortion. Please.
2. Birth Control: Personally, I think it's the best thing ever made. I mean c'mon. Fucking with zero consequences? That's pretty amazing in my book. For couples with a lot of steamy passion in their marriage, but small pocketbooks, birth control is a blessing. It means they can be intimate without having to worry about creating more little mouths to feed that they can't afford.
3. Gay Marriage: Why not? Doesn't it seem a little retarded and hypocritical to tell people that they are free to live their lives however they choose, but in the same breath say that if they're gay they can't be married? "Well we can't change the definition of marriage, Jack!" Why not? The definition of "Republican" has changed over the last 150 years. Dude on dude action is not my cup of tea, but then again neither is BDSM. How is it my place to tell someone that he's not allowed to be in a legally recognized relationship with a man he truly loves?
So considering I disagree with the church on some pretty serious issues (all of which could bar me from partaking in the Eucharist, the last making me eligible for excommunication) why the hell am I still Catholic? In a way I don't really know, but it has a lot to do with tradition and the fact that I am totally down with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
The Church might still be stuck in the Middle Ages in a lot of ways, but anyone who has studied the history of the church would know just how much it has changed over the years, and its precisely because the religion allows for change. Unlike some religions, that have set dogmas that will never change, Catholicism supports thinkers in developing new ideas and exploring the old ones in greater depth.
|And of course we've got sexy Catholic school|
girls. I mean, who doesn't love that?