Saturday, November 22, 2008

Defenders of the Faith

I took no small amount of heat from certain quarters last weekend when, in the course of a post in this space about apocalyptic and end-of-days theology and a Biblical passage from I Thessalonians, I referred to Barack Obama's election as being "the greatest singular evil that has ever befallen this country." The whole of the post was not even about Obama, but that didn't stop the vultures from circling the wagons.

As it turns out, I may not be alone in that opinion:

The decline in respect for human life has had “catastrophic effects” on the unity and integrity of the United States, which are evidenced by the presidential election, says a Vatican official.

Baltimore-native Cardinal James Stafford, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, affirmed this in a lecture last Thursday at the Catholic University of America.

“Because man is a sacred element of secular life,” the cardinal said, “[…] a person’s life cannot ultimately be controlled by government.”

"On Nov. 4, 2008, America suffered a cultural earthquake,” continued the cardinal. He pointed out that president-elect Barack Obama campaigned on an “extremist anti-life platform,” and described his agenda as “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic.”

Now Catholics will experience the Agony of the Garden through the next few years of Obama’s presidency, the cardinal said, and will have to endure the “hot, angry tears of betrayal.” He invited people to live this time “with Jesus, sick because of love.”

Since it has been determined by certain of the anointed of the press that my words on Sunday last constituted "crap like this," and that it is "sad" that such writing has to come out of the East Tennessee blogosphere, and since we know that both the press and liberals have no double standards, can we expect to see denunciation of the See of Peter as racist for consenting to the denunciation of Barack Obama in terms that made those that I used last weekend look like a taping of Charlie Rose? Calling me racist is one thing, but Princes of the Church?

They would be wrong, of course, but might as well make it universal. After all, everyone who denounces Obama in the course of his term of office will be deemed a racist. Welcome to 1984, 24 years late.

I await the burning of the Holy Father in effigy by the disciples of the Lord Barack.

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At Sunday, November 23, 2008 3:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The irony is incredible. It's a shame that you can't see through the haze of idolatry and consequential hypocrisy that you place yourself in time and time again with this sort of talk. Cardinal James Stafford's farts stink just like everyone elses. All Christians believe men are men and all are imperfect by nature with Christ being the only exception. Bestowing anything more on the "Princes of the Church" is as ludicrous as referring to the President-Elect as "Lord Barack". If you need a refresher on this, read up on a little thing called the Inquisition.


At Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said something incredibily stupid. Own up to it. Trying to infer support for that blurb of stupidity is only making you look small.
By the way, quoting Catholic authorites carries no wieght with me and other non-Catholics. So stop with all the "Prince of the Church" stuff. It's worthless. Make your arguement based on facts, logic and reason. Quoting Catholic authorites is something that often causes me to laugh. Which, I suspect, did the same for Martin Luther, John Calvin and others.


At Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:57:00 PM, Blogger MRMacrum said...

Apparently you have not read "1984" or it has been so long since you have, you have forgotten what it is about.

At Monday, November 24, 2008 2:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conservatives finally admit it, religion is killing the GOP and Oatney is a prime example why. Nutcase.


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