Jew Bashes Catholic Leaders for Piety

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Enzyte Bob

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Feb 26, 2013
 
Non Sequitur of the Month

Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times thinks the Catholic Church "is too much controlled" by people of "rigid piety" who take "untenable positions." But Steinberg himself seems incapable of basic logic. His complaint, of course, is that Catholic organizations are challenging the Obama administration's mandate that they violate the church's teachings by supplying artificial birth control, including abortifacients and sterilization procedures, as part of their employees' medical insurance coverage.

He ties this in with Nicolaus Copernicus, the Polish astronomer and author of "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium" ("On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres"), published posthumously in 1543. In that book, Copernicus proposed the theory of heliocentrism--that the Earth revolves around the sun. At the time the church, following the lead of thinkers going back to Aristotle, taught that the sun revolves around the Earth.

"Copernicus was a priest," Steinberg writes. "That part gets overlooked":

Not only was Copernicus a priest (or close to a priest; it is unclear whether he was ordained), but his uncle was Bishop of Frauenburg, who clouted [sic] Copernicus into a well-paid job at the cathedral, one that gave him an income to study in Italy, build his astronomy tower and buy his instruments.

Which means the Catholic church once subsidized conduct that not only conflicted with its religious principles, but kicked at the very foundations of the faith.

Since the Catholic Church "subsidized" Copernicus and he undermined its teachings, Steinberg argues, it has no basis to object to the government's forcing Catholics to violate their conscience today. Seriously, that's his argument.

He ignores at least three important differences in the two cases: The payments to Copernicus were voluntary; the support for work that undermined church teachings was unwitting; and the basis for today's challenge, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, was not even a gleam in James Madison's eye in the 16th century and wouldn't apply in Europe even if it existed at the time.

Steinberg also has difficulty with basic epistemology, concluding his column as follows:

There is a bedrock of fact underlying these debates: The earth really is 5 billion years old. It does revolve around the sun. Animals evolve. Gays form relationships that are not inferior to straight bonds. Women control their own bodies. You can set the full power of your faith against those facts, but the facts will remain unchanged.

Of Steinberg's five assertions, the first three actually are hypotheses with strong factual support. The last two are not. The fourth combines a trivial truth ("gays form relationships") with a value judgment (that those relationships are "not inferior").

The fifth could be taken as a factual statement, in which case it is too vague to be characterized as either true or false. In reality, women control their bodies in some respects but not in others. The same is true of men, but Steinberg obviously singles out women to signal his approval of female birth control and abortion. He's entitled to his opinions, but he's not entitled to pretend that they are facts.
Enzyte Bob

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Frank

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Feb 27, 2013
 
The kings of Diversity are no kings of peace, that's for sure.

http://www.israelsituation.com/embracing-isra...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Israel

http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_inv...

Mass media pundits have consistently obscured the fact that virtually all child molestations by RCC male priests were homosexual sodomy on male children. Instead of blaming homosexuals in robes of authority, the media pundits blamed the sodomy of male children on religion and straight people, I kid you not. Remarkably, many Diversity (victim cult) people swallowed the pundit line of BS because they are predisposed to less than rational thought.

To top the chuzpah, the same homsexual child molestors are demanding a marriage license, public support for their predilections.
now hey now

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Feb 27, 2013
 
Watch this closely. The Vatican is being hijacked by marxist sodomites who will attempt to re-incarnate some of that old style liberation theology. Pope Benedict may have to obtain a CCW permit as the crowd who murdered Pope John Paul 1 in 1978 may now be gunning for Pope Ben. He wasn't just whistleling Dixie when he asked for prayers for him.
Enzyte Bob

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Feb 27, 2013
 
Frank wrote:
The kings of Diversity are no kings of peace, that's for sure.
http://www.israelsituation.com/embracing-isra...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Israel
http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_inv...
Mass media pundits have consistently obscured the fact that virtually all child molestations by RCC male priests were homosexual sodomy on male children. Instead of blaming homosexuals in robes of authority, the media pundits blamed the sodomy of male children on religion and straight people, I kid you not. Remarkably, many Diversity (victim cult) people swallowed the pundit line of BS because they are predisposed to less than rational thought.
To top the chuzpah, the same homsexual child molestors are demanding a marriage license, public support for their predilections.
As I pointed out in an earlier post, a child is 40 times more likely to be abused in Sweden and 120 times more likely to be abused in Alaska than by a Catholic priest.
Enzyte Bob

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Feb 27, 2013
 
But the point is still this:

A secular Jew, brothers with the same people who gave us today's mess, bleating on about Catholic leaders being too pious? WTF does this idiot know about anything.

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