Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Maybe the followers could follow a little better

One of the things that upsets me most about the Roman Catholic "culture of life" is that a huge fuss is made over a three-month-old fetus by people who are dining on factory-farmed meat that got to their table because living creatures were tortured and often painfully slaughtered. Well, it doesn't exactly upset me--it makes me sick.

Pope John Paul said on more than one occasion that animals had souls and were to be respected. He is said to have been opposed to factory farming and the wearing of fur, yet I never heard him speak out about it.

Pope Benedict, when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, did speak out against factory farming, and denounced the force-feeding of geese and the inhumane crowding of hens.

I hope he continues to speak out, and that his followers take up a real culture of life, rather than the fake one they now advocate. I realize that the Vatican isn't suddenly going to stop its campaign to make poor women bear multiple children or suddenly stop telling people that condoms don't help prevent AIDS. But I would take some consciousness-raising about participation in massive animal cruelty as a step in the right direction.


Don't hold your breath! This pope is a doozy. I think he's still a Nazi!

By Blogger Unknown, at 1:37 PM  

He may not be a Nazi but he sure is reactionary. He considers homosexuality to be "an instrinsic evil". Oh, and he thinks rock music that promotes "anarchic freedom" is Satanic.

One thing about John Paul II to be fair...His culture of life actually opposed War and the death penality. Dubya's culture of life on the other hand looks like this.

By Blogger Agi, at 7:57 PM  

But's it's interesting to me that they both oppose factory farming, which is pure evil, any way you look at it. We can't get our American church leaders to oppose it.

By Blogger Diane, at 8:03 PM  

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