They indeed are, but we are called upon to see things as they actually are, not as we would like them to be — that’s the very nature of truth itself. Sometimes truth can be unsettling, and can force us into places in our minds that we’d rather not go. This gets back to my reductio ad absurdum example of finding prohibition on abortion where it just doesn’t exist, or finding rights (or lack of rights) in existing laws that just aren’t there.
I have a pet theory that Catholics and Jews make better Supreme Court Justices (and judges in general) because both faiths have a source of truth that is outside of the individual believer, and does not depend upon the subjective thoughts, feelings, or wishes of the believer.
Our present Supreme Court, if you count Justice Gorsuch, a Catholic who chooses to worship in the Anglican church (not condoning, just stating the fact), is entirely comprised of Catholics and Jews. I have to wonder if this is murmured against in fundamentalist Christian circles. If Jack Chick’s publishing house hasn’t yet had anything to say about this state of affairs, just wait, it’ll come sooner or later. Paul Blanshard would not be a happy camper if he were still alive today.
And to add insult to injury (from their point of view), Vice President Pence regards himself as a Catholic, he just doesn’t perceive a need to live and embrace his Christianity in an exclusively Catholic way, nor to worship exclusively in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Michael and Karen were married in the Church. In other words, he’s really just an extreme example of a “cafeteria Catholic”, and heaven knows there are enough of them running around in the world.