Alright, I was talking to my uncle today, and he came across as rather heretical to me, mentioning all manner of evils and doubts, some of which were:
Not believing in answering to and serving the Roman Catholic Church first and foremost.
Doubting the infallability of the Papacy.
Doubting the accuracy of the Holy Scriptures (even going so far as to claim that the words of Our Lord were in fact manufactured years later(which, okay, they were written later, but he’s claiming that they weren’t the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ AT ALL))
Well thats about it. We were dicussing the various merits of the rather extream form of fundamentalist Islam practiced abroad.
He says that just because a girl hugs you doesn’t mean she intends to partake of sinful acts of the flesh with you, and he then notes the wearers of bikinis in the same way.
I maintain that dressing (or acting) like a whore can only lead to sin, and its not fair (nor right) to confuse people.
Now, I don’t belive in killing people for such things. The current Church is against the practice of capital punishment, and so am I. So long as She is. But I still find such things to be altogether trivial, even if they do lead to an offense that is worthy of capital punishment. And I respect them for trying to keep order and decency.
He, however, believes that by restricting these peoples sinful urges, we only cause them to rebel in greater ways. It seems to me that he is calling for a lawless, immoral anarchy.
Which is what I call for as well. No one above you but the Most High, and if someone assails you, God Himself will judge who is just and unjust, and you can defend your self without fear of persecution of those who value the quick buck. Yes, back to agriculture, and the land; and bartering. No more worthless rags, the time has come for thing of REAL worth, such as pounds of salt, goats, and hunks of cheese. Yes, things will be harder. Bands of likeminded hooligans will no doubt run amok causing trouble. But self reliance will cause the peasantry to band together and defend themselves in the only just war, a defensive one.
Woo! Am I off subject. Anyhow, poor uncle, so confused. Pray for him, please.