So much of what we hear in the Church today is about “changing” moral teachings.
Why are there people who command the Church’s approval for what they do? Are they insecure? What?
I don’t understand it. It doesn’t make sense theologically, philosophically or anthropologically.
If you are so correct and you know it, combined with the fact that it is so culturally easy to do what you want to do and not have anyone react negatively, why do you care what the Church teaches about, for example, sexual ethics?
Why do you care? If you’re sooooo right, why do you care? “Cuz I was raised Catholic.” What? You remain in this group of people for cultural reasons even though it is filled with teachings that fundamentally contradict your beliefs in very basic ways? I can’t accept that, it makes no sense. Listen to yourself, it’s mad. It would be like trying to be a neo-Nazi and a member of the ADL at the same time.
I’m trying to understand this for real.
It doesn’t make sense. It really doesn’t.
Either you truly believe what you believe and to hell with what the Church teaches–after all, that’s only logical–or you really don’t deep down believe what you say you believe or what you want to be true and your desperate diggings around in Scripture and obscure Patristic texts to find the slightest droplet of “proof” for the truth of what you believe is only a rationalization on your part because you really deep down know you’re 100% wrong.
Know here that I’m really trying to understand this, this thread is me thinking aloud and is not to be construed as being specifically accusatory or condemnatory. Take it in a general manner and let’s try to think about this.
Let me just say that I have done plenty of bad things in my life, large and small, and I know they’re wrong yet, yes, I do/have done them anyway. But I never say to myself, “I’m right and they’re [Church] wrong.” I don’t do that. I know I’m wrong. I can’t do that on the level of conscience because I know it is ludicrous, it would be funny to me if I tried to say that to myself, I’d laugh. I would think, “You’re * an idiot, shut up, self.”*