Originally Posted by Benny_Cake
Originally Posted by 1ZRed
That's true. It's all or nothing. The ideals and beliefs that define what a catholic is are set in stone.
You can't pick and choose what to believe because it's either all true or none of it is.
If you start to ignore bits of the religion, then you're changing it into another religion.
That said though, I support changes that mean that there is more emphasis put on equality and equal rights within the church in regards to homosexuality and their ability to teach in primary schools etc.
I'd like to see how that would work in the real world. So belief in the Resurrection, the fact that woman can't be admitted to the priesthood, and the band on artificial contraception are all of equal important? I'd have thought the first one was a tad more important!
You support changes in relation to how homosexuality is approached within the church? That's good, so do I. But you do realise that someone can come along and say "the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality is set in stone and can't be changed, it's all or nothing". Taken to it's ultimate extreme you would be left with a church which would be doing well if it included 8.4% of the population, not 84% - just look at how many Catholics are using artificial contraception!
That's very true. I said I would like change but I don't see it happening. And if you take my point and play it the way you did, then no, that change won't come.
We're in the bible does it even say that contraception is sinful or whatever?
I fail to see how a book written 2k years ago when people believed in magic and superstition can withhold in modern times.
Granted it does condem homosexuality but it does glorify incest, murder and rape also. So it seems people have been picking at choosing what to read or ignore for centuries even though it all is set in stone as I said.
In my opinion, I think that the whole business of organised religion is highly hypocritical and it amazes me that the majority of people still follow its teachings.