Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Church Isn't Walmart

Fr. Philip has a list of 10 reasons why the Church isn't Walmart. Go take a look, I think its pretty good. This one is probably my favorite.

6). Leaving the Catholic Church because a priest was mean to you, or because sister whacked you with a ruler, or because the church secretary looked at you funny is as stupid as giving up on the truths of math because you hate your high school algebra teacher. Why would anyone let a crazy priest or a cranky nun or anyone else for the matter drive you out of the faith you believe is true? My only conclusion: you never thought it was true to begin with; or, you have a favorite sin the Church teaches against and crazy priests and cranky nuns is as good an excuse as any to leave and pursue your sin all the while feeling justified b/c Father and/or Sister are such jerks.


Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Great post!

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh! THAT was funny and soooo true! For me...for all of us, talking down the faith or leaving it, is more about not wanting to face up, mature up, or fess up! Period...we know it.

Anonymous said...

What a great list! I know so many people who use mean priests/nuns as an excuse. I also recently encountered someone who left the church because the priest asked for money during a sermon once.

BTW, I finally made up a handle to use at your blog for posting comments - I've been posting as "anonymous."

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

Great post!
God bless you.

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