I was innocently watching tv and was then surprised by a nice little commercial for catholicscomehome.com.Really. And below is a little hunk from that site . . . with my snarky comments inserted. How could I resist?
Making moral choices in our modern world can be confusing and difficult.
Actually it's not that hard if you have a freaking brain. Be nice to people. Share. Admit when you're wrong. Say, "Can I help you with that" a lot, Move on.
With so many temptations and influences pulling us in all directions, and the pressures of life driving us toward the seemingly "easy" path, it is comforting to know that Jesus Christ, through His Church, has blessed us with clear moral framework to guide us toward a happy, fulfilling life.
Where to start. . . Why do I have to accept the premise that I am necessarily being driven to an "easy' path. Really? Now, if you are comforted to know that a guy who lived 2000+ years ago "blessed" you and that then somehow figures it all out, well ok. God (!) knows it gets lonely and scary at night. On the other hand, if you read the bible I'm not sure you'll find the framework all that clear. Happy? Find me one happy person in the bible!
It makes perfect sense that our Creator,
Gee, do you think that anything has been assumed here?
who made us and designed us to work in a certain way,
Huh? I'm guessing that that 'certain way' doesn't include gay people.
would know what’s best for us.
Based on WHAT? Like volcano eruptions are best for us? How about the holocaust? Plane crashes? Abductions of children? Oh I could go on and on. . .
Fortunately, He gifted the Church with His advice on how to live our lives in such a way that we could be free and happy.
Sure, if you're white.
By giving us a roadmap, Christ gave us the ability to be freed from the negative effects of immorality and unhappiness, because true freedom allows us to live fully.
Hmmm...seems strange then that some very religious and Christian people get into some messy business! Plus, it's easy for them to free us from the negative effects of immoraltiy when you also get to define what it is to be immoral. Circular argument?
The Church never forces anyone to believe what she teaches.
She? Who let the freaking nun in here? Whasn't this Christ's church a few paragraphs ago?
Faith itself must be free (CCC 160). But to help guide us to choose what is best for ourselves, according to the way He made us, He gave us the Church and all her moral teachings.
Somehow I'm not feeling so good. I'm being guided to choose? Is this like 'Work makes you free??
In this section you will find many valuable resources explaining the Catholic Church's teachings on matters of ethics and morality. Please consider the reasonable and beautiful truth found in the Catholic teachings regarding these important issues in our culture:If this was a book report in a freshman english class it would be a D and I'm an easy grader.