Friday, January 16, 2009

Because Regular Christianity Just Isn't Good Enough

What we really need is a gay Christianity. From Catholic Online:

The Anglican Church is the perfect vehicle for creating a new “gay” Christianity by virtue of the fact that it is the only church that accepts the logical contradiction of asserting both the sanctity of human life and the existence of a right to abortion.

Could someone pull Gene aside and explain to him what logic actually is?

The logical principle of non-contradiction, a basic philosophical concept identified by Aristotle, is defined as the idea that two opposed things cannot both be true. Aristotle put it that, “One cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time.” It is not possible, for example, for a person to both be in a room and not in a room at the same time. This principle is regarded by philosophers as one of the three first principles of rational thought, without which no assertion of any truth is possible.

It's a nice try, but let's face it. Gene and his ilk ditched logic and rational thought a long time ago.

“The Anglican tradition is uniquely capable of holding two seemingly contradictory ideas together. Its position on abortion, for example is that all human life is sacred. And, that no one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. Both are true,” he said.

The sky is blue. The sky is purple with pink polka dots. Both are true. Great logic there.

The sound reasoning continues as he denounced bigotry against homosexuals by laying out the case the heterosexuals are not as capable of charity as gay individuals.

In his talk in London and in a later interview with the Spectator’s Theo Hobson, Robinson laid out the precepts of gay Christianity in which homosexuals, as an oppressed minority, are more capable of Christian charity than heterosexuals. To lend biblical credence to his assertions, Robinson cited a passage in John’s Gospel in which Jesus tells his disciples they were not ready for all of Christian teaching. Robinson asserts that the acceptance of homosexuality was part of the teaching that the Holy Spirit was to give the Church later.

Of course, let's not let facts get in the way here. We'll just ignore the fact that the Spirit hadn't even come to them yet. Oh, and what about not being left orphans and the Spirit guiding them into all Truth? Just Christ making small talk I guess. It's a shame that we've been wandering in the moral wilderness for 2000 years until Gene came along to show us our errors.

He said that the growing acceptance of homosexuality in the churches “is all ultimately about is patriarchy — the beginning of the end of it. The strength of the resistance tells us we’re on to something.

Tragically, what you're on to is heresy and mortal sin. We should continue to pray for Mr. Robinson and all of our Anglican friends who are caught up in this mess.


me said...

"The sky is blue. The sky is purple with pink polka dots. Both are true. Great logic there."

Jesus fully God. Jesus is fully human. Great logic there.

Just playing devil's advocate.

Throwback said...

I would suggest that mysteries relating to the supernatural are a bit different from Gene's point. I think he acknowledges it to since Anglicanism is apparently the only "church" that can put logical contradictions of this sort together.