Somehow, the words AAP-tard, bjp-tard, etc, started going the rounds. They meant a person who supported the AAP or the bjp, No Matter What, ie, even if the party or the leader was in the wrong. Thus, A ****tard is one who BLINDLY Supports his party or his leader, Blind to Reality. We should always make Use of a Good thing. Hence a ‘catholic-tard.’
As You would know, I am a catholic Priest, myself. But that does Not, and Should Not, prevent me from Speaking out when things are wrong in the church. Nor Should You. Paul did that, pointing out things to Peter, as in Galatians 2:11-14. Then We have had St. Teresa of Avila, Joan of Arc, just to name a few.
Blind_to_Reality_by_Espiritu_Libre, from: www.deviantart.com
Searching for images for ‘Blind to Reality,’ came across the above, and Very Good it is too!
Many people become Uncomfortable with Criticism. As for the Very NEED for it, Please click here. I am Not saying that there anything Wrong with the catholic Faith. In particular, the Catholic Theology cannot be Faulted. But as for putting things into Practice, Wow!
During the same search, came across this, which is also Very Apt.
Whether it is Patriot-ism or Catholic-ism, We cannot afford to Turn Our Face Away from Reality. Wrong is Wrong, as Malcolm says.
catholics, in Large numbers, leave the church and join others. Or Just Drop Out. This is happening very much in the 25-40 year old Age group. I personally Know of at least 10. And good people they are too. This is the Number of those who have Declared their opinions.
Who is Responsible for this? I hold the catholic leadership, the ecclesiastical authorities answerable. The Laxity of Good Leadership brings a Bad Name not only to Christianity, but also to Religion in general.
Here, the case in point is the leadership of the catholic church. Let us leave Christ-is-the-head-of-the-church and all that for now. A True Vicar is ONLY the one who Knows How to listen, Does Listen, and does what is told him. Huge Failures. And remember, Let us not be ‘catholic-tards.’
Both in the Old Testament, eg in Isaiah 56:9-12, and in the New, Especially from the mouth of Jesus, as in: “Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees,” Matthew 16:6, the e authorities have come in for a lot of criticism, due to their Lax lives.
In this and the following 2 posts, I shall show some of the Ugly things that have crept into, particularly, the lives of our ecclesiastical authorities. It behooves catholics to put on their thinking caps and consider, and not be ‘tards’ while doing this.