Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh, yeah...

I KNEW there was something I wanted to write about. It just took me a while to remember what it was.
NO IT'S NOT WHITNEY FUCKING HOUSTON!! (see my twitter feed for my thoughts on her)

It's....THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND POLITICS!!

I know, I'm totally breaking my own rules here, but I just need to vent.
So
Yesterday I had to go to Mass for the second time in four weeks.  Yes, it did damn near kill me.  But this time was just so much worse that I could have imagined.
Yesterday was Sil1x's third and final child's Baptism, so of course, I had to go.  Sil1x, knowing my disdain for Mass and my busy schedule said I could just skip it and show up to the party, but I wasn't raised that way, so off to Mass I trudged. 
Found one of Sil1x's friends that I love, sat with her. 
Mass is Mass is Mass, we were having a contest to see just how many mints we could eat before Mass was over.
Mass goes as Mass goes - Reading, reading, singing, reading.....sermon....WAIT WHAT!?!?!
"Today's sermon is a recording by our holy and blah blah blah Cardinal George"
The recording starts, as expected, with a fervent plea for $$.  I half expected it to say "We accept all major credit cards! Vital organs! This shit ain't free people!!"
And then.....
The recording started going on and on and on how bad our President is, what a bad bad man, contreception is the devil's work etc etc etc....
I very nearly exploded in church. I was almost speaking in tongues, and not the holy kind.
WTF, church!?!?!?
I already have a million and one reasons why I don't go to Mass, and now, you do this??

Catholic Church has always been the textbook definition of an Old Boys' Club (maybe the original OBC?), but now - it's even worse than that - it's clearly Republican.

I'm done. Done done done.  Until another family member passes away, you won't be seeing my sinning, pro-choice, good hearted, strong willed ass in church.

**and off this soap box I jump**

13 comments:

Michael said...

I had a similar experience many years ago and wrote off the church. Plus, I fully believe in the separation of Church and State. So I totally get your point. And where did the song go?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Be nice if they objected this strongly to drone strikes that kill innocent families, wouldn't it?

And by they I mean us, but not really so much anymore. As you said.
~

Kathleen said...

that sucks Von, that you had to sit through it and are too well-raised to throw the fit it deserved. fuckers and their captive audience.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

heck, thunder, it would be nice if they felt half that strongly about discontinuing their concealment of pedophiles and abusers.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

...kinda what I said at my joint, except with more 'fucks'.

Brando said...

That's when you drop a few condoms in the collection basket.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I feel for ya- been a while since I've darkened a church doorway.

I think I would have walked out during the recording- the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't be a wing of the Republican Party.

I'm putting together a similar post, slowly but surely.

Another Kiwi said...

Bad news Von. May you be touched by a noodley appendage

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm putting together a similar post, slowly but surely.

Saying "fuck" a lot helped me.

Von said...

Video back - you caught me.
Better suited to today than yesterday....

Smut Clyde said...

The recording started going on and on and on how bad our President is, what a bad bad man, contreception is the devil's work etc etc etc....

Tax-free status, working for you!!

W/v = "tholiess", a female Tholy.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

if contraception is the devil's work, I rate for the devil.

Sonia said...

Hey, I'm a Republican. But I STILL am sickened by anyone preaching politics from the pulpit. It's inappropriate on so many levels. Same on that church.