Friday, October 19, 2012

Being Offended - On My Soapbox!

Being offended has gotten a great deal of attention in the media over the last quarter-century.  This person is offended by this and that person is offended by that, etc.  The end result is that no one wants to offend anyone.  So, this political correctness (pc) causes many people to hide or suppress their real beliefs so they don’t offend anyone and this is especially true of politicians.

Well, guess what?  I am offended.  I am offended by all politicians who fail to stand for their own religious beliefs because they don’t want to “impose” their views on others.  What brought me to discuss this and to be on my high-horse and soap box was Joe Biden’s response in the recent Vice Presidential debate about what his Catholicism means to him.

He spoke about what a devoted Catholic he was and how much it has meant to him during his lifetime.  The, he offended me by saying that in the matter of abortion he does not follow the teachings of his Church in public life because he does not want to “impose” his views on others.  Well, that comment was like a bomb going off under my seat!

In my last blog I wrote that we, Christians, should never be intimidated with the idea of being intolerant when being accused of trying to “impose” our views on theologically unacceptable behavior.

Remember, so were Abraham Lincoln and those who opposed slavery.  They drew the line and what was wrong.  So, should we today. Bishop Sheen wrote that tolerance does not apply to principles.  Remember, also, Biden is the same person who announced this administration’s commitment to same-sex marriage and who has been supported of his administration’s imposition of contraception devices and abortion in healthcare on religious based organizations including his own Church. 

So, in his failure to support his faith, he has opposed its ability to exercise “its free exercise” of beliefs as required by the First Amendment.  Consequently, the question is - do Biden and other leaders like him believe in anything by failing to “impose” or stand up for their own beliefs?  Will they go back to tolerate slavery?  Will they tolerate polygamy as many Muslims practice it in their own countries and allow the immigration of Muslim men with their multiple wives into this country?  Where does it end, Joe and Nancy (Pelosi) and others like you?  Do you believe in anything and will you do anything to be proactive against the policies of your administration on healthcare?

Readers - pardon me for being “offended” and for letting me get on the soapbox this time.

Let me know what you think.

Let the light of our Lord shine upon you!

REM (Ray Makowski) Co-Founder, Director and Secretary-Treasurer


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