Imagine yourself as a devout Catholic woman, or if that’s as hard for you as it is for me, just imagine that there exist devout Catholic women in the world. Perhaps they do not like the idea of marrying a dead myth and would prefer instead to be a priest. Now, the Vatican is threating not their lives in this world, but their immortal souls. Further, the threat of eternal damnation is extended to other highly devout Catholics who would ordain these women priests. For, if they even attempt to do so, they too are damned for eternity.
For me, of course, this would constitute a joke and have me rolling on the floor. I am not now and have never been a Catholic. However, one must really feel for these poor souls being told that they are unworthy of serving their lord and savior. That’d be it for me, of course. But, what about the devout?
Many devout Christians in the U.S. are complaining that they are persecuted by atheists. That’s right, some people whose religion is in the majority think that they are persecuted by something on the order of 1% of the U.S. population, if it’s even that high. And yet, it is not the atheists persecuting these devout women and the men who would ordain them.
It comes straight from the Vatican itself!!
Of course, this is under the leadership of the same Dope who said that the natives of the Americas were silently longing
to be murdered and enslaved for Christianity. So perhaps this should not be a surprise.
Personally, I wonder if a legal case could be made that he is menacing his subjects or otherwise threatening them. Probably not since there is no such thing as an immortal soul. However, both the Dope and the victims of excommunication in this case presumably believe there is.
Anyway, I’d hate to see such a legal precedent set as it would validate the existence of a non-entity.
Thanks for the article Seth.