Catholic Blogs (aka "The religion is great, but the people ...
Out of solidarity for my fellow bloggers who might be Catholic, I decided to seek some of them out and see what they had to say. I was very saddened by what I found. I like looking at the religion sites, talking about the love of God and Christ, and the beauty of the eucharist and liturgy, and the tradition of the 2000 year old church. But when I go to Catholic blogs, all they talk about is homosexuality and abortion and super conservative rants.
I can understand why they would believe that both of those things could be a sin (although I don't necessarily agree with it). But it's sad that so many people worry about the speck that is in their neighbor's eye without taking into consideration the beam in their own eye. I know I'm not perfect, but I don't see the need to be pointing out the imperfection in others and not worrying about my own problems.
Yes, we are taught to teach others the way of Christ, and to teach them good from bad and whatnot. I also remember a part about judge not lest ye be judged. But these Catholic blogs just don't seem to understand that part.
I imagine it's hard to talk about the lessons learned in everyday life, and it's much easier to talk about their happiness of the new SCOTUS nominee (who is Catholic) or the new Homosexuality laws on the book.
But what attracts me to the Catholic religion is the simplicity and the fact that they talk about Jesus and God, and the fact that the church is in pretty much the same form as it has been for many many years (Vatican II not withstanding). I love the tradition and the unity of the members during Mass.
But if this is the attitude of most Catholics, I'm going to have to be a rather solitary worshipper.