Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I think, therefore I am not (Catholic)

I can never understand the zealots of the Catholic Church.

Ad  hominems, hasty generalization, association fallacies, red herrings, blaming, playing the victim, twist words and statements, and quoting scripture and playing the infallible faith card among others. Once they start losing a logical argument, they use one of those "strategies".

No need for explanations, just use a logical fallacy. It would be nice if it was only the ignorant masses do this. What's sad is, from the highest position in the land (Archbishop) to the lay leaders, this technique is well used.

What I hate most however, is the thought (or lack of) they put into their replies. You come up with a highly thought out, highly researched topic and all they come up with for a reply is "My god/pope/priest/bishop said so!!!" or "You're attacking my faith!!!" (take note the amount of exclamation points)

Before I learned that there are other ways to look at things, I was a Catholic. The moment I started to think differently and define my own self, I became less and less of a Catholic.

All I want is a sensible argument that leads to the creation of new knowledge and realizations, from those of the Catholic faith.

I will never rejoin your faith, and at the rate I'm going, I'll probably never understand it as well.

But is it really impossible to mix thinking and being Catholic? Are the smart sage-like priests already extinct in this country? Can their followers be more like Christ?

So many questions, and they still won't answer me properly.