Friday, June 14, 2013

Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae

Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae:

Because I had reason to look it up for an entirely different discussion with a libertarian Catholic.

8 comments:

Bill S said...

Nothing could be more different from one another than the Catholic Church and the United States. I'm all for "Americanism". The Pope's coining of that word and making it sound like a bad thing is a joke.

Theodore Seeber said...

The way the United States has turned out, has proven Pope Leo right. Your generation is so incredibly screwed up that you have passed the curse down three more generations. How many more fetuses need to die for your pleasure?

Bill S said...

I derive no pleasure from women having abortions. I wish that every woman having an abortion had properly used birth control. What I love about this country is its respect for personal freedoms including the freedom to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

Theodore Seeber said...

And with that, is my entire reason for opposing freedom- because under those rules, you can't have a human species.

Bill S said...

Wait a minute. Did you just say that you OPPOSE FREEDOM? I didn't think there was anyone who opposes freedom. That's messed up.

Theodore Seeber said...

As long as people continue to abuse freedom to do evil, I see no other option than to oppose freedom. I wish freedom was still the freedom to do good, instead of just the freedom to abuse your fellow man either fiscally or sexually, but after all, we're now living in A Brave New 1984.

Bill S said...

"As long as people continue to abuse freedom to do evil, I see no other option than to oppose freedom."

That means, then, that you do not want freedom for yourself either. If you oppose freedom for others, you must oppose it for yourself as well.

Theodore Seeber said...

Yes exactly. I don't want the freedom to do evil. I want to be stopped when I head down that road. Preferably someplace *before* I refurbish my grandfather's deer rifle, climb a large tree in Forest Park, and start taking pot shots at Big Pink (yes, that plan *did* occur to me after the DC sniper was caught, in my twisted mind of how I could have done that form of terrorism *better*).

And yes, if that means we need a law preventing me from buying 6.5mm bullets, all the better. Because there are people far nuttier than I am out there.

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