Friday, 26 March 2010
And Now For Something Controversial...
My grandfather was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, for divorcing and remarrying. I always thought what a very good and loving man he was, but apparently he deserved to burn in hell because his first wife left him.
My great-great-great-great-however-many-greats-uncle, William Tyndale, was burned at the stake by the Catholic Church, for translating much of the bible, including some of the most beautiful psalms, into English. He thought that everyone should be able to read the bible, which was heresy.
I went to a Catholic wedding once, where the very young bride, hugely pregnant, was lectured at the altar for her sins.
But priests who rape little children? Still, in this century, scot free. NO trial, NO jail, not even a loss of lifestyle. And naturally, they get to go to heaven.
I am so glad I'm not a Catholic... the situation would be too difficult for me.
"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."