Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Catholic Movies/Shows For Prime-Time TV?

I'd watch them, provided they were historical and showed the drama, beauty, sillies, triumphs and tragedies of the faith over the years...and not tainted by the liberal media's way of always painting it up as some boohoo message of "Church bad" and beat to death the horrid parts of the Crusades and simply making it seem that the knights were out to kill children.

I know Fatima and Lourdes had their day on screen.  But what about the inner-drama of interactions of people working within the Church....like "Office Space" except about Cardinals and monks and whatnot?

I think it'd be hilarious, and a better way to show that our Church isn't something of monsters to those spoonfed what Hollywood wants us to see, hm?

Sorry for bullshit post, but it was worth bringing up.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Separation of Church and State?

It's a subject I've always been beaten to death over.  As logical as it may seem to many, it seems equally as silly to the other side.

After all, isn't America full of God-fearing people?  Should we ever bend to those non-godly folk?

I spent many a day getting an earful from both sides, and felt there are obvious points to be made.  Yes, America  is a "Christian nation" in the sense of population and such, and yes, obviously a place to declare itself "land of the free" doesn't include the tag "if you are Christian" soon after.

My view?

Keep religion out of my government, but only for the sole reasoning of I want governments kept out of my religion!

Look at the history of Catholicism, specifically the history of the Vatican.  Politics and political motives have always made things dicey, and nowadays I believe the separation of Church and State would be beneficial to the Mother Church (besides obvious "don't kill us please" things).  All things considered, seeing how kingdoms have used and abused the Catholic Church through various back-room workings, I can only ponder the extent of a secular government's grasp on today's Church.  I'd rather not have the Faith here in the states fondled and molested (yeah I said it) in ways too many to count.

What if we do get prayer back in schools?  Yay, but what guarantee is there that it will be fully devoted to God? You must remember, I'm not talking about Time Travel and make this all happen from the get-go, we're already knee-deep in things, and trying to bring religion into government would surely prompt that notion of "let's try something new" that would leave many of us Catholics...well....feeling screwed.

I ain't praying to Allah, but the way things are, the guy next to me can (and I can freely say I think it silly...for now, different topic later), but bigger point is I can pray to whoever I want.  Freedom of religion is a beautiful thing for us, even if it seems like bad things are allowed for other beliefs, because if religion was forced in our schools and such, there will be one politician with the bright idea to change which faith it is due to what he/she thinks the majority religion is, and who my child can pray to at school.

^Consider what I've said after that one.

Feel free to throw something here, I'm working on this blogging thing.

Faith, Hope, and Love

A blog about Roman Catholicism in general terms, usually about it being better off in a place like America?!  Better yet, democracy in general being healthier for a spiritual growth, and-- being my natural self-- focusing more on the family rather than the society as a whole for the betterment of the faith.  In short, call out the parents and have them stand and deliver the truth to their children, rather than demand something of the entirety of existence in general, and allow the actions to rise up from homes to head honchos.

Confusing or not making sense?  I can be frustrating in that sense, but you'll go "ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, I get it" a day from now.

Instilling the faith, hope, and love of the better faith in our kids rather than some wide swipe at a government system and events thus far will be a more effective way of "saving the world", but that is my two bits, and them bits and many things worth discussing from the common ground level view of the average Catholic citizen (with an IQ mind you) on Catholicism today and his home country's involvement.

I may not be "a smart ass with a degree", as my dad puts it, but I am a man with observations and simple logic that can deal with complicated issues fairly well.  Naturally, political issues affecting our Faith will be discussed, but the whole shindig is the focus, I guess...

Hopefully they can be put to some wording, and the proclamation of the beauty of our Faith can be substantiated and reasoned as I sit and chat about happenings, or at least make good conversation.  Haven't got a definite motive yet on my own movements, but that's all I'd ever want if the faith is to be shown in its entirety in the world: free-falling and flying with angels in the land of the free.

No, wait...I'd die happy if my kids stay true to Truth.