Just when you think the dissidents can’t veer farther into fantasy comes this knee slapper from Sr. Joan and the Usual Suspects.
Notice how I don’t even have to give her last name or the name of the publication?
She compares the unnatural urge for women’s ordination to Ghandi’s salt making revolution.
The catalyst for this was the sad affair of Cincinnati Sister of Charity Louise Akers, which we have read about here.
Savor the reasoning of Sr. Joan and the Usual Suspects:
"As they march in silent ranks to the shore, the Indians are met head on by hundreds and hundreds of British colonial police — many of them Indians themselves — clubs and muskets in hand, who systematically beat every rank of unarmed demonstrators to the ground. But the ranks never stop coming. One after another they come, row after row of them. Beating after beating after beating, they walk over one another in ordered formation into the butt of British rifles, certain of their personhood, sure of their cause, convinced of its right."
Get it? Get it?
The Pope and bishops are to these noble women what the colonial dictators with their thuggish police and military were to the oppressed freedom seeking Indians.
Remember: we are talking here about the infallible teaching of the Church, namely, that the Church has no authority to ordain women.
More bits from this dopey article:
- thousands of defenseless peasants risking beatings, imprisonment and even death
- the injustice of the oppressor and claim the conscience of the world
- Suppression does not end revolution; it breeds it. It solves nothing.
- animal resistance
- those who support the pursuits of women for recognition as full human beings — are getting a taste of the same kind of opposition.
- Fundamentalist extremists of all ilk and their interpretations of religion everywhere claim one way or another that God is sexist.
You get the idea.
Were I to fisk this, you would barely be able to see the original text. If you have a few minutes to read this whiny piece, knock yourselves out.
Someone need to find out from Sr. Joan and the Usual Suspects if they accept the Church’s teachings and make a formal, public declaration.
In the meantime, a contributor, below, said:
Perhaps Sr Joan and her friends will follow the example of India and write a Declaration of Independence from the Church.
This is what the Indians did. They voted with their feet and left the Empire. They left. Right?
Then? Their country split into parts and pretty much went to war with each other.