Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Heresy TRIAL, ANNO DOMINI 2005


I’m tellin’ ya, the god boys are getting more and more terrified that we aren’t properly frightened of them anymore. To the god boys (Jahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Vishnu and maybe Buddha) our fear is like gasoline to a car: they’d stall and die without it.

Now before I lay into the Catholic Church, I want you who might be new readers to know that I am an equal opportunity complainer. I find all high-god churches dangerous and needing to be expunged from the planet. That includes Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and maybe Buddism, I haven’t made up my mind about the Buddha boys yet. Catholics, of course, are under the heading “Christian.”

Also, I had the grave misfortune of being born into the Christian Church -- although I pat myself on the back that I caught on fairly early to the foolishness of that institution. Not the danger, but the foolishness. It took time before I woke up to the fact that the god boys have worked overtime for millennia to wipe the human race off the planet. At any rate, I digress.

Some Catholic bishop-dudes in California have pulled out an ancient, despicable word and are heaping it on a poor unsuspecting guy who had the good sense to quit their church years ago. The word conjures up images of women naked at burning stakes, flesh dripping off their bodies, and of men locked up in Iron Maidens, which, when the door closed, shot you full of iron stakes that went all the way through your body in many places. Sorry to be so graphic, but that is what this word brings to mind.

The word is “heresy.”

Here are some snippets from the article:

Clergyman Tried for Heresy by Diocese
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: December 13, 2005

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rare heresy trial was held Tuesday for a Roman Catholic priest who joined a denomination that doesn't accept papal infallibility and has ordained women clergy.

The Rev. Ned Reidy did not attend the one-day closed trial …. Reidy, 69, called the trial ''medieval''….

Snip

Some Roman Catholic scholars told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that they were aware of just two heresy trials in the U.S. -- the current case and another in the San Bernardino diocese two years ago.

Such cases are rare anywhere in modern times, said Msgr. Thomas Green, a professor of canon law at The Catholic University of Washington in Washington, D.C.

''By and large, once you get past the Council of Trent and the 1600s and 1700s, you don't hear much about it,'' he said. MORE >>>

2 comments:

rhondda said...

surely you don't think the catholic church is going to accept women as equal? Why would any thinking woman want that in a misogynist institution? Good grief!
We need more heresy trials to show how wrong they are. If good catholic men start to see that, wow, this is good.
More trials and lots more. Perhaps that will start people thinking for themselves instead of being robots to an ideology.If Jesus truly loves us all, then women are totally equal to men. If not, well, well good bye Jesus. Hello Goddess.

Athana said...

Yeah! How can we get them to stage mega-numbers of these trials? How about a heresy-trial-a-month? They could travel state to state, find their worst "heretic," and do TV heresy trials. Times 50. I like it!