I am sometimes accused of seeing things in black and white. But it’s not true. I see everything in bright colors with the words “Bam” of “Oooof” inscribed onto them. I see things in Tolkien vision. Good and evil exist. I view the world through a prism of capes and tights. And I’m not talking about the new school anti-hero comics but the old school Supes vs. Lex kind of way.
That’s how I see this contraceptive mandate for religious institutions. One of the climactic moments of Superman II (and oh yeah, there were many) was the moment when the villain (heck, supervillain!) demands that all should “Kneel before Zod.”
Well, President Obama seems to channeling his inner Zod by forcing Catholic institutions to do his will and act against their own conscience. In short, he’s attempting to force Christians to kneel before him. In this, I think he’s gone a bridge too far because Christians are kinda’ particular as to whom they kneel to.
I think Obama realized he’d gone too far so he announced his “accommodation” that doesn’t actually accommodate anyone but the far left. This would seem to be a test. Within seconds of the announced “accommodation” you heard the thud of Sister Carol Keehan’s knees hitting the ground on her “Hope and Change” knee pads. She’d been separated from Obama too long to stand it any longer.
But the statement from the bishops is an impressive refutation of the so-called compromise. The letter written by O. Carter Snead of the University of Notre Dame and signed by John Garvey,the president of Catholic University, has an impressive list of signatories.
It’s come to this in this country, you may have to eventually decide between being Catholic and an American. That’s a tragedy. Obama has placed himself in the role of the Creator endowing very alienable rights. But there’s a big difference between Obama and God. God left people free will. Obama? Not so much.
When Supes was told to kneel before Zod, he’d been forced to make a decision as to whether he was going to be a mere mortal of was he going to be something more. It seems to me we must make the same decision. Are we mere Earthlings who live for earthly pleasures or are we something more? Supes opted for the something more. He had a cape and tights which I don’t think I’ll go with but I’m with him metaphorically.
I am no mere mortal.I am no mere Earthling.
Now, the question is who will you kneel to? We all must make the choice now. Will you allow the government to dictate the actions of faith institutions? Will you kneel before Zod?
For me and mine, we will not comply. We will not kneel.
February 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Read this, Matthew, on how Catholics should behave facing tyrants.
February 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Jesus rendered to Caesar from his carpentry income, and Caesar used those funds to pay for crucifixes and executioners. (Revelation 13:7).
Jenkins and his ilk are all for Caesars freedom to take and use whatever Caesar wishes to. (Revelation 22:11)
February 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm
When you wrote "Supes" I at first thought you meant Stupes, as in Stupek. If only he had not knelt in front of the god known as O. Things would have turned out different.
February 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15. Amen!
February 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm
The Bishop in Houston talked of having to choose between being an American and being Catholic and that jail for defiance.
February 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm
Hit return too soon.
We will not kneel before this false god.
February 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm
February 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm
"Within seconds of the announced "accommodation" you heard the thud of Sister Carol Keehan's knees hitting the ground on her "Hope and Change" knee pads."
Oh, thank you for that sentence. One of the funniest things I've read in a while!
February 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm
If the state could heal the sick and raise the dead, then the state could penalize anybody and everybody who refused to cooperate, except the church because the Catholic Church does heal the sick and raise the dead through the Sacraments and the works of mercy, but the state cannot heal the sick and raise the dead, so to penalize anybody and everybody who does not cooperate in the state’s failure, their non-mission, their vain-efforts is hypocrisy. The government does not authentic authority to redefine the works of mercy, or marriage, or Faith or religion or the human being or God.
Well, I thought it was IZOD and I thought I wanted a pink one. Sister Carol Keehan is not my sister AND she can afford knee pads. Obamacare must really be taking care of her. How much kickback? Obamacare is EXTORTION AND ANYBODY WHO TAKES EXTORTED MONEY or stolen goods when they are not in danger of DEATH is committing a crime. Oh Les Miserables. Obamacare is nothing more than an excuse to seize the Catholic Church's property for non-compliance. The concentration camps are already in place. They call them nursing homes.
February 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm
The government does not have authentic authority to redefine the works of mercy, or marriage, or Faith or religion or the human being or God.
February 15, 2012 at 3:36 am
It isn't just Obama, he's merely a symptom of the times. Look to all anti-Catholic responses showing up on the editorial pages of local fishwraps and then realize the staff at the paper would winnow out the more extreme and profane missives. Look at how the March For Life was under reported throughout the nation. The list could go on.
Bottom line folks; we're in for some interesting times.