Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Real Catholics To Ross Douthat:
Shut Up, Ignorant Lying Liar!

O Schadenfreude, O Schadenfreude!

Few more deserving than New York Times opposite-the-editorial-page typist Ross Douthat.
Mr. Douthat projects: "I am not a poorly-informed partisan buffoon.
You, however, are a heretic!!"
On Monday, a group of Catholic theologians published an open letter directly challenging Douthat, who reportedly has little if any formal training in theology or Church history. The signers took particular umbrage with his most recent article, but also appeared to decry Douthat’s larger body of work on Catholicism — especially his tendency to bat about accusations of heresy, often at Catholic theologians.

The text of the letter is below:
On Sunday, October 18, the Times published Ross Douthat’s piece “The Plot to Change Catholicism.” Aside from the fact that Mr. Douthat has no professional qualifications for writing on the subject, the problem with his article and other recent statements is his view of Catholicism as unapologetically subject to a politically partisan narrative that has very little to do with what Catholicism really is. Moreover, accusing other members of the Catholic church of heresy, sometimes subtly, sometimes openly, is serious business that can have serious consequences for those so accused. This is not what we expect of The New York Times.
Also: How many pinheads can dance on an angel? Open Twit for an approximate number.


mikey said...

The whole argument is just cringe-inducing stupid.

Mind you, this is grown-ass men arguing abut superheroes and their superpowers.

"If Batman fought Pokemon, who would win"?

So much intellectual effort, not to mention wealth and power, consumed by the stories peasants made up thousands of years ago to explain natural phenomena they didn't have the scientific wherewithal to understand. It makes we want to change species...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Chunky Reese Witherspoon went on the pill for your sins.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pokemon, mikey.