September 6, 2015

Clericalism - point, counterpoint

An interesting set of views given the Pope's recent efforts to lower the bar for Catholics.  For every opinion there's an opposing view, particularly when it comes to religious meanings.  First, Pope Francis' view on clericalism.  

Next, a cogent counter-point. I like this view. While many more people will fall short, it is important to try to attain a higher standard and fall short than to set a low standard and easily succeed, though not at the level you could have reached even in failing to achieve it.

I'm not saying that forgiveness for abortion is out of the question.  I'm saying don't offer people a free pass. The same is true for divorce.  At least give people a spiritual incentive to try harder.

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