Pope Francis has been named as our newest leader of my faith. While I’m a tad disappointed that we do not have a Filipino or Vietnamese pope, the fact we have a non-Itallian, and a non-European pope heralds change.
And already, the atheists and haters are jumping in and saying all the usual things. Those without a faith to abide by don’t understand it and mock it. Those who abide by a different faith is so blinded in their own ignorance and join the above. Is this truly how a respectful and modern society goes about in recognizing the freedom of one’s religion? Or is ‘respect’ a moral that has slowly eroded to the point it is not the norm anymore?
Criticism is fine, but to say ‘all Catholic Priests are pedophiles’ or ‘all Catholics are ignorant’ and cite exceptions to the norm rather than the norm itself while defending their own examples is plain hypocrisy.
If you ever wonder why I don’t like you after you rag on the Roman Catholic religion and outright insult members of my faith, you know why. If you try to make exemptions to me saying “you’re not like most Catholics” then it’s an even bigger slap in the face. Then again, morals have long eroded in much of the previous generation and this one that to be seen with morals nowadays, implies you are a lunatic or have an ulterior motive.