Sunday, September 23, 2012

When Catholics hate America

For the record, I don't know who Hezekiah Garrett is.  It may just be a name picked to use in internet discussions.  It could be a real name.  But whoever it is, the individual, who claims to be of American Indian heritage, hates, and I mean hates, the United States, especially the white, European, Protestant brand.  He pops up once in a while on Mark Shea's blog.  I've seen Mark scold him a couple times when he/she has gone over the top, though to date, Mark hasn't banned him or her.  Which is odd, since folks have  been kicked off Mark's blog for saying things far less bigoted or hateful. I've often wondered about that.

It was Garrett who featured prominently in my post some time ago about Catholics who embrace murder, evil, and all manner of vile sins that cry out to God for vengeance, particularly when such sin is aimed at America.  As I've mentioned, in the worldwide global Catholic Church, there are those out there who hate, and I mean hate, the United States.  There are many who certainly don't bear any real love for our country, and are willing to give the benefit of the doubt to any who hate, and even kill, "our ilk".

No real moral to a story or anything.  Just an observation.  Hatred is wrong.  Hating people and excusing their slaughter, or dismissing the seriousness of said people being killed because of deeply help prejudice and bigotry is wrong.  That even applies to those Catholics who hold deep and abiding hatred for the United States and its people, whether living in the US or abroad.  A reflection from a post that brought untold debate and loathing of the US over the profound debate as to whether or not Jon Stewart is a comedian, or a comedian with an agenda.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing to me how much of the internet has come to be explained since I read about the monkeysphere. At some point, we all end up dehumanizing someone(s). It's not just our sinful natures, but our brains themselves that make it hard to overcome this. Heck, even the author who wrote that article ended up doing it a couple of times in later articles.


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