The Catholic Church has one of the bloodiest and jacked up histories of all time, yet people continue to prop it up as if it’s the standard by which we should live our lives.
Over time it’s changed it’s stand on a variety of things:
The terminology is somewhat different; in the Church we would not speak of doctrine changing, but developing. In other words, the foundational principle does not change, but the teachings extrapolated from that principle may change as we learn more.
What this really means is the Catholic Church will change according to what society demands whether it’s right or wrong. What this proves is that the Catholic Church has no balls when it comes to standing up for it’s laws and standards.
Historically, one of the most prominent examples of the Church changing its teaching was in the matter of usury, or charging interest on loans. The early Church forbad interest on loans, much in the same way Islam does today. But the teaching was eventually softened to state that exorbitant interest was forbidden. Unfortunately, “exorbitant” was never defined, so in effect the teaching was reversed, with sad effects on our economy today. Read more…
In other words, the Catholic Church capitulated to the Jews since they’re really big on that whole usury thing.
Initially you couldn’t marry a non Catholic. Now you can. Initially average people could “drink from the cup” at communion, then only priests, then back to free for all wine drinking. The bible says women can’t be priest. These days you see many who are. Divorce is BAD! Today? Not so much. Pop Francis also wants to change “archaic” Catholic laws such as priests being able to marry.
Now guess what guys? Catholics want to lift the ban on sexual deviancy!
Two leading bishops from the Church of England say it’s “time to change the church” and reconsider interpretations of the Bible which condemn homosexuality as a sin.
RT Rev. Paul Bayes,Bishop of Liverpool, says he has been “profoundly changed” by encounters with lesbian and gay Christians in recent years, including within his own family.
He says the “hard fact is that the Church has played, and still plays, no small part in bruising and breaking” LGBT Christians.
“I wanted to express my sorrow to this small and faithful congregation for the way in which Christians treated them,” he said.
“I have come to believe that we need to change the Church.
“My views on the few explicit biblical texts on ‘homosexual practice’ are open not closed – particularly as we continue to engage with the dialogue between texts and contexts.” Read more…
The Catholic Church isn’t going to hell in a hand-basket. It’s already there.