April 21, 2005
The selection of the new pope and the reaction by liberal Catholics and the big media are instructive.
One doesn’t have to be catholic or subscribe to catholic doctrine to see what is going on.
The world wants a church, or God, only if it -- and he -- ratifies what we want to do.
If God is against sexual immorality, we are against God.
If God doesn’t like divorce, then we don’t like God.
If God won’t bless our plans for our lives, then we won’t bless God, won’t attend church or read his word and we will say bad things about him.
If God and the church rubber stamp our plans for our lives, then we will say he is o.k., even while we mostly continue to ignore him.
So, when this new pope says he will stick to his church’s teachings, beliefs and traditions, liberals become upset and apply word’s like “hard line” and “God’s rotweiler” and “arch-conservative.”
Anything to keep from discussing the main subject, which is, does objective truth exist?Does God exist and does he say anything we should hear?
That‘s the issue, but liberals and the media can’t handle it.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.