Saturday, October 3, 2015

where "aberration" challenges "aberration"

Krysztof Charamsa
A Polish Roman Catholic priest who has "been a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - which is tasked with defending Church doctrine" has come out of the closet and been slapped down by the church he belongs to:
In an interview with the Corriere Della Sera, Mr Charamsa, said: "It's time the Church opened its eyes and realised that offering gay believers total abstinence from a life of love is inhuman.
"I also know that I will have to give up the ministry," he added, but said he felt he had a duty towards sexual minorities to come out.
The Vatican, for its part, said Krysztof Charamsa could no longer work at the Vatican or pontifical universities and added:
The decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the synod assembly to undue media pressure.
Charamsa has an understandable impetus to speak out for sexual minorities since he professes himself to be homosexual. But the echoes of his observation about the "inhumanity" of current doctrine spills ipso facto into the world of the sexual majority. Abstinence from a "life of love" is hardly limited by the objects of affection.

One man's "aberration" challenging another man's "aberration" -- what happens when the word "aberration" is expunged from scenarios in which no one is hurt

PS. I wonder if Christians consider "the immortal soul," a creation destined for heaven or hell I imagine they imagine, sexual by definition? Can it have a sexual identity? If it has an identity, can it be immortal? I don't plan to lose any sleep over it, but I do wonder when vast reaches are constrained into bite-sized morsels.

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