March 11, 2009


A rather spirited debate with yours truly going on over at JUSTINESPIRED. A very classy looking and interesting local blog.

Check it out and dip your toes in the water.

How Thomas Aquanis and the Egyptian god Horus got drug into an post about a Catholic movie, I'm still not sure how.......but it's been fun.


Justine said...

You know perfectly well how it got there. You started it. ;)

Justine said...

Oh, and just to clarify: it's not a overtly "Catholic movie," although I would say it doesn't contradict Catholic teaching in any way. It's more a "religious" perspective on the meaning of life. For example, they use interviews with a rabbi and a Muslim cleric, as well as a priest.

The main message of the documentary, I think, is that life is good, and all human beings have dignity and worth. Even the most unfortunate among us (i.e. homeless on the streets of NY, handicapped children in extreme poverty, forgotten dying lepers in Africa). I'm guessing you wouldn't disagree with that conclusion.

Lemmy Caution said...

Ok, the movie itself may not be "overtly Catholic", but the production company most assuredly is.

I wouldn't disagree with those sentiments for the most part, although there are people that test the limits of those beliefs.

Justine said...

Meaning? Like who?

Lemmy Caution said...

Take your pick.

Let's say somebody who rapes a child. Or how about the jackass who walked into a church last week and opened fire with a shotgun?

I know that the church may teach some kind or forgiveness for everybody…..

I just think there are some crimes that would strip a person of their "dignity and worth".

Justine said...

The crimes would strip them of their rights in society (they would be incarcerated) but not their inherent dignity and worth. They must be punished, but they are still human beings.

Forgiveness does not mean you forgo the consequences of your actions.

Lemmy Caution said...

Guess I'm just of the opinion that some crimes do strip them of their dignity and worth.

I would agree that people like John Wayne Gaycy or Oliver O'Grady are Human Beings in the literal sense, but monsters with little worth in a modern society.