Monday, February 11, 2008
i had a thought today
All church services used to be
conducted in Latin. This was problematic because the people had no idea what the scriptures actually said, they were being told by often corrupt priests what the bible contained. This resulted in priests and bishops fleecing their congregations out of money, making them do things that did not suit their interests etc.
Finally, the vatican decided to allow priests to perform services in local languages, allowing churchgoers to read the Bible for themselves for the first time.
Today, I feel like much of the world has reverted to this pre-reformation churchgoing. People who consider themselves devout have no conception of what the Bible actually says, that's why they sway back and forth in their giant auditoriums like braying mules , spewing vitriolic garbage about gay marriage and abortion.
The key distinction is that now, people submit to this bastardization of their faiths willingly, even joyfully. They have a choice, and they choose not to exercise it, preferring to be told what to think and what they think. And they should be ashamed of themselves.