Sunday, December 13, 2009

Political Catholicism - SATIRE

Canadian Human Rights Commission Spoof

Blazing Cat Fur posted what follows as a fake revised policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. It is filled with wry humour, but subtle, or maybe not.

In my first comment to the piece, I asked BCF if this was real? I was dumb enough to look for it in Google, without seeing it for what it was, parody.

Good one, BCF. You were trying to see if the people that come to your site actually read what is here, and then think about it.

Great spoof. Too bad its humour is based on the truth that it contains.

The CHRC might not have said this, but they have surely thought it, and I thought that they were the thought police, in which case they should be policing their thoughts, but then they would have to think about what they were thinking and that would give them such a headache.

Besides, their job is policing our thoughts, not their own thoughts. At least that is what I think.

So, with no further thought, I am posting this as h/t from you, and hoping to see it go viral.

After all, it is the thought that counts.

Here is what Blazing Cat Fur posted:
Political Catholicism, at odds with Canadian values and the matrix of human rights

While the Canadian Human Rights Commission, despite all efforts of its enemies, continues to build a future for the Canadian people, while its work has succeeded in filling the Canadian people with new hope and joy, winning back for it the world's respect, an old enemy of the Canadian people is again raising it s head:

Understand us carefully here - we make a basic distinction between religious Catholicism and political Catholicism. We refuse to lump together religious and political Catholicism, particularly since we know that the overwhelming majority of Canadian Catholics have always rejected the evil machinations of Catholic politicians, just as the Highest Church dignitaries have done. Pope Leo XIII himself said:

"The misuse of religion for political purposes is the greatest sin."

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has proven that it is happy to grant the Church what the Church claims. Various levels of Canadian government entered into a series of Concordats with the Roman Catholic Church very early in the history of our nation. These agreements regulate relations between the two, stated rights and duties, and granted the Church wide-ranging privileges. It did this with confidence that the Church would respect the agreements and give clerics firm guidelines to stay away from any political activity, to be loyal to the Canadian government, and not to stick their noses in things that are not their concern, and that they do not understand.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission is not an Enemy of the Roman Catholic Church

Despite the fact that the Roman Catholic clergy has often taken a clear stand against human rights, despite the fat that even cardinals and bishops accepted and spread the silliest lies and slanders about the Canadian Human Rights Commission in more or less official statements, even adding to them, the Commission offered the hand of peace to the Roman Catholic Church. It has never been the Commission's intention or wish to unleash a battle intended to alienate the Canadian Catholic from his faith and Church.

As firm as the Commission must be in matters of the existence and future of the Canadian people in the political, economic, and cultural spheres, it is tolerant in the area of religion - as long as it is not forced to respond to churchly intolerance and ignorance. As long as the Roman Catholic Church stays within its boundaries, as long as it deals with the religious lives and experiences of its faithful, and as long as it does not interfere in the areas of politics, economics, and culture, those areas that the Commission and government reserves entirely to itself in the interests of the whole of the people, each church and religious group in Canada can conduct its activities unhindered and free of outside influence. We are and remain of the opinion that the honest affirmation to a religion by each Canadian will be respected, as long as it does not conflict with Canadian values of justice, morality, and customs and our continued effort to implement a balanced matrix of human rights in Canada.