Saturday, October 1, 2016

Trafficking in prejudice and talking pious words

The Clinton Trump show seems to becoming more ludicrous every day.

What's happening?

USA Today and the Arizona Republic are just two of the many Republican US newspapers that have sensationally endorsed Clinton for the upcoming election.

USA Today writes of Trump: "He is erratic.... He is ill-equipped to be commander-in-chief.... He traffics in prejudice.... He's a serial liar."

There is a 'hatred' about in the world that seems to be showing its fangs in so many places.

And it's alive and well in the churches too.

Within the churches maybe it has something to do with the reality that people simply don't talk openly and honestly with each other? Maybe it is the same reality in the world at large?

But within the churches sometimes a nonsensical pious language fills pauses or covers up cracks. But all it does is add to the fractures.

What happens when people, when Christians, end up 'trafficking in prejudice'? And that's exactly what seems to be happening in the Catholic Church today.

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