Re: BILL MAHER, FIRED
by Nicole F. - Posted Wed April 16, 2008 @ 2:36 PM
Well, I'm a Catholic and I say that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Yeah, it bothers me when someone says that about my religion and I'm tired of dealing with stereotypes and being insulted by other Christians because of my faith.
The amount of pedophiles who happen to be priests is rather low, though that doesn't make it any less acceptable. This has been a problem for as long as priests have been restricted from marrying and finally the Church is owning up to its past. But I'm just tired of people villifying the entire Church on the actions of a few. We still have a long way to go, though, in paying for our mistakes.
I personally think that priests should be allowed to marry. Then we would have more priests and I think the overall "mood" of the Church would lighten. I think people don't like us because we are so big. Up until a few weeks ago, we were the largest body of organized religion. Now, it's Islam that is the largest.
I do agree with many of his views, but when it comes to his hate of organized religion, I really think he pushes the boundaries. It's one thing to be critical...he just seems to promote overall hate. Whenever he starts into religion, I just change the channel.