That is the thing, Chelsea...you haven't read the whole thread and then you accuse me of perhaps saying something about people that isn't true...I know it is true and it is an example for how this govt. control of everything doesn't work and how it is not right for govt. to take money that doesn't belong to them to give to people for drugs, alcohol, sex, abortion, etc. against what might be their conscience. James started the idea for the whole thread when he implied to me privately that the liberals do the "safety net" better. I started this thread to show this isn't true. Right now anyway, the republican party who also does the social programs is fighting more for prolife causes and to cut waste. Liberals kill babies....period...they support physician assisted suicide and the culture of death in so many ways and they support waste and programs that force us to pay for birth control. In other words, you simply cannot be democrat and be Catholic. My point started by saying that I do not think liberals help the unfortunate more than republicans. I don't even know where you were coming from when you begain your "admonishing", but yea, since I am on here fighting for life and faith, it was probably not coming from a good place.
When Martin Luther left the faith, he redefined it to help him feel better about his inadequacies. People still do this today. Redefining faith and theology to affirm oneself. What I have figured out is this is what we do...we redefine to affirm ourselves...the thing is I don't want to be influenced by Catholics that do this and I don't want them speaking for me. Lately, I wonder if being on here and posting does any good whatsoever....is it helping me...is it helping anyone else? I used to learn a lot from fellow Catholics...the really spiritual ones like Jerry. Lately it seems all I hear from the people on here is scandal and I think it is hurting my faith....perhaps because I've been on the political thread too much. Perhaps it is time to take a break. I am passionate about supporting prolife and it is hard enough to hear noncatholics devalue it much less Catholics....they rationalize and redefine by saying they don't support it, so it is OK if they support someone who does support it...but it isn't and deep down we all know this.