Catholic Blogger Loves Penn Jillette For Wrong Reasons

***In the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that one of the characters in this post once hosted a conversation where I was told I was “impersonating” a man of God.  In their opinion, no clergy person who isn’t Catholic is actually a clergy person.  I was bringing disgrace to God and his REAL church.  I’ve had a sour taste in my mouth ever since – when it comes to the Catholic Church.

The Facebook page for posted a link to a South African blogger who wrote an article about how Penn Jillette put the screws to Piers Morgan.  Morgan claims to be a Catholic.  Since he doesn’t agree with ALL church doctrine, Mark Cogitates (the blogger) believes he might be something else – but he’s not Catholic.  At that point, then, he’s probably not even a Christian (as pre-Vatican II Catholics are want to believe).

The funny part of his little blog post is that he counts on the arguments of a prominent atheist – Penn Jillette – to bolster his point.  Why is this funny?  Because, the only way a Catholic would count on the logic of an Atheist is if it helps their argument.

It’s kind of like how the Catholic Church is pro-life – until it effects their bottom-line.  We know that based upon the malpractice suit from Colorado, where the Church argued that a fetus wasn’t a person – so they could avoid a hefty monetary judgement.

As you can easily see, the church will use whatever it can to save them money and win an argument.  Here’s the video evidence:

Jillette – who is well-versed in the Catholic faith – was taking the Catholic Church line when it comes to the teachings of the church being unchangeable.  His argument was made tongue-in-cheek, as his objective was to demonstrate how ridiculous the beliefs of the church are, but he argued them very well.

Then, some Catholic blogger sees this video and decides that this particular Atheist’s argument lines up enough with my own that I’m gonna use it.

It is just more evidence that the Catholic Church’s line is to use whatever it can to make itself look strong and blameless – or save it money.

I welcome your comments and questions.

2 comments on “Catholic Blogger Loves Penn Jillette For Wrong Reasons

  1. Diane Tesler
    March 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM #

    An institution that has amassed great wealth and power over the years, seeing its cloak of infallibility slip away. “Pay no attention to that man (men) behind the curtain!”

    • Chris Tiedeman
      March 12, 2013 at 6:04 PM #

      Yeah, did you see what they did in Colorado? They were being sued for malpractice in the death of a couple’s unborn baby, and the baby died. In order to avoid culpability, they claimed that unborn fetuses are not babies – and they shouldn’t be held financially responsible. It’s not good for them right now.

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