Tina Beattie, Professor of being Catholic

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, I went to a concert with a strange orchestra. The news, whatever it is, is of course terrible. Wasn’t Jesus just great. And I’d just like to add lots of words like peace, courage, hope, justice, dignity. Jumble them all together and you get what sounds like a thought.


6 thoughts on “Tina Beattie, Professor of being Catholic

  1. “add lots of words like peace, courage, hope, justice, dignity. Jumble them all together and you get what sounds like a thought.”

    That pretty much sums it up. One hot mess.


  2. Human rights* would be such a good idea for the RCC. When does Prof Beattie think they’ll be adopted?

    sorry, TIna, the right to protect offenders from the law doesn’t exist.


  3. 48 members of the UN voted in favour of the Universal Declaration including China. Two didn’t vote and the 8 abstaining were the USSR and all its Eastern European satellites, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, who said it violated Sharia law. As the UDHR sprang from western secular and liberal values it isn’t surprising that there have been disagreements about its applicability to all societies with their religious and cultural differences.
    The Catholic Church has opposed parts of several later linked treaties such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as from their perspective, what greater violation of a child’s rights could there be than to deprive it of life.
    Right to freedom of religion will always be a problem when many of those who espouse that right want to retain it so they can impose their belief in the supernatural on you.


  4. As PaulT says, the RCC is on very thin ice when it starts talking about human rights.

    For a change, Tina Beattie didn’t tell us how wonderful the Pope is. Odd, that, because I thought he was supposed to be all for human rights; or, at any rate, he’s made some statements that could be interpreted that way. Perhaps Tina’s Papal Quote Generator has broken.

    In fact we didn’t get much of a faith-based perspective at all this morning, apart from Jesus telling us not to be afraid. Well, the Jesus character is made to say a whole lot of other things, many of which the likes of Tina Beattie steer well clear of. Whether it’s telling his listeners to hate and disown their families, or threatening unbelievers with everlasting punishment, or even just promising to return within the lives of his listeners and not doing so, the overall picture is a very long way from Gentle Jesus, meek and mild. Just as well that he probably didn’t exist, then.


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