Some of you may be thinking: "Thom, chill out, everyone knows this is a joke."
Well not so fast - we look at this proposal and find it preposterous, but plenty of people watch this and receive yet another confirmation of their ingrained opinion - frequently reinforced by pop culture - that the Catholic Church is a bunch of selfish hypocrites who use Christianity as a way of lining their fur-coat vestments.
So my last point is for Fr. Martin, who writes that Silverman "is on to something - like Jesus was":
I, and every serious Catholic, don't need Sarah Silverman telling us we need to do more as individuals and as a Church to feed the poor. However, Sarah Silverman and most everyone who listens to her, needs to know that the Church is attempting - to the best of its ability and despite all its human failings - to live out the gospel mandate of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry.
(A little example might help here, if Silverman promised to match the charitable output of the Church dollar-for-dollar in its care and feeding of the poor, she would be bankrupt in a couple days. And that's just a guess. Maybe she would be bankrupt sooner.)
So no, Sarah Silverman doesn't have a point. The Church has a point - it has the truth.
That's what we should be talking about.
I realize papists don't need to hear these truths from me, but when your friend or co-worker asks you, "so what do you think about that Sarah Silverman video?" ... you know what I have to say about it.
Answer Sarah Silverman, Teach the World.
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Originally posted at: AmericanPapist.com
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|Published by: Errol De Sa|
|Date: 2011-02-01 06:11:49|
|Indeed well said Thomas N. Peters a perfect respone to
Sarah Silverman & others who share her opinion.
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