Nancy "Total Failure" "Pope" Pelosi is the only politician to qualify for TWO nicknames in this blog--fully deserving both of them. As far as I know, Pelosi still professes to be a Catholic, but see the quote from her aat the end of this entry (a quote which repudiates the whole rationale of the Catholic Church, and ANY organized religion). Her appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday shows she is not only NOT a Catholic, but is willing to LIE about the religion (or is so stupid that she is incapable of knowing what the truth is).
Nancy "Pope" Pelosi was asked about Barack "World" Obama's statement that he did not have any idea when human life began, since that was a question "above his pay grade". See the entries in the blog last week. WHY is infanticide a crime, then? WHY do BOTH parents not have the "right to choose" AFTER the baby is born (since there is no scientific doubt that the SAME creature exists right before the umblilical cord is cut as after the umbilical cord is cut). Nope. Pelosi was not asked THOSE questions, but the answer to the question she was asked was revealing enough.
Do you consider yourself a monster? Does Pelosi consider herself a monster? Did Thomas Jefferson consider himself a monster for owning slaves? Of course not, and overall very few people are monsters (I admit to doubts about Pelosi). Mon-monsters can believe in, and do, monstrous things. It is a monstrous thing to believe that killing a newborn baby is infanticide, but that it is a matter of "choice" to kill that SAME creature the instant before it is born. There is certainly no LOGIC to that position, but you won't believe how Pelosi tried to justify herself.
There is FIRST the problem that if you DON'T KNOW whether you are committing MURDER, what business do you have doing it, or does society have allowing you to do it? Since Pelosi is not smart enough to even see this problem, she did not address it.
What she did was to expand upon Obama's monstrous assertion with even more monstrous assertions of her own (more monstrous because they were lies). She repeated the assertion that people throughout history have disagreed on when life begins. People throughout history have disagreed on lots of things. They have disagreed on slavery. They have disagreed on polygamy. They have disagreed on incest (accepted in ancient Egypt, where Cleopatra married her brother--before killing him). Interestingly enough, they have NOT disagreed on homosexual marriage, which has NEVER been accepted in ALL of human history. However, Pelosi went further and said that she had STUDIED the subject, and that the CATHOLIC CHURCH has never determined when human life begins.
What can you say about a woman like that? Stupid? Dishonest? Pope (in her own mind)? Certainly all of those.
Who sets the position of the Catholic Church on doctrine? Is it Nancy Pelosi? Nope. It is the POPE. Further, when the Pope puts on his "infallible" hat, he is speaking the Word of God--he cannot be wrong. What has the Pope said on when life begins, as the OFFICIAL position on DOCTRINE of the Catholic Church? Right. Everyone BUT Pelosi knows that it is the official position of the Catholic Church that life begins at conception.
Pelosi said that St. Augustine suggested that human life (soul) begins at 3 months (WHY is infanticide a crime?). I have no idea whether St. Augustine really said that, and what ELSE he may have said on the subject (as I am certain Pelosi does not, being interested only in pro-abortion propanda). But so what. Pelosi seems to be saying that if ANY Catholic theologian has contradicted official church doctrine, then there is NO "position" on the subject on the part of the Church. In what FANTASY world does this woman live?
Oh, that is not the end. Pelosi goes on to suggest that the anti-abortion people (translation here: the CATHOLIC CHURCH) worry just as much about contraception as abortion--another outright LIE. But why keep going? The woman DOES believe in a religion: the religion of LEFTISTFEMINISM. She believes in no other religion, although she is willing to speak FOR the Catholic Church (misrepresenting it).
Do you doubt me on this (you really are a FOOL, aren't you)? Consider what Pelosi said when asked about the Catholic movement to religiously SANCTION Catholic politicians who vote and speak in favor of abortion (which means, despite Pelosi, that they are contradicting their own religion). Here is what Pelosi said:
" I believe that my position on choice is one that is consistent with my Catholic upbringing, which said that every person has a free will and has the responsibility to live their own lives in a way that they would have to account for in the end."
I could not have said it better myself, as to why I am an AGNOSTIC, as Pelosi clearly is (at least as to organized religion). You can't say something like the above and still claim to believe in ANY organized religion. "Free will" (as to whether to accept church doctrine)? "Responsibility to live their own lives"? This woman goes beyond me. Like most leftists, she does not LIKE religion--regards it as an actual evil thing when it contradicts HER. I have no coubt that this woman is really an anti-religious BIGOT (which I am not)
I have mentioned before the question my college philosophy professor asked: Is something right because God says so, or does God say so because it is right." This is less profound than it sounds, since to a truly religious person God is the SOURCE of all goodness and right. So the question is nonsense. However, if you believe--as I do--that the essence of the human mind is to develop its OWN conclusions, rather than accept dictatorial instructions from God, then the question becomes crucial. Nancy Pelosi obviously believes as I do, although I think with less tolerance for people who believe differently. She is just DISHONEST about it (even to herself?).
Yes, this philosophy means that it does not much matter to me whether God exists, because He has to CONVINCE me of right and wrong anyway, on a case by case basis. You will not that Pelosi clearly feels the same way--incompatible with ANY organized religion. It . is not enough for me, orPelosi, that God says so.
What is funny is that God has convinced me (if you want to look at it that way) more successfully than He seems to have convinced MOST CHRISTIANS in the U.S., in areas of morality where the church to which these people belong has a position. I don't "believe in" premarital sex. I think that is still the position of most Christian faiths in this country, but not of most Christians. I vehemently oppose abortion. I don't believe society should APPROVE homosexual conduct. And so on. IN short, on right and wrong I pretty much believe, on other than directly religious questions, the same as FUNDAMENTALIST Christian churches. Yet, on religion itself I think I am pretty much in tune with what members of "liberal" churches REALLY believe--not to mention people, like Pelosi, who profess to belong to relatively conservative churches, but don't really believe. Do you understand why I RESPECT "fundamentalist" Christians who LIVE their religion (or try to), even if I am not comfortable with their fiath. At the same time, I do NOT respect the people who believe the same as I do (really) on religion, but PRETEND otherwise.
Ironic, isn't it. But there is nothing ironic about the stupidity of Nancy Pelosi, She is a national disgrace.