bernard97 wrote:quixotical wrote:Na_Swatch wrote:Seriously, if you're not a flame quixotical you're going to have to do better than such blanket and unsupported assertions or else you're going to be torn apart on law school exams.
Even at my very liberal school in the NE such phrases as, "I said that Catholics are against gay-marriage and pro-choice, and I view those stances as being human rights violations" will get you laughed out of class.
Are you serious? You must not be Catholic, because all Catholics know that the Pope's word = God's word. The Pope says gay-marriage is sinful, birth control is sinful, and abortion is sinful. Whether or not individual Catholics decide to ignore the Pope/cherry-pick beliefs they are most comfortable with is a different story. But Catholicism is not like different branches of Protestants, where you have a wider interpretation of religious texts. The Pope's word is God's word. End of story.
Catholic /= Roman Catholic
And once again, members of the ROMAN catholic church can still be liberal. Its not like they kick you out for not agreeing with everything the pope says, and you can still identify yourself as catholic
But I could be excommunicated! Unless I buy me some indulgences first...
Yes, Roman Catholics can be liberal; they may suffer from cognitive dissonance, but whatever.