Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Are You a Liberal Weenie?

Many 'Catholics' that I've run across lately seem to be just religious versions of the left wing nut jobs you can find readily available in the secular world. But the funny thing is, many of these Catholics don't even seem to know that they are liberal. It's also interesting that no conservative ever denies or doesn't know that he or she is a conservative. Yet liberals so often think that they are moderate or 'progressive' even when they're a flaming left winger. So I came up with a little test (especially for Catholics) to know if you're a 'liberal weenie'. Feel free to add your own if I forgot some.

If you've ever said "im neither conservative or liberal" or "it doenst matter if you're conservative or liberal"...

ya might be a liberal weenie.

If you think that Jesus' ministry was focused mainly on social equality of all classes, races and genders...

ya might be a liberal weenie.

If you've ever protested or publically denounced the war in Iraq yet suprisingly didnt seem to have any problems with the Kosovo war...

ya might be a liberal weenie.

If you think that a strict rejection of the death penalty in every case is an infallible dogma of the Catholic Church but prohibitions against contraception and women ordination are up for discussion...

ya might be a liberal weenie.

If you make fun of Christians in the Intelligent Design movement and defend the integrity of Kung, Sobrino, Ray Brown etc...

ya might be a liberal weenie.

If you read the early Church fathers and Scripture by testing them with modern scholarship instead of the other way around...

ya might be .... scratch that, you ARE a liberal weenie.

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

Okay, you got me laughing. We lived in Massachussets for a number of years and every Catholic I knew was a liberal democrat by BIRTH. Yes, they were 'born' that way. They lived family-oriented, moral lives, but they voted democrat everytime because that's what they'd always done. Of course, you can see what's happened to MA, which I attribute to that mindset.

Michael said...

Is the ad hominem "liberal weenie" really necessary? That is not the way to start a dialogue. It sounds immature and lacks a certain professional scholaticism. What is the opposite of a "liberal weenie," a "conservative jerk?" I'm just asking...Mike

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

Is liberal weenie really necessary? No. Was your response necessary? no. Helpful? no. Whats your point?

If 'Liberal weenie' is immature then isnt 'conservative jerk' also immature? I'm just asking...

FYI, I took that phrase from a talk show host in the 90s. (He was a liberal and used the term to refer to himself)...

And does this really look like a post trying to start dialogue with liberals and or acheive new levels of "professional scholasticism"? I'm not a professional at any rate. I'm an amateur (even have a badge that says so on the left side bar)!

Carolina Cannonball said...

Tim has a snarky side. nice.

Michael said...

That was my point!!! Stop name calling.

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

Wait let me add one more:

If you get really defensive at the idea of anything negative being used in close proximity with the word 'liberal'...

Ya might be... a liberal... individual. Happy?

Anonymous said...

Whoa...is this Fr. Raymond Brown, the renowned biblical scholar? I thought he was good...

Or did I just prove your point? (But at least I'm reading your blog...that's gotta be worth a few conservative points!)

Johnny Vino said...

If you own a copy of "Wounded Healer" by Henri Nouwen, you are most certainly a liberal weenie...
...and a dork.