Monday, March 8, 2010

Religion and the Media


Robert Royal comments on media ignorance of religion:

Are Catholics callous fanatics? Do we only care about esoteric moral questions and neglect obvious ways of helping our neighbor?
Before you start laughing, take a second to look at the proposition squarely. Suppose you were a secularist hanging around with like-minded people. The only time you’d hear anything about Catholics, or Christianity, is when a culture war issue erupts, like abortion or gay marriage, or the priestly abuse scandal. The countercultural message on the first two looks connected, in our sex-obsessed world, to the last one.
If you haven’t take the trouble to learn otherwise – and who does these days? – you’d think that these are all indications of hopeless Catholic stick-in-the-mud Puritanism and its evil predatory offspring.
Read the whole piece here.

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