Skip to comments.This may be a first! A Unitarian vs. Catholic debate
Posted on 05/29/2010 1:58:48 PM PDT by NYer
On my last "Open Line" radio show (Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET), I took a call from Ben, a pleasant and well-spoken Unitarian fellow who took the Catholic Church to task for its "divisiveness" on issues such as abortion and homosexuality. We had a friendly but animated 15-minute debate of his opinion. Take a listen and see what you think. (Click the picture to launch the audio.)
There’s a Seinfeld joke in here somewhere.
Ugh. I can’t stand Unitarians. At least the ones I’ve known. So smug, elitist, and self-righteous.
Unitarians are a joke. They shouldn’t be a church. Bunch of liberal morons.
The Church Of Anything Goes!
Unitarian Universalism seem have evolved to become Nihilism in religious form
Like Flip Wilson’s Church of What’s Happening Now.
A unitarian minister, a Catholic proest and a Jewish rabbi were having lunch and discussing when life begins.
The Catholic said "life begins at the moment of conception." The Unitarian said, "Well I believe that life begins when the fetus starts to take shape and form." The rabbi says, "Listen. Life begins when the dog dies and the kids go to college!"
Unitarians’ High Holy Day is the Sunday before any election. The next Sunday before an election, pick the nearest Unitarian church near you and you’ll notice the attendance is 4+ times its normal size. I’ve pondered attending that Sunday just to get an insight into their last minute election plans for their liberal candidates. They are also annoying drivers in foo foo cars with preachy little bumper stickers all over the place.
That t-shirt is a classic
In a Unitarian church I always feel like I am observing a throwback to paganism - a rather creepy feeling
All Hail Dag Hammarskjold!
What do you get when you cross a Unitarian with a Jehovah’s Witness?
Someone who comes and knocks on your door for no reason.
Why would I want or need to listen to a Unitarian on anything?
No, that would be the Latvian Orthodox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVMjJiTjgxU
A priest, a rabbi, and a Unitarian minister walk into a bar.
The bartender takes one look at them and says: “What is this? Some kind of a joke?!”
When the klan gets mad at a Unitarian, they burn a question mark on his lawn.
You said The world is going back to Paganism. Oh bright
Vision! I saw our dynasty in the bar of the House
Spill from their tumblers a libation to the Erinyes,
And Leavis with Lord Russell wreathed in flowers, heralded with flutes,
Leading white bulls to the cathedral of the solemn Muses
To pay where due the glory of their latest theorem.
Hestias fire in every flat, rekindled, burned before
The Lardergods. Unmarried daughters with obedient hands
Tended it. By the hearth the white-armd venerable mother
Domum servabat, lanam faciebat. Duly at the hour
Of sacrifice their brothers came, silent, corrected, grave
Before their elders; on their downy cheeks easily the blush
Arose (it is the mark of freemens children) as they trooped,
Gleaming with oil, demurely home from the palaestra or the dance.
Walk carefully, do not wake the envy of the happy gods,
Shun Hubris. The middle of the road, the middle sort of men,
Are best. Aidos surpasses gold. Reverence for the aged
Is wholesome as seasonable rain, and for a man to die
Defending the city in battle is a harmonious thing.
Thus with magistral hand the Puritan Sophrosune
Cooled and schooled and tempered our uneasy motions;
Heathendom came again, the circumspection and the holy fears . . .
You said it. Did you mean it? Oh inordinate liar, stop!
Or did you mean another kind of heathenry?
Think, then, that under heaven-roof the little disc of the earth,
Fortified Midgard, lies encircled by the ravening Worm.
Over its icy bastions faces of giant and troll
Look in, ready to invade it. The Wolf, admittedly, is bound;
But the bond will break, the Beast run free. The weary gods,
Scarred with old wounds, the one-eyed Odin, Tyr who has lost a hand,
Will limp to their stations for the last defence. Make it your hope
To be counted worthy on that day to stand beside them;
For the end of man is to partake of their defeat and die
His second, final death in good company. The stupid, strong
Unteachable monsters are certain to be victorious at last,
And every man of decent blood is on the losing side.
Take as your model the tall women will yellow hair in plaits
Who walked back into burning houses to die with men,
Or him who as the death spear entered into his vitals
Made critical comments on its workmanship and aim.
Are these the Pagans you spoke of? Know your betters and crouch, dogs;
You that have Vichy-water in your veins and worship the event,
Your goddess History (whom your fathers called the strumpet Fortune).
---C. S. Lewis
. . . sorry, couldn't help it! If the Unitarians actually WERE pagans, they would be the better for it.
Good for the Unitarians.
Given the attention the Catholics get from an average Protestant pastor, you’d think there would be a good debate on that going at every Protestant church every week. I guess chest beating about faithfullness to the scripture is easier when there is no opponent present.