Christianity Admin on 05 Jan 2007 06:28 am
This link appeared in the WWGHA forums yesterday:
The story is simple. According to the article: “At Sunday Mass on New Year’s Eve morning, five officers sprinkled through the congregation, backed by 10 hidden cameras, spotted MacCaline pocketing offering money, Cary police Capt. Dave Wulff said Wednesday. He said they found a $20 bill in his pocket that police planted after recording its serial numbers.” [It takes 5 officers and ten hidden cameras to catch a guy who steals $20???]
Why were the police there? According to the article: “The Sunday before Christmas, a parishioner told Monsignor Tim O’Connor, the church pastor, that it looked as though MacCaline might have pocketed money from the collection baskets, Wulff said. From where he stood facing the congregation, O’Connor also thought he saw something suspicious as the offering was collected, and he contacted police a few days later, Wulff said. O’Connor, [was] named pastor of the church in July 2005 after serving as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh.”
With the post came three insightful questions:
- Question 1: Why not pray about the thefts, rather than calling the cops?
- Question 2: Why not offer forgiveness, instead of arrest?
- Question 3: WWJD?
WWJD indeed. Jesus, of course, would offer forgiveness. And Jesus would not pass an offering plate. Jesus was crystal clear on this, making a number of statements like this one found in Matthew 6:19: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” And don’t forget Matthew 19:21: “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Jesus would be entirely repulsed with the Catholic church and its horded riches. See this article for details.
Forum member cMarie also offered this: “They call in the police for theft from the collection plate, but did they ever call the police for the molestation of children? No! They just moved them (perverted priests) to another parish. You can do a lot of things, but YOU BETTER NOT MESS WITH THEIR MONEY!”
So true. And so utterly unlike Jesus. The fact that the Catholic church completely ignores Jesus perfectly demonstrates the delusion that is religion.
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