Why is a so-called news anchor mouthing off about her personal opinions on the future of the Catholic Church?
Why does she think anyone cares?
How can anyone be so narcissistic as to believe that a 2,000 year-old religious institution should conform to her beliefs? Newsflash: That's not how religion works.
But that is what she seems to believe...
Yes, Erin, because the Pope has the power to override Christ and the Bible when it comes to choosing what is and is not sin. "Oh, wait," Pope Francis could simply say. "Have all the sex you want with whomever you want. Looks like we were wrong on that one."
I'll let Right Sphere take it from here:
I just could not agree with [Erin Burnett] more. If the Catholic Church wants me as a member, I have several demands. It’s time to quit bitterly clinging to 2,000 years of teaching and tradition, based on what they believe to be Holy Scriptures. It’s 2013, time to bend to the will of things I’ve read in magazines the past few years.
Want to hear a hot one, Erin? One of the primary reasons I converted to Catholicism three years ago was because of my respect for a wonderful priest who just happened to be very liberal. We agreed on nothing and frequently those beliefs were part of his Sunday homily. But he's not only the one who baptized me into the Church, my wife and I were honored to have him remarry us that same year.
Silly me, I should've pulled an Erin Burnett and withheld my membership until he changed his views. In fact, I should've held out until the Church itself woke up and embraced free market captitalism. But I guess I'm just a little too tolerant and think it might actually be healthy to be made uncomfortable when my ideas are challenged every once in a while.
But what else would we expect from Burnett? Apparently her all-about-me narcissism doesn't stop at religious faith. It also extends to her personal life.
In a 2008 interview with Men's Health titled 8 Ways to Impress Me, Burnett revealed an astonishing shallowness. Even HuffPo called the interview "breathtaking in its vapidity."
Any guy who can plan a trip to an exotic locale, such as Mongolia, Mozambique or Papua New Guinea, would impress me . . .You could unlock my heart by allowing me to dream up my next trip. I love to travel and hope to eventually set foot in 100 countries . . . Family is important to me, so round-trip business-class tickets to Australia and New Zealand for my parents would earn you big points in my book . . . I'd be impressed if you thought to send a yoga instructor to my apartment for private sessions . . . Hiring a personal chef to prepare meals for the few nights a week I am home would be unforgettable . . . A long weekend spa getaway for my sisters and me would be perfection.
Want to know what impresses me? Objective and unbiased journalists who don't sucker punch those of us who actually are open-minded enough to love an imperfect Church that doesn't conform to our views on everything.
Is this the new CNN or MSNBC-lite?
P.S. Please read The Right Sphere's full post.
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