Years ago, I used to rant more. I used to rant a lot. A lot. Loudly. Frequently. Then I began to question my position and my posture.
So I began to rant less. I still believe in things, but I rant less. Words – they come with a form of responsibility. If I were going to carry on about conservatives. Republicans and so forth, often calling them names, I realized that I was irresponsible. Very.
People have called me duplicitous, cowardly and more. So be it. Hearing descriptive labels spat out like poison is foul no matter which side is being called out.
Now I am aware that while my friends on the left mock conservatives often, the use of the term liberal as an insult is common practice in many circles. Even – perhaps even more so, in Catholic circles. I hear it all the time where I work.
Then I saw this today. Anyone who utters the word “liberal” as if it were just the most ugly epithet bears some responsibility for what happened here.What have we become as a people?
For one and all, I’m talking to you fellow Catholics, who want to lecture the world about the dignity of all human life. If we continue to follow this narrow path, there is no dignity.