Ugh, I'm tired. Just...
Okay so I'm talking with my little brother's friend who is a 19 year old lesbian Catholic. I asked her why she's Catholic and she fed me the same trite crap I had be reciting all my years as a Catholic.
I asked her some of the questions that led to my own spiritual rejection and it led to a debate.
That is neither here nor there though.
I'm here to write about this moronic "miracle" she and my brother both brought up and defended.
"WARSAW, Poland — Roman Catholics in Poland gathered Sunday for a special Mass celebrating what they see as a miracle"
What could it be? No one in Poland has cancer? A sudden windfall of inexplicable good will between neighbors? It's gotta be good right? Poland made a pope!
"the appearance on a communion wafer of a dark spot that they are convinced is part of the heart of Jesus."
Read the article, basically someone dropped a communion wafer and it got dirty, two unnamed "medical doctors" declare it as heart tissue.
I don't even need to tear this apart for you guys, but I basically declared bullshit to the two of them, basically this:
Me: So God is so desperate for attention that when some broad in Warsaw drops a Jes-it on the floor he decides to put a heart in the wafer, but he can't or won't cure actual heart disease.
Girl: Well people suffer because of sin--
Me: Yes, they suffer, not because of sin, but because that's how life is. There is no god, and what I can't understand is how you can look at what is essentially nothing more that a parlor trick slight of hand and declare that it validates your worship of a god who ignores you...unless what you are praying for is completely useless to mankind.
Girl: He sent his son to suffer and die--
Me: For rules HE made up on the fly! He makes the rules of sin and forgiveness and HE decides that the only way we can ever be free is with a blood sacrifice?
Girl: Well I'm Catholic.
Me: So was I.