Apr 17, 2006

Don't forget the other "communities"

No doubt you have spotted the propagandistic language manipulation and sheer phoniness in tying the word "community" to "gay," as in, "gay community."

"Community" is a word that sounds friendly and positive and has good connotations. Calling a bunch of people a community dignifies and legitimizes them.

For that matter, using the word "gay" instead of "homosexual" is another propagandistic language manipulation.

But the point is, why shouldn't we broaden the use of "community" to other groups?

We could say, "the fornicator community," for instance. Or "the adulterer community." "The self-abuse community." "The pornography-user community."

And why restrict "community" to people who commit or are obsessed by homosexual and sexual sins? Shouldn't we be fair to people who are enslaved by all the other sins, too? "The liar community." "The miser community." "The wrath community."

And shouldn't we also try to understand these communities, just as Cardinal Mahony's 2006 "Congress" keynote speaker Father Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., said we should try to understand homosexuals? We could ask our neighbors in the liar community what movies and books we should watch in order to understand their fixation with lying.

Well, as you can guess, the point of all this is that we have all sinned and fallen short, and we do not need "understanding" and manipulative language titles, which amount to nothing more than enabling. What each of us really needs is contrition, Confession, prayer and penance; we need Our Redeemer, Christ the King. Amen!

4 Comments:

Anonymous sincommunidad said...

Great point, Q!!!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

Nice, Q. Very nice.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Excellent point; couldn't agree more. When others try to manipulate the language, we should turn it right back on them.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

You are forgetting the wife-swapping community, the drug addict community, and maybe it's because I've moved back to the south, but I've become aware that there is still a very large Catholic-bashing community.

10:33 AM  

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