Bless me, Father...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 06, 2003

...for I have eaten genetically modified corn. Have I been sinning, eating this food that does not have Vatican approval? And how culpable am I, since it was done in ignorance. But maybe I had a responsibility to realize my taco shell might need Vatican approval? Would going to a regular supermarket be an occasion of sin, since I will doubtless be tempted by my favorite corn chips? Do you know of a good, traditional Catholic parish that has an organic-foods business?

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 11, 2003 9:08 AM ET USA

    Sorry WF, It just seemed like a train wreck is all. I'm new and not use to Diogenes posts. I'm not sure what he/she is trying to say in the news post. I assume he/she is reporting on the Vatican statement and just trying to add humor to it. To top it off, the comments take a side step into what seems like liberal femsville. I could be wrong, but that's what it sounded like. Guess I am just confussed. Bruce

  • Posted by: - Aug. 10, 2003 9:06 PM ET USA

    Bruce, Bruce. OK, let's say for the sake of argument that this is the most useless thread. After all, most of it started from a side comment I made which Sterling took the wrong way so that he could do a totally meaningless yet self-righteous bow to feminism while continuing to claim to be an orthodox Catholic. Then it snowballed from there. But did you have to add the most useless comment to the most useless thread?

  • Posted by: - Aug. 10, 2003 3:33 PM ET USA

    I think this is the most useless thread I've ever read. It started off, I guess, that Diogenses doesn't approve of the Vaticans dealing with gentically modified food. Next thing you know where talking about altar servers and their IQs. Is this a normal occurance around here?

  • Posted by: Sterling - Aug. 07, 2003 6:59 PM ET USA

    OK, I'll not disturb Mr. Pre-Trent, who feels the problem with altar girls is that they ALL have Betty Boop's IQ while altar boys are ALL young Augustines. Is that "lightened up" enough for you? Mr. P.T. shows perfectly what happens to the brain from eating Vatican-non-approved GM corn. Ques: Is it easier to genuflect if your knuckles drag on the floor? Ever wonder why some orthodox Catholics give the rest of us a bad name? Res ipso loquitor. (Which, by the way, is Latin.)

  • Posted by: - Aug. 07, 2003 10:48 AM ET USA

    Do altar girls think? NO. And, neither do the fuzz-brained radical femme religious who load the altar servers with females. As a convert and a former pagan, I have not been able to figure out how women got so stupid in less that ten years. The Catholic femmes seem to believe as Peter Kreeft said-that logic is a white European male form of discrimination against women.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2003 8:54 PM ET USA

    Sterling, lighten up!

  • Posted by: Sterling - Aug. 06, 2003 8:02 PM ET USA

    Enough, guys. Maybe you're not "kosher," but at least be Christian "mensches!" I'm against altar girls, but your remarks indicate you think them mentally inferior to boys. Are their male counterparts - replete with sockless sneakers and wearing crotch-sagging shorts 'neath their surplices - ipso facto, mentally superior? Here's news for you: On the rare occasion, there IS such a thing as sexism (or bigotry). Confession, anyone? Or, shall I "lighten up?"

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Aug. 06, 2003 5:39 PM ET USA

    I don't believe it!!! We've finally gone back to Kosher!!!

  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2003 5:24 PM ET USA

    There may be a case to be made that communion wafers should not come from genetically modified grains. What with genes from one species being placed in another, who knows if gen-mod wheat may someday include genes from insects, swine, glow-in-the-dark fish, etc. However, I don't see any case against everyday food being genetically modified. And, Pseudodionysus, you should know it's not what will the altar girls think, but do they think? I haven't seen any evidence of it in the sloppy new Mass.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2003 3:02 PM ET USA

    What is a Communion "wafer" made from? What should it be made from? Will the next agitation of VOTF, Call to Action, Up With Satan or some other dissident group be that only non-genetically engineered grain may be used in the preparation of said Eucharistic species at the Liturgical Dance? What will the altar girls think? The mind fairly reels....