Nike's Psyche

An outlet for my peaceful ponderings with, perhaps, the occasional rant.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Fallen Religious Leaders



For some reason it is comforting to know that corruption is a human condition and not actually associated with spiritual "ideals." As Homer Simpson once said while flipping through the Bible, "Everyone in here is a sinner. Oh, except for that guy."

Humans inability to control their desires seems to increase in proportion to how vehemently they repudiate them. Me thinks thou dost protest too much! Or as one site recently put it, satirically, in relation to Ted Haggard, "Homophobia is gayer than enjoying show tunes."


So, the fallen run the gamut from Buddhist to Christian to Jew to Muslim . . .


5 Comments:

  • At 9:47 PM, Blogger CSL said…

    "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton (19th century).

    Again, it's worth noting that the sin is far less offensive than the hypocrisy accompanying it. It is so much easier to react with compassion and tolerance to those who preach compassiona nd tolerance.

    (And by the way, "Shoes outside the Door" is a fascinating read.

     
  • At 10:27 PM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    The safest thing we can do (to avoid hypocrisy) is to pray for healing and reconciliation.

     
  • At 8:16 AM, Blogger will smama said…

    "Homophobia is gayer than enjoying show tunes."

    Now THAT is a quote I will not soon forget.

     
  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger LutheranChik said…

    And includes, as Homer Simpson so aptly points out, "holy" folks as well. Simul iustus et peccator.

     
  • At 1:59 PM, Blogger LutheranChik said…

    Oops...I was responding to your post and not to the prior comment! (Which, in the context of my life, would be a strange thing to say indeed. Although I certainly consider myself simul iustus et peccator!)

     

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