"Freedom Is Scary"

Mark Shea posts at the NCR :

"It is a scary thing to realize that there is no Catholic position on many of the shibboleths and tribal loyalties that define our lives on a day-to-day basis.

The faith has no particular ideology concerning economics, ghosts, diet regimens, psychic healing, politics, TV shows, music or smoking. But to the tribes that care about such things, your opinion or lack thereof marks you as Us or Them.

The faith is the only place in the world that insists you can remain part of Us while holding almost whatever view you like about democracy or evolution.

Most people don't want to be that free and prefer the cozy confines of an ideological cell."

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