Friday, December 16, 2005

The Theology Of Velcro
The light bulb went off again

I've already discussed the "Theology Of Punctuation" Click Here , and it hit me the other day that we're also suffering through a Theology of Velcro.

Still to this day, I remember my grandmother teaching me how to tie my shoes. That was well over forty years ago, and I still remember! I recall how proud I was... I had a sense of accomplishment. I actually did something that required some brain power and manual dexterity. That seed was planted in that little home on Selkirk Street in Fremont, California many, many years ago. Anything of worth is worth the effort.

But kids aren't taught those kind of small milestones anymore. From the git-go, kids are shown the easy way... the path of least resistance. God forbid they actually try! Heavens to Mergatriod, don't actually put forth any effort! Forget about "step one, step two, step three". To hell with that... Velcro it!!

The "Once Saved, Always Saved" mentality of most Protestant denominations falls into that category. And sadly enough, it's making inroads into Catholicism. How many times have we heard priests preaching Universal Salvation? Or how about "it's only a sin if you think it's a sin?". Theological Velcro, that's all it is.

Next time you see a lazy, inefficient, take the easy way kinda guy (theologically or otherwise)... look at their feet. 10 to 1 they're wearing Velcro-strap shoes.


Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

"it's only a sin if you think it's a sin"

If that were the case you me and the Pope would all be in big trouble while Ted Kennedy is on the fastrack to Heaven!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

LOL!!! Well said FD!!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Former Altar Boy said...

Besides the religious analogy, the Velcro shoes also says something about the continuing and growing selfishness of most Americans. Help the kids tie their shoes? Teach them to tie their shoes? That takes time. It's more important we chase the almighty dollar with both parents working and letting daycare workers raise our kids while at the same time we tell ourselves how much we're sacrificing on behalf of our kids. What crap! The other joke is racing through the fastfood driveway so we can get the kids to their next "activity" and calling it "quality time" instead of actually eliminating one organized event the kids didn't want int he first place, making a dinner then sitting around one table as a family to eat it.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

FAB, DAMN well said!

4:22 PM  

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