Tuesday, January 28, 2003

One more note:

My husband used to say (and I guess he still feels this way) that in his mind, Catholic high schools, in particular, were a dreadful idea - because it associates faith with control and rule-based authority in a kid's mind. In other words - law. To paraphrase, "Being pushed up against a wall and yelled at for your crimes by an assistant principal is bad enough - imagine if that figure were a priest or religious, what associations would be made."

Now, that's not going to bother those of you who see religion mainly as a means of social control, but to the rest of us whose faith is rooted in the promise of internal freedom, mercy, forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ....it's a problem.

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