Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Prodigal Son Here's Your Postcard From Home

Sent by my Portuguese friend this video stirred me. Agnostics, atheists AND Marilyn Manson, here's your last chance to hit the X button on the upper right hand side of the browser. You, Ian, on the other hand, listen well! :)

video

8 comments:

E said...

we are catholic..welcome home...

catchy cool cool hehehehehehe

loudcloud said...

e! - quite heartwarming, isn't it? ;)

Tey said...

just like everyone, our culture and heritage came a long way to be who and what have right now. Thanks for sharing loudcloud.. Very nice...
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ian said...

this is beautiful! i should share this with my Catholic yuppy community. please email me the link or embed code or kung ano man =] thanks LC!

loudcloud said...

ian- emailed it to u!

hello tey!

will said...

Yeah, the church does do good things. But what about the abuses committed by the church throughout history? Hello, like other religion, the Catholic church has plenty of blood on its hand. This is the organization hiring a PR firm to put out some spin. Anyone with even a limited knowledge of history knows the church is not all that holy.

loudcloud said...

will - everything mortal is subject to imperfection, and we make do with the limited knowledge that we have to make sense of far deeper mysteries and do something good out of it.

to quote an author: "imperfection keeps us dreaming."

will said...

"Everything's imperfect" is a poor excuse of an organization that's supposed to represent God. The abuses of the church was done with malice and stretched over a long period of time with little remorse. Even until recently, the abuses of the US priests have been covered up.
Look, I have nothing against this religion. But hiring PR work to clean up its image is despicable and deceitful. The only way the church can prove that it's cleaning up its act is through time. Continue to do good work, expose and change the bad elements. In time, the image will be restored. Don't be resorting to political tactics of "spinning."
Again, I'm not against the church, I just think hiring PR tactics like this ad is in pure bad taste.