Sunday, July 14, 2013
Mark Shea on Lying (Not What You Think)
But then, a few months ago, he apologized. On Thursday, he wrote a really good piece for the National Catholic Register. It is on the Eighth Commandment and is very well-balanced. He mentions the morality of lying, but points out that culpability and gravity can be greatly diminished. Shea also makes a very good argument that Live Action's tactics are already starting to backfire. It's a fair criticism, although I don't think crisis pregnancy centers ever claimed to do anything pro-aborts want them to say they don't do. Planned Parenthood is a house of lies, on the other hand...
And hey, I think we all need big, obnoxious signs with lights that say "Warning: Spiritual Work in Progress," like the kinds on the side of the interstate highway. Conversion of heart is for all of us. It is constant. We must always be working at it, taking the appropriate steps for each time in our lives.