Monday, April 23, 2007

Limbo in limbo

It's official. Unbaptized babies can now "hope" for heaven. The Vatican announced a report yesterday which changes Church teaching regarding limbo. For centuries, children (being born with original sin but dying before committing any personal sins ) could not go to heaven if they died before being sprinkled with holy water. Such infants wound up in a place between heaven and hell, limbo. Priests were known to use this conundrum to persuade Catholic women (who aren't supposed to use "artificial" birth control) not to have an abortion.

Now that fetuses have a reasonable chance to pass through the pearly gates, amounting to a free pass, isn't abortion the theologically more benevolent option as opposed to bringing an unwanted child into the world who will most likely be found wanting on the day of Judgment, for small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to eternal life together with our Lord. Life is a crap shoot. With the Church pulling the plug on limbo, abortion seems to be a sure bet for salvation. Or is there something i'm not getting about Christianity?

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