|There are times a Rubick's cube is easier to solve than convoluted Catholic thinking on things like "Invincible ignorance.|
The following is a quote I lifted off the NCR article on President Obama's selection of his national leaders for Catholics for Obama. To say this article generated some heated comment is an understatement. This comment caught my attention because in it's defense of the pre born it utterly undercuts some important Catholic teaching on salvation. The operative words are in bold:
RC, how can you possibly argue for a distinction between pro abortion and pro choice? After all, however you want to label it, 50 million babies are now in heaven, praying for the souls of their parents who killed them, plain and simple. Saying that you personally disprove of abortion but are none the less pro choice is ridiculus and is a pretty cowardly position to stand on. Either we are for Christ or against Him. None of this wishy washy mealie mouthed luke warm cowardice!
The trouble with stating definitively that all the aborted are in heaven is it forces Catholics to jump through all kinds of hoops to avoid the obvious, if these souls are in heaven why is abortion such a bad thing for the aborted? The official response to this conundrum is that we don't know for sure this is true, but we believe in a merciful and just God. Occasionally the argument for 'invincible ignorance' is cited as one way this conundrum can be solved, but then that argument can get extended to all actually born people who never heard of Christ, which certainly puts baptized Catholics at a distinct disadvantage in the heavenly sweepstakes. Better not to know Jesus, than to know Him at all is the inescapable conclusion.
I suspect it was precisely to avoid these kinds of mind games that Jesus spoke about the spirit of the Law rather than fanatical adherence to the law. Anyway, here's an example of what happens when people start asking the obvious questions of true Catholics and pointing out some of these problems. They get banned from said Catholic website.