Friday, February 18, 2011

You Can't Lie But You Can Kill?

The punditry over Lila's apostolate is fascinating, isn't it?

The theology that you can't lie to save a life is truly tortured.

When killers are breathing down your neck and your life is in danger, it is permissible to preserve your life by killing them before they kill you. It is also permissible to preserve the life of others when they are in a similar situation and you are in a position to help them. This is the premise of the theology of just war.

Sometimes common sense can fly right out the window.

I've been thinking about how to break this out all week but John Zmirak has done such a masterful job HERE, he's saved me the trouble!

As usual with Zmirak, it is spectacular.



Papa Alex said...

And you can't heal on the Sabbath either!

breathnach said...

According to the "new Pharisees" orthodox Catholics must practice unilateral disarmament in the culture wars. Amazing.