.- Bishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas, Argentina, said this week human beings should not be considered âobjects of consumptionâ.
âThe inconsistency and lack of appreciation of the truth is manifested both in the marketing of products and in political campaigns, and even in religious proselytism,â the bishop said.
âWe must recognized that we ourselves can fall into the consumption of TV and radio programs without any sense of critique, even when what we are being offered is pure sensationalism,â he added. In this sense, human dignity is forgotten and people do not practice what they profess to believe.
Bishop Martinez exhorted the faithful to defend âthe marvelous gift of human dignityâ and to make the âcoherency between what we say and what we doâ a priority.
âToday more than ever,â he continued, âthe witness of oneâs life has become an essential condition for the effectiveness of oneâs preaching.â âWe become responsible ourselves for the Gospel which we proclaim,â the bishop warned.