I'm innocent in my head, like a baby born dead
Aha, I see what you’re thinking there. “What about Original Sin?” you’re saying. “Didn’t St. Augustine of Hippo say in the 5th century A.D. that unbaptized babies go straight to Hell?”
It’s a good try, but the Church’s position has evolved over the years. Medieval popes invented Limbo as a sort of waiting anteroom to Heaven, basically as a mechanism for selling indulgences, but also as a more socially acceptable place for the souls of unbaptized babies and heathens to cool their heels…
Then, “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'” drops in 2003. 4 years later, the Vatican issues a report indicating “serious theological and liturgical grounds for hope” for the salvation of the innocent unbaptized. It may sound like a trivial piece of catechism but trust me: the state of grace of a stillborn’s soul is serious stuff. If unbaptized babies go to Heaven, it means women who get abortions are not dooming them to Hell or Limbo, which, uh… chalks up as a win, overall, I guess? Better than running the risk of raising a sinner — you’ve got a sure thing, so cash in your chips now, style of thing?
It is very courageous of 50 Cent to lead the way on such a sensitive major issue of faith
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