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  •  I get Matthews and O'Donnell (5+ / 0-)

    I'm around their age and grew up with that Church as the centerpiece of my neighborhood...and always hovering about, like the specter of death itself watching over you. Screw up and it's brimstone, baby.

    Watching them on this issue has been painful, though. O'Donnell's been worse than Matthews. O'Donnell has from the beginning been touting ACA as a great first step and a big f***ing deal, and now, because of this, he's gone all negative on everything.

    It's like this issue threw them both back into that little confessional chair with the scary guy in the robes peering at them in judgment through the small holes in the screen.

    •  They're a**holes. What do u expect? lol (3+ / 0-)
    •  Overgrown altar boys like Tweety (2+ / 0-)
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      Brooke In Seattle, I love OCD

      should remember that it took all the way until 1983 for their beloved church to allow girls to participate as servers at the Mass. How can the church presume to know anything about women given their long history of neglecting them or casting them as vessels in waiting for the next immaculate conception?

      •  Jesus was not the immaculate conception. (2+ / 0-)
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        rightiswrong, I love OCD

        Mary was.

        Jesus was (allegedly) a virgin birth.

        Mary was (allegedly) the only vessel pure enough to hold the baby Jesus. SHE was the immaculate conception -- conceived and born the normal way by her parents -- but without the "stain on her soul" of original sin.

        I tipped your comment though, because both of my brothers were altar boys and when I asked if I could do it too, the priest LAUGHED in my face and said no. I still remember that.

        "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

        by Brooke In Seattle on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 08:30:14 AM PST

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