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  •  Santorum is just another (6+ / 0-)

    Cafeteria Catholic.

    •  actually--all adherents to religions are 'cafeteri (1+ / 0-)
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      a members' of that religion.

      I'm Jewish--but I don't think that people should be put to death for eating bread on Passover.  Or driving around on Shabbat.

      •  That is one of my big problems (1+ / 0-)
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        with religion in general.

        Take the Bible-

        the religious divide all scripture into four types:
        1. Unerring word of God
        2. historical account- not meant to be relevant to present day
        3. allegory- nice stories which can be spun however you wish
        4. Previous word of god, but  about which HE has changed his mind, so no longer applicable.- Go ahead eat pork.  You also don't need to give your virgin daughters to strangers ( unless you want to).  Practically everything is ok is you repent afterwards. ( And if you are Catholic clergy, everything is ok even if you don't repent afterwards.)

        The beauty of it is that each religious sect/cult gets to decide which is which- see eg of pork eating, above.

        It makes the Bible unfalsifiable.

        As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

        by BPARTR on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 01:07:17 PM PST

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      •  Yes, but ... (1+ / 0-)
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        Rick Aucoin

        "Cafeteria Jew" lacks alliteration.

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