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  •  I watched a Tee Vee News Show (6+ / 0-)

    from the Philippines about a single mother with 7 children and no means of support.  She was giving them each a spoonful of rice flavored with coffee for their meal.  

    The Catholic Church, which is the primary religion of the Philippines, says the use of contraception is a sin.  

    Does this example  fit the topic of your diary?

    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann (and btw, the bike in kayakbiker is a bicycle)

    by Kayakbiker on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 06:45:55 AM PDT

    •  Not really (1+ / 0-)
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      beltane

      I am just agreeing with Obama that a woman has the right to chose what happens with her body. Not anyone else.

      No one knows when life actually begins.

      Even God allows us to chose what we do with our bodies, so why should the government legislate our rights.

    •  What does this have to do with God? (6+ / 0-)

      There isn't a single Catholic person on this site I would venture who believes that the Catholic Church has a clue when it comes to reproductive issues.  To extend those shortcomings to God is uncalled for.

      If you don't believe in God, then at least accept that whatever God is or isn't, She isn't defined by the utter failures of Her followers.

      Of To We. Proof of Obama's 'plagiarism'. Can we trust a person who blatantly absconds with prepositions and pronouns?

      by nsfbr on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 06:56:08 AM PDT

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      •  sorry kiddo (0+ / 0-)

        not catholic, nor do I have any idea wha you are talking about. No church or government has a right to tell me what to do with my body!

        •  I'm sorry, what? (0+ / 0-)

          I would agree that you have no idea what I'm talking about.  I would offer that I have no idea what you are talking about as well.  

          My comment was aimed at someone who was holding up the inconsistencies of Catholic Dogma as applying somehow to God.  My comment was aimed at pointing out that God, by definition, has no real relationship to the idiocies and atrocities committed in his name.  

          Kind of like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson not being responsible for us invading Iraq.  

          Clearer?

          Of To We. Proof of Obama's 'plagiarism'. Can we trust a person who blatantly absconds with prepositions and pronouns?

          by nsfbr on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 11:50:22 AM PDT

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      •  You are incorrect. (1+ / 0-)
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        fl1972

        I am a Catholic, and the Church has the issue completely nailed.

        A new life, distinct from all others, begins at conception.  This really can't be argued from a scientific perspective.

        The real issue is when do we begin to respect this life.

        I think God was real specific when he gave the commandment "thou shall not kill".

        What more explanation is necessary?

    •  I have always (3+ / 0-)
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      Kayakbiker, beneldon, martydd

      wondered about God and people starving.  I always wonder how God would let innocent children be born to simply starve to death.  I mean what loving God would actually allow that.  I was sitting in Mass one day, actually listening, and my pastor said that God has created a world where there is plenty of food for everyone and we are given the task to make sure we feed each other.  We need to be responsible for each other.  I took comfort in that.  I know there are some that might find it trite, but I found comfort.

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