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  •  A portmanteau of hideous clerical crimes (5+ / 0-)
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    along with imputation of a sexual fetish upon members of a particular faith does not humor make, notwithstanding the dozens of recommends that your comments have garnered. We would not accept similar comments that would have even a whiff of association between Islam violence, for example.

    The comments in this thread are in fact a dismissal of what many innocent people have suffered by a systematic abuse of power by those who should have helped to protect them.

    The pharmacy was to have catered to parishioners, not to the hierarchy. The church's position on many social issues is misguided, dangerous, and harmful, which is not lost on the membership, evidenced by the fact that the intended clientele rejected the pharmacy's wares. Saying that the pharmacy would have been more successful by selling those items is reprehensible and runs counter to the fact that the place could not stay in business because of the very fact that parishioners knew better. I wish that you had.

    I'd be uncomfortable if I were in the position of defending the Hierarchy, its crimes, or even Catholicism. Luckily, I'm not. I'm defending against the impulse to lump disparate items together just because they happen to be loosely related. They are, but the power structure demands more precision in our expression and sensitivity for what people have suffered.

    •  I hear what you are saying.. (0+ / 0-)

      But DMC is a piece of trash as far as I'm concerned.  They weren't influneced by the church, they were the influencers.

      Do not ever look at my Twitter feed! @Ralpheelou

      by Ralpheelou on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 05:54:44 AM PDT

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    •  But cigarettes? (0+ / 0-)

      The RCC doesn't have anything against smoking, as far as I know.  Or drinking.  I can understand the ban on steamy paperbacks.  They can lead to impure thoughts which can lead to...well, all sorts of bad things.

      It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.--James Thurber

      by Ice Blue on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 07:09:04 AM PDT

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    •  Lighten up, Francis. (0+ / 0-)

      Your comment makes an even bigger stretch than you are accusing others of making.

      "[The GOP wanting to debate Obama is like saying] 'Let's see how tough Aquaman is when we get him in the water.' " --Seth Meyers

      by homogenius on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 08:27:39 AM PDT

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      •  Now you're just behaving like an ass. Mockery (0+ / 0-)

        is one thing, mockery tinged with the continuation of integrating the Catholic reference is another thing, and both of these bolted on to pure assertion that lacks any elaborated argument is yet a third thing.

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