Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Religion: Catholics, Episcopalians, Atheists, All Are Welcome!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Kepler
    replied
    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

    There’s always Poland. Look at them, and the crap happening there within the faithfully faithless, and yet they have still have a fairly high number of Catholics.
    There will always be Catholicism and Christianity, obviously. The goal is at some point superstition will no longer factor in electoral politics, just as astrology should not be a consideration our our science program.
    Last edited by Kepler; Today, 11:22 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
    replied
    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Honestly, the entire Catholic doctrine on contraception is infuriatingly misogynist and anti-science, at times downright malicious or at least willfully ignorant of reality, and one of many reasons why I am an ex-Catholic. There is also the whole aspect of hypocrisy around men who are supposed to be celibate setting rules about sex for everyone else that sticks in my craw as well.
    Child sexual abuse is just the cherry on top!

    honestly the thing I’m most proud of re my family is that nearly no one is a practicing Catholic anymore. Warms my heart

    Leave a comment:


  • St. Clown
    replied
    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post

    Sorry Kep, I have $20 on Christianity outliving America.
    There’s always Poland. Look at them, and the crap happening there within the faithfully faithless, and yet they have still have a fairly high number of Catholics.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kepler
    replied

    Leave a comment:


  • The Sicatoka
    replied
    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    I guess if America finally destroys Christianity on our way out we won't have been a complete failure.
    Sorry Kep, I have $20 on Christianity outliving America.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kepler
    replied
    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    As the article points out, that isn't really an option for some patients. And if you have a doctor you'd prefer to perform the procedure, but they can't under threat of losing their privileges at that hospital, then at what point does a hospital's religious objection to said procedure become an unreasonable burden on the patient to seek another facility and doctor to receive the care their preferred doctor says they need?

    This is why we need nationalized healthcare, just like every other civilized country.
    Of course. But in the meantime those of us with flexibility have to do what we can.

    Meanwhile Catholicism follows Protestantism down the drain with the only remaining practitioners (1) authoritarian, (2) imbecile, and (3) vicious.

    I guess if America finally destroys Christianity on our way out we won't have been a complete failure.

    Leave a comment:


  • FadeToBlack&Gold
    replied
    Honestly, the entire Catholic doctrine on contraception is infuriatingly misogynist and anti-science, at times downright malicious or at least willfully ignorant of reality, and one of many reasons why I am an ex-Catholic. There is also the whole aspect of hypocrisy around men who are supposed to be celibate setting rules about sex for everyone else that sticks in my craw as well.

    Leave a comment:


  • FadeToBlack&Gold
    replied
    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Of course, we can vote with our feet. These are private businesses, so, never spend a penny in them. Boycott their business partners. Drive them into market non-competitiveness.
    As the article points out, that isn't really an option for some patients. And if you have a doctor you'd prefer to perform the procedure, but they can't under threat of losing their privileges at that hospital, then at what point does a hospital's religious objection to said procedure become an unreasonable burden on the patient to seek another facility and doctor to receive the care their preferred doctor says they need?

    This is why we need nationalized healthcare, just like every other civilized country.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kepler
    replied
    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    As the share of Catholic-affiliated hospitals increases through M&A, you're going to see a lot more of these stories.
    Given the makeup of the Court, I only expect it to get worse.

    Of course, we can vote with our feet. These are private businesses, so, never spend a penny in them. Boycott their business partners. Drive them into market non-competitiveness.

    Leave a comment:


  • FadeToBlack&Gold
    replied
    As the share of Catholic-affiliated hospitals increases through M&A, you're going to see a lot more of these stories.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kepler
    replied
    God's Not Dead 4: There Is Still Some Money Left in the Rubes' Sofa Cushions

    Leave a comment:


  • Kepler
    replied
    Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
    These sorts of arguments sound EXACTLY like a bunch of pimple faced teenagers arguing over whether Luke Skywalker would defeat Gandalf in one-on-one combat.
    Yes but it's the one thing the Dumpy Catholics believe in that I believe in.

    Here's the thing about a highly authoritarian faith like Catholicism: it doesn't work if you half-a-ss it. In Either/Or, Kierkegaard wrote (about Lutheranism of all things, if you can believe):

    Let other complain that the age is wicked; my complaint is that it is paltry; for it lacks passion. Men's thoughts are thin and flimsy like lace, they are themselves pitiable like the lacemakers. The thoughts of their hearts are too paltry to be sinful. For a worm it might be regarded as a sin to harbor such thoughts, but not for a being made in the image of God. Their lusts are dull and sluggish, their passions sleepy. This is the reason my soul always turns back to the Old Testament and to Shakespeare. I feel that those who speak there are at least human beings: they hate, they love, they murder their enemies, and curse their descendants throughout all generations, they sin.
    The Latin mass is Catholicism, and the watered-down vernacular translations of that mass remove both its soul and its fist. God speaks either Latin or ancient Greek. We should really give the Catholic mass in Elvish. Or Klingon. The whole enterprise is FAITH, not reason. "Credo ut intelligam."

    It is a mode of Being that rejects the mundane banality of reason and science and logic. It is an aesthetic and tactile experience, a baby at its mother's breast, not an intellectual experience of a technician with a test tube.

    The conservative Catholics are terrible people and I wish we would shoot them all into the sun. But about this one thing they are right.

    Leave a comment:


  • LynahFan
    replied
    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    These sorts of arguments sound EXACTLY like a bunch of pimple faced teenagers arguing over whether Luke Skywalker would defeat Gandalf in one-on-one combat.

    Leave a comment:


  • The Sicatoka
    replied
    How's your Latin?

    Leave a comment:


  • MissThundercat
    replied
    "I used to pray to God but I think he took a vacation."- Run The Jewels

    Me: This MFer spittin.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X