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Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
29-Jan-05 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Hey, Joe:

Having been a Catholic for many years, and respecting those of that faith, I'd have to say that many devoted Catholics I've known believe that the Pope isn't infallible (another topic and one I don't really think needs exploring in here.) I kid them that if they don't think the Pope is infallible, but just right on matters of doctrine a Heck of a lot of the time (but not on birth control) then they're just Prostestants in Catholic tunics.

My point is, if some (perhaps a great many) Catholics believe that birth control is not a sin, while the Pope has declared that it is, then that opens the door to disagreements with other church doctrines as well.

Again, I don't want to open a discussion on whether abortion or birth control are sins or not.. or gay marriage or all the other issues that divide us. In the long run, to some extent we're all on our own around here, whatever faith we profess (or deny.)

(I think it's kosher to say God Bless to you, Joe)

Or is that a mixed greeting? :-)