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Thread #149850   Message #3488632
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
10-Mar-13 - 06:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
How many families do that? LOTS. Your parish is in California. Not Ireland. Or doesn't anything that's not in your own back yard count? Just because you haven't seen it (or don't want to look beyond your own horizons) doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

No I am not overdramatising. The ban on birth control IS the problem (or one of them), and those are its fruits. But you're obviously more worried about defending the church and rationalising its victims out of existence than about the wrongness of the issues.

For the record, I was picking up on the use of the evasive term "benign neglect", about which there is nothing benign. Re-read what I actually *wrote*. The birth control ban is still in place and therefore it has force and consequences. FACT.

That policy is hypocritical and damaging to many - their suffering is real, whether you choose to believe it or not. Your response is to just dismiss them as somehow not existing or find a rationale to omit them from consideration.

You're in denial. Selectively addressing only the aspects you want to, and ignoring the inconvenient rest.