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Thread #149850   Message #3489334
Posted By: GUEST,mg
11-Mar-13 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
I can guarantee you 99% of what we were taught in high school was birth control was bad. Very little else. Almost no mention of homosexuality, and frankly anything I have heard about it did not suggest it was worse than heterosexuality, because how could it be? Everything was wicked wicked wicked. That is I think the main reason child abuse spread..the shame of being with a woman.

And I do not buy for a minute that large families in the past were cultural as much as forced. All those tragic stories about the mother being pregnant through declining health..probably fending off the father, who either suffered in silence, perhaps drank, and in extrmee cases, took an unnatural interest in daughters. Sons in meantime sympathized often with mother, developed a mother worship, and guess who became priests in some cases. There was so much poverty in these large families..so few resources. Some would have had large families anyway, and some women were built for it and had adequate resources, but many did not. Our questions in high school religion classes were always..but what if I have 12 kids and the doctor says the next one will kill me and I will leave 12 orphans behind..couldn't I then use birth control. The answer was always always no. And not said nicely either..at least they could have shown some sympathy toward the poor women..some of whom were our own mothers and ourselves projecting into the future..and the men were worked literally to death supporting these huge families. I do not buy what you are saying.