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Thread #149850   Message #3489481
Posted By: Jim Carroll
12-Mar-13 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
"Yes, sorry for the thread-drift! "
No need for apology Bonnie - I brought up the subject and I certainly don't believe it to be 'thread drift'.
The reason I did so is that I believe the mixture of religion (any religion) and politics(any politics) is a toxic one and the worst of this mixture has surfaced when the church's power has been unassailable.
Despite all that has been revealed over the last decade, and despite the fact that the power and respect of the church has declined enormously in the eyes of the people (here at least), it seems that as far as the State is concerned, the voice of the church on such issues such as the ending of pregnancies for whatever reason, contraception, homosexuality, single-sex marriages ..... still rings loud and above all others.
Until the role of the church is confined totally to spiritual matters and is totally the business of the believers and their personal and uninterfered-with choice of church - certainly completely removed from any role in education other than it being taught as a philosophy, these problems will re-occur.
Jim Carroll