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Thread #149850   Message #3490861
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
15-Mar-13 - 05:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Don't tell me what my expectation is, and then generalise it to the point of meaninglessness.

My expectation is that if a large powerful body is going to impose rules and regulations (or severe punishments for transgressing them) they should be transparent about the implications and consequences of those regulations. In other words, say clearly what they mean and mean what they say. Whether it's about abortion, the contraception ban, or anything else. There's too much leeway for inconsistency. I am not the only person to have problems with the contradictions and non-answers, as you can see from the above posts.

You could at least try to get what I'm saying right. And I'm not the only one to say it.

> so that it's easier for you to condemn Catholics without your being thought of as bigoted

> You want to redefine the Catholic Church in fundamentalist terms, to make it easier for you to feel smug about condemning it. Your line of thinking cannot account for the messiness that quite healthily exists in the Catholic Church.

BULL!! Do not put words in my mouth. Do not tell me what I want and what I feel unless you have some clue as to what it is, and can get it even half right. And do not, DO NOT, DO NOT EVER use the word "bigot" in connection with me. Ever. It is a lie. YOU DO NOT KNOW ME, YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO JUDGE, AND YOU DO NOT SIT ON ANY HIGH MORAL GROUND FROM WHICH TO CALL OTHER PEOPLE NAMES. And, most especially, do not ever ever call anyone else "smug". Pots and kettles.