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Thread #149850   Message #3490868
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Mar-13 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Bonnie, moral issues are complicated. You insist they should be simplistic, but they just aren't. Everything we do, has complicated implications. HOWEVER, the Catholic teaching on morals is that in the end, no matter what anybody else says, you have to follow your heart and do what you think is right - even if the Catholic Church says you're wrong.

Take just one issue, birth control. Pope Paul VI covered the issue in his encyclical, ("Human Life"). You can read the entire thing here (CLICK). In this document, the matter of birth control is discussed in context, and you can judge from the document its level of importance. Please note that the document says nothing about sending anybody to hell for taking a birth control pill.

If you at least browse through this one document, you'll see how moral issues are handled by the Catholic Church. It's all in print (and now on the Vatican Website) for those who care to take the time to read it.

Sorry I made you angry. It's not that you are a bigot. It's just that you aren't very tolerant....