I found the following paragraph in Marie Castle’s latest book “Culture Wars” 2013, SeeSharp Press, p 116. It is taken from U.S. Catholic Bishops’ “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care, Part 5, Issues in Care for the Seriously Ill and Dying”
“The truth that life is a precious gift from God has profound implications for the question of stewardship over human life. We are not the owners of our lives and, hence, do not have absolute power over life. We have a duty to preserve our life and to use it for the glory of God, but the duty to preserve life is not absolute, for we may reject life prolonging procedures that are not sufficiently beneﬁcial or excessively burdensome. Suicide and euthanasia are never morally acceptable options.”
According to this church, we don’t own our lives. God does, and only they know what God wants. Sound like a familiar racket?
Very familiar! One of the steps in making slaves...
Yeah, they want us to be their servants.
Of course they don't want us to own our own lives. If their god is the supposed owner, that preserves their position as proxy, at least as THEY see it.
I see it as I suspect we all do: as an attempt to take power from others for their own benefit, plain and simple. And not only is it not going to happen with us, but I suspect that more and more of those who have yet to join us will refuse their insistence on their role as local superintendents to the putative owner of these properties. Doubtless, this is why the RC church is increasingly going to the uneducated third world to attempt to bolster their numbers.
It's a very familiar racket, but this is exactly why a person cannot commit suicide. To do so you are taking away what god has given and you are taking away his very breath that was put inside you the minute you came out and the doctor whacked you on the ass.
This gets very involved at the least, but we all know that some form of suicide existed in Buybull days, and yet the book never addressed the subject. Maybe they were not seeing a loss of revenue yet.
Religion has been, is and will always be the means of controlling the slaves. It goes along these lines:"You DO NOT have to care about your miserable slave lives. It DOES NOT matter how badly we, the Annointed and Chosen, beat, starve, abuse, and misuse your humanity. It DOES NOT matter because all you have to do is believe enough that there is a GOD that loves you and that every fucking thing is going to be absolutely perfect just as soon as you are DEAD!"
The infection runs deep.
I often get told to watch my cursing.
This offends me very much, on several levels.
1. It presupposes that there are such things as curses.
2. It presupposes therefore that there are such things as people who may suspend the natural laws of the universe to cause events that could be brought about by cursing.
3. It presupposes that there are "curse-detecting" people who may be able to identify such physics altering abilities and hence have been enabled by their diety to shield us from such curses.
4. It presupposes that simple, ordinary human beings have the ability to decide for the rest of us which words in the human lexicon are more "harmfull", ie. which words are more likely to contain more physics- altering power than others.
5. It presupposes that by merely positioning oneself as a member of the "Speech Police" that that AUTOMATICALLY makes one a member of the "Speech Police"; endowed to protect us from the "cursers".
My only response to this kind of proselytizing is simple and direct.
"Go Fuck Yourself!"
ps. See how easy it was to suspend the laws of the universe!!
Sounds like bullshit.
it's CEO kinda bureaucracy of the lard baloney!
The bishops do know how to bully people; they've been doing it for decades.
Don't you do UNCONSCIOUSLY what they failed to do.
Do it CONSCIOUSLY and the paragraph sounds very different, to wit:
“The truth that life is a precious gift from God has profound implications for the question of stewardship over human life. I am not the owner of my life and, hence, do not have absolute power over life. I have a duty to preserve my life and to use it for the glory of God, but the duty to preserve life is not absolute, for I may reject life prolonging procedures that are not sufficiently beneﬁcial or excessively burdensome. Suicide and euthanasia are never morally acceptable options.”
Now, the bishops' bullying words have flown right past you, haven't they?
They have, haven't they?
ha. remember... costa rica you cannot run (*or win? office unless yer catholic.. uruguay legalizes weed. hrmmm?>
meanwhile in strapped tight china
A major impediment to the re-establishment of relations between the Vatican and Beijing has been the issue of who appoints the bishops. As a matter of maintaining autonomy and rejecting foreign intervention, the official church has no official contact with the Vatican, and does not recognize its authority. However, in recent years the CPA has allowed for unofficial Vatican approval of ordinations. Although the CPA continues to carry out some ordinations opposed by the Holy See, the majority of CPA bishops are now recognized by both authorities.
In a further sign of rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing, Pope Benedict XVI invited four Chinese bishops, including two government recognized bishops, one underground bishop, and one underground bishop recently emerged into the registered church, to the October 2005 Synod on the Eucharist. However, Beijing ultimately denied the four bishops the right to attend the meeting.
On May 27, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to Chinese Catholics "to offer some guidelines concerning the life of the Church and the task of evangelization in China." In this letter (section 9), Pope Benedict acknowledges tensions:
As all of you know, one of the most delicate problems in relations between the Holy See and the authorities of your country is the question of episcopal appointments. On the one hand, it is understandable that governmental authorities are attentive to the choice of those who will carry out the important role of leading and shepherding the local Catholic communities, given the social implications which – in China as in the rest of the world – this function has in the civil sphere as well as the spiritual. On the other hand, the Holy See follows the appointment of Bishops with special care since this touches the very heart of the life of the Church, inasmuch as the appointment of Bishops by the Pope is the guarantee of the unity of the Church and of hierarchical communion.
hate that shit.. btw.. yeah yeah yeah.. catholic spastic celeb pumping spectacles yay!
"... I'm Catholic" u mean American fool!?
get this. in catholic run cuba (which it is why lie?) this is what you get:
nothing but crazy
they'll say whatever.. shit.. w/money and gold thrown around. and the ex head of dominoes shitzza.. ha. poor tampa. that eye sore n' all...
even some crappy gold statue temple up off 75 n' griffin down here.. lame.
sore. ; P
How life be a precious gift when presently seven billions of us have got it?