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Can a catholic be a vegetarian?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 29. 41 Replies

I was just thinking about the host supposedly be the body and blood and all that. Wondered other than the cannibalistic nature of the concept what a vegetarian catholic would feel about this idea.Do…Continue

the black humour of god - this just in from the BBC - John Paul II crucifix crushes man in northern Italy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anon Apr 27. 13 Replies

This just in from BBC. I wonder how they are going to rationalise god killing one of his own. Black humour at it's best!John Paul II crucifix crushes man in northern ItalyA 21-year old man has died…Continue

mo and jesus cartoon controversy in the UK - Insanity!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 8. 6 Replies

This highlights the insanity of the muslims and their insecure profit in the depiction of a cartoon.Democratic UK channel 4 blots out the cartoon to prevent offence. So much for tolerance and the…Continue

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Podcasts recommendations & stuff I am listening to

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 29. 4 Replies

Hello and thanks to everyone for all the stimulating stuff.I am constantly being educated by the network and thought I would just highlight the sites that entertain and educate me. Some of them are…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"Joan, you've doubled down on -- restated -- your point. I will do the same, using your words. In your favor, you do ask if the former is a fact and if the latter is feasible. The former sounds like a fantasy needed by…"
Jun 29
Tom Sarbeck replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"Pat, I made E-4 and knew that if I hit an E-3 or lower I would be in trouble. To Destroyer Hubbard crew, shit on a shingle was ground beef on toast and creamed foreskins was thin-sliced beef on toast. Every one in the…"
Jun 29
Joan Denoo replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"I don't see how circumcision's purpose is to make boys distrust everyone. I would think the journey through the birth canal would do that job! Also, the bright lights and noisy chatter of first emerging, coupled with the spanking some…"
Jun 29
Joan Denoo replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"The ACLU and SF citizens went too far on "constitutional right".  I am not a Jew and I was a christian when my boys were born, both were circumcises and I didn't know better and allowed it. One was born in a…"
Jun 29
Dogly replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"It absolutely infuriates me that when San Francisco citizens gathered enough petitions to put a ban on non-medically necessary circumcisions, the ACLU came forward to uphold the 'constitutional right' of adults to mutilate babies.…"
Jun 29
Dogly replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"* 1935 R.W. Cockshut demands that all boys be circumcised in order to desensitize the penis and promote chastity. [Circumcision. British Medical Journal 1935 Oct 19;2(3902):764]Otherwise, there is nothing funny about this insane practice.…"
Jun 29
Tom Sarbeck replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"Joan, you ask: I'm not surprised that you don't see the correlation. You took out the two sentences in which I explained it. "
Jun 29
Joan Denoo replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
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Joan Denoo replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"Imagine you are back in the time of Abraham, there was a widely held belief that women had some kind of magic that enabled them to bleed and not die, new life emerged from women's bodies and they could suckle at mothers'…"
Jun 29
Tom Sarbeck replied to Christopher Cosgrove's discussion Can a catholic be a vegetarian?
"Joan, I doubt that motivation. No one in my family was Jewish, but her MD was Jewish and she birthed all of her kids in Cincinnati's Jewish Hospital. Which I assume was why I and my brothers were cut. I might have been in my upper…"
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Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Greetings from South Africa.

GetEQUAL

Dear Christopher --

For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked…

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When refuting that ridiculous notion that religion is a science who would be our heroes?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:12am 7 Comments

I was just pondering the above question when you hear people accusing non believers of having science as their religion. A patently ridiculous notion but I think it would be amusing to list our gods (heroes) and how the list is constantly growing or being eliminated as we learn more.

And is there a single book or even one pure science example?

So many heroes that we could be accused of worshipping or should that be honouring?

Aristotle,Socrates,Newton,Dawkins, Darwin,…

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At 7:07am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I somehow came across one of your comments which mentioned Alison Krauss. Her "Wayfarin' Stranger" blows me away (Union Station group)! Yeah, it is "religious", but I look beyond that. I'll check on your reference.

At 3:16am on October 13, 2012, Wendy Noder said…

Hello.  I am new to the nontheist site, and it appears many members are very young.  That is sort of cool, actually, but I was pleased to read your profile.  I am 62.  My mother was the daughter of a Congregational Bishop and on her death bed confided to me she didn't believe all "that nonsense" about heaven and hell.  What a weight off of my shoulders, as I also was a non-believer by then.  

I show American Paint horses as a hobby.  I live in northern Michigan.  We have had snow already!  It didn't stick but is cold and frosts almost every morning.  

My parents visited your country in the 1970's.  My mother said it was the most beautiful country she ever visited, and they traveled around the world.  Unfortunately, she bought into the "vacant land" theory of white colonization.  

Is religion pervasive in your government as much as it is ours?  It reminds me of the old serfdom ideology of soothing the wretched masses into accepting their fate as they will be the ones to go to heaven, not the wealthy.  

I am a retired school social worker.  Our schools are in big trouble right now due to tax cuts starving the public services.  I got out at the right time, but it still saddens me.  I am happy my child is out of school.  It is not a good situation.

Well, thanks for reading, I am enjoying the site. It is comforting to know there are lots of folks out there that believe in science and not mythology.  I've always felt on the outside looking in.  --Wendy

At 12:04am on April 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 5:48pm on April 11, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Christopher! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like The Knife & ForkPolitics, Economics & Religion and Wine. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 12:39pm on April 11, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Christopher
You are so right.
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you will know being a long time atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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