So how about the pope's recent comments that condoms could be used by male prostitutes in order to prevent the spread of AIDS. Is this ridiculous or what? I mean, naturally I agree that prostitutes…Continue
"“I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer.”
Bertrand Russell quote"
"criminals who pose as pipe insulators to break into homes may eventually give up burglary and go into pipe insulation. That's hilarious. And the phallic imagery involving insulating pipes.... priceless."
"Just listened on NPR to an explanation (read: redaction) from the Holy Sees own press that what the Pope actually meant was that condoms and their use are still immoral and inherently evil, but using them may be a step towards morality (read: no fun…"
"Heh, funny because the Church is rather homophobic....talk about yet another contradictory teaching....
The Church's stance on any form of birth control is fucking stupid. Of course, no matter how deleterious its policies are to its devotees,…"
"I know exactly what you mean Robin. Recently my father and I were in a car accident and both came out very lucky. If any one of several circumstances had been just a little different, we would both be dead. Everytime I told the story to anyone I had…"
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So how about the pope's recent comments that condoms could be used by male prostitutes in order to prevent the spread of AIDS. Is this ridiculous or what? I mean, naturally I agree that prostitutes should use condoms, however, according to the pope, it is still not ok for female prostitutes(or anyone else) to use them, because in that case one of the purposes would be contraception. So what's the deal? AIDS prevention is important, but not enough so that all people should be encouraged to do…See More
"Wow, the mandatory sonograms thing really pisses me off. I recently had to have an abortion, which was a difficult and painful decision, but the best decision I could have made under the circumstances. Being forced to undergo a sonogram would have…"
Raised Catholic, still recovering. Recently, my good friend, with whom I shared my beliefs (or lack thereof), and who helped me get through 4 years of Catholic highschool without going nuts, has "found God", which happened to coincide with him falling for a Lutheran girl. Since then, I've been hoping to find more like minded prople to talk to.
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Hi Reina Bosque, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that religion is a grand deception aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and you know
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.