Yes, the Catholic church threatened the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny with excommunication if he instigates the abortion reform, where women will be allowed an abortion if it is deemed harmful to the woman's wellbeing.
His response was: “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion here but as explained to the Cardinal and members of the church my book is the constitution and the constitution is determined by the people. That’s the people’s book. We live in a Republic and I have a… Continue
Added by GOD'aye on May 17, 2013 at 8:44am —
A lot of you wonder how I feel about human life and when it begins. I get a lot of puzzled prayers on it. "Lord," these supplicants say. "do you really mean it when you say some four-cell blastocyst is the same as a real breathing human being like Ted Nugent or Honey Boo-Boo?"
To which I respond, Hell yeah. Life is sacred because I make it that way. All seven billion of you are made in My image, from the coldest Eskimo in Nome to the hottest stripper in…
Added by Richard Cahill on October 30, 2012 at 12:08pm —
A letter to liberals and conservatives alike:
I’m done with the lies. I’m fed up with the misinformation and half-told stories. We’re entrapped in a system that posits the youngest generation alive against the oldest generation, each telling each other they’re leading to the destruction of the human race, throwing around labels like “heterosexist” and “homophobic” and “bigot” and “ignoramus” without even knowing what they mean, and that they hold many of the same traits which they… Continue
Added by Andrew Kletzien on October 2, 2012 at 4:26pm —
In every Presidential election I hear the same line: It’s the economy stupid. I don’t claim to be a genius, but I think that I could safely say that in this election it is not the economy. It is about rights, gay rights and women’s rights. Those should be the two main issues that task the political landscape. Politicians will deflect comments that are made in their party and state that “We should talk about things that are really important, jobs and the economy.”
That’s bullshit. The… Continue
Added by Michael Eppers on August 24, 2012 at 10:26am —
i'm reposting this for three reasons:
1. i think it is an interesting observation that did not get much notice
2. it's been on my mind a lot lately
3. many of the blog posts have been weak lately. not to belittle anyone else's efforts, but many are more appropriate for discussions or simple status updates than a blog post, IMO. anyway, i'll also post the few comments that were made.
Added by matthew greenberg on June 18, 2012 at 1:44pm —
"facts are true whether you believe them or not" - Adam Savage (from the Reason Rally)
sadly, it is possible that Mr. Savage was wrong. sure, on the face of it a statement like that is a no-brainer. however, in today's world we are seeing a strange phenomena where facts are only as useful as a person wants them to be. facts are now up for debate. facts depend on the source from which you acquire them. lastly, facts are no longer facts if someone chooses not to believe… Continue
Added by matthew greenberg on May 9, 2012 at 10:42am —
Despite being 11 years into the 21st century, in the United States the train of ignorance rolls on and shows no signs of slowing down. Before, I start in on this rant (yes, it is a rant) I must admit that I am highly disgusted by the colossal amount of misinformation the black church passes along. I am incensed by the ignorance it encourages and more importantly, I am frightened by the amount of, what else can I call it, bullshit the community actually… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm —
This one has been kicking around in the back of my skull for nearly a year. I thought it would slip away like other stupid issues, but this one one kept coming back as I found it repeated at other locations. Finally, I felt it necessary to at least rebut the wet-dreams of a Catholic idiot.
As a newspaper reporter I developed the terse style… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on May 18, 2011 at 10:10am —
That is what Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota
, said in a statement today about the latest restriction on abortion that he signed into law. And by “good choices
” he means change your mind and give birth like a good Christian.
If you haven’t made yourself familiar with the law yet, it requires women to wait three days after meeting with the doctor that will perform the…
Added by FeminAtheist Mumbo Jumbo on March 22, 2011 at 11:00pm —
AMY GOODMAN: Was there a situation where a young woman in the class wrote a poem about an abortion?
STEVEN CATES: Yes, yes. There was a student that had written a poem about an abortion. And I was absent that day, but from what I had heard from the other students is he, when—after she had read it, he made a pretty distasteful joke comparing her to a terrorist, saying that she killed babies.
AMY GOODMAN: And what happened after saying something like that?
Added by Secular Forces 2013 on January 11, 2011 at 6:50pm —
by mr dan
Watch the Vlog
All the Christians in Christ-town found Christmas quite fair,
But the non-Christians, who made up two-thirds of the world’s population, didn’t care.
Now they didn’t hate Christmas at all — au contraire
They just wanted the Christians to stay out of their hair.
They wanted to know if there was any sane… Continue
Added by Dan Xenatro on December 16, 2010 at 5:30am —
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 25, 2010 at 8:43am —
Some reposts from my "attic":
(JBH) I'm bewildered by this argument. (That this argument happens at all.)… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on July 24, 2010 at 11:22am —
I read in an article:http://www.examiner.com/x-12731-Phoenix-Womens-Health-Examiner~y2010m2d25-Criminal-Miscarriage--New-Legislation-in-Utah
that Utah is trying to "outlaw" miscarriages. Never mind 1 out of 4 pregnant women suffer miscarriages, they will investigate all of them.
The dumbest thing about this law is it's vague wording. Being "knowingly… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on March 1, 2010 at 11:08pm —
The abortion issue is one of the most loaded issues of our time, especially in America. There are two questions that generally come up when it comes to this issue. 1.) Where exactly does life begin at conception or at birth? 2.) Does a woman solely own the right to choose what is not 100% hers in creation but is 100% in her body?
Personally, I think both sides are completely untenable and illogical. If we state that a woman has no dominion over her body then no one has a right of… Continue
Added by Dre Smith on September 9, 2009 at 1:16pm —
In a recent press release David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, said, “With abortion advocates trying to exploit the current health care reform debate to mandate taxpayer funding of abortion. We are incredibly encouraged to see record numbers of people in cities across America willing to take a stand by participating in 40 Days for Life to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and seek God's protection for innocent children in the womb -- and mothers -- at risk of… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 21, 2009 at 12:39pm —
Several months ago, we witnessed a tragic spectacle in the news: a nine-year old Brazilian girl was raped, became pregnant, and got an abortion…and the Brazilian Catholic church responded by excommunicating all the participants. One cleric in Rome, Monsignor Rino Fisichella, said the church had been insensitive,
(at the very minimum) but no one in the hierarchy stepped forward to outright condemn the heartlessness of the church's stance and the unfairness of the policy.
Added by Jim DePaulo on July 19, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
David Boonin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC-Boulder
Download available at: http://www.isi.org/lectures/lectures.aspx?SBy=lecture&Sfor=28e773af-4bd2-44da-8b3e-be5570fad64d
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Professor David Boonin began this debate
with an analogy which illustrated the difference between… Continue
Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on July 15, 2009 at 11:00pm —
The following is copied from the "Are there any pro-life athiests out there?
" discussion. It's the first time I've staked out my position in writing and I'm pleased with it, so in the blog it goes!
I think we should recognize, from the get-go, that it's highly unlikely that anybody's stance on this controversial issue is going to change if they've already staked out a position… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on July 10, 2009 at 9:00am —
I use to be "pro-life" (code for anti abortion) because (quite frankly) I was STUPID! Here is what I think now:
As a former youth minister, I would set up scenarios with unsuspecting kids about who to throw out on a boat... and that they would always end up "aborting" someone important, like the pope or Beethoven.
HOWEVER, why didn't anyone say back to me, "But what if Hitler's mom had an abortion?" Bada bing.
Why doesn't anyone ever say, "WTF, god... you… Continue
Added by Vy on June 21, 2009 at 2:15am —