Donald R Barbera's Blog – February 2012 Archive (4)

Never Smarten Up a Chump or Give a Sucker an Even Break

ME: The following came to me from a friend’s distribution list. It immediately pissed me off! Normally, I let such ignorance slide so as not to rock the boat, but it was a bad day in Muddville. I replied to “all.” A move that brought several scathing letters from so-called friends that I had taken a shot at their imaginary friends. I lost at least two “friends” on this one, but I figure that anyone that believes this crap is a risk to intelligence. Anyway, here is the joke, letter or whatever… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 28, 2012 at 6:59am — 4 Comments

Contraception: Nothing Fails Like Abstinence

“The acceptability of birth control has always depended on a morality that separates sex from reproduction. In the nineteenth century, when the birth control movement began, such a separation was widely considered immoral. The eventual widespread public acceptance of birth control required a major reorientation of sexual values”—Linda Gordon, The Moral Property of Women



THE PROBLEM



Contraception should not be a difficult subject to approach, but obviously, religion blinds… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 20, 2012 at 5:06pm — 16 Comments

While Rome Burns

Nero fiddled while Rome burned. While considered only a rumor, the acrid aroma of rosin coming from the US House of Representatives is not. While the economy burns, the Republican led House is fiddling with "birth control."



As much as some men may desire it, becoming octomom is not a goal of today's woman, nor is staying barefoot and pregnant a desired state. Watching the shameful antediluvian political display of men discussing birth control for women would be laughable if not for… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 17, 2012 at 10:58am — 13 Comments

You Do the Math

With the rise of Evangelical Christianity in the United States a corresponding increase in finger pointing and blame claiming that the country is in moral decline accompanied it. The usual culprits for the fingered for the alleged deterioration are liberals, non-Christians and unbelievers, but a look at the numbers show the source may be a closer to home.



Without a doubt Christianity is the dominant religion in the United States comprising 75 percent of the population. Christian… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 6, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

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