Friday, July 25, 2008

Stupidity

So, I've ranted about dumb anti-Catholic nonsense before.

I've found another article to get me riled up this Friday morning.

Catholic critics ask pope to lift contraception ban

Nothing unusual here, it's mostly the same tired old BS. The Pope should allow contraception because we don't think it's a sin. Well, regardless our reader's views on this (I know not all of you are Catholic), you must agree that some of these lines are just plain stupid. For example,

The letter, written in Italian, said the Church's anti-contraception policy "has had a catastrophic impact on the poor and powerless around the world, endangering women's lives and leaving millions at risk of HIV."

Let's take this slowly. First, the part about poor people. What exactly does the Church have to do with the price of contraceptives? What, do they want the Church to give it to them for free along with groceries at food pantries? Do they want Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity to hand out condoms and pills on street corners, instead of focusing on healthcare and education?

Also, the "risk of HIV". Ummmm... if you wait for marriage and don't stray, where's the risk of HIV? The only ones at risk of HIV are the ones who hook up with HIV-infected people. The Church doesn't want you doing that in the first place. I can't imagine someone picking up a hooker, and when she hands him a condom, he says "Oh no, I can't use that, I'm Catholic." If you were practicing your faith, you wouldn't be in bed with strangers to begin with.

Another excerpt:
The letter was signed by groups such as Catholics for Choice, which is U.S. based, We Are Church, which has branches in numerous countries, and New Ways Ministry, which helps minister to gay Catholics.

Please help me understand why the gay people want contraception?!?!?! They do know where babies come from, don't they? Here's a hint: Two dudes in "love" might be at risk for a whole lot of nasty things, but pregnancy isn't one of them.

Seriously, they're just not trying very hard. I would be embarrassed to write an article that presented such weak and illogical arguments.

3 comments:

justme said...

Grrr . . .that article makes me ill. ". . .The policy has been 'an utter failure.'"

What an insult to those who do follow and to those who not only follow but understand why it's in place.

I want to write more . . . but I won't.

monika said...

My neighbor came over to my house and yelled at me over my dog!

I have a dog that I can't keep in my yard. I have tried everything and she always finds a way out. Anyway, this lady comes to my home, knocks on my door and when i open the door she points her finger at me and yells obscenities at me. Apparently my dog was in HER neighbors garbage and then pooped on HER NEIGHBORS LAWN! Why didn't she come and talk to me like a civil human being? Why was she a vicious monster attacking me at my door? I calmly went over to HER NEIGHBORS house where the garbage was and picked up every piece, and the dog poop. I agree that I have that responsibility to clean up after my dog. The one thing I don't agree upon is someone coming to my house and screaming in my face about something I didn't know about. Is anyone out there been blessed with a psyco-neighbor?
I don't think anyone remembers the golden rule...Do unto others as you would want done unto you!
I sent them a lovely card from this site I found...www.URAJerk.com

monika said...

My neighbor came over to my house and yelled at me over my dog!

I have a dog that I can't keep in my yard. I have tried everything and she always finds a way out. Anyway, this lady comes to my home, knocks on my door and when i open the door she points her finger at me and yells obscenities at me. Apparently my dog was in HER neighbors garbage and then pooped on HER NEIGHBORS LAWN! Why didn't she come and talk to me like a civil human being? Why was she a vicious monster attacking me at my door? I calmly went over to HER NEIGHBORS house where the garbage was and picked up every piece, and the dog poop. I agree that I have that responsibility to clean up after my dog. The one thing I don't agree upon is someone coming to my house and screaming in my face about something I didn't know about. Is anyone out there been blessed with a psyco-neighbor?
I don't think anyone remembers the golden rule...Do unto others as you would want done unto you!
I sent them a lovely card from this site I found...www.URAJerk.com