I suppose that hash DOES really get to you.: Reply Link mex November 7,2: And yes I agree with a lot of things that have been vocalized. We have bigger problems like how many teachers want to give our students adderol, ritlan, etc!
We can prove this, because Republicans consistently give more to charity than Democrats — and because if Democrats really cared about the poor they would stop supporting a welfare system that discourages lifting yourself out of poverty.
The only explanation is that the hundred-million odd Democrats in this country are all moral mutants who hold increased labyrinthine bureaucracy as a terminal moral value. The only explanation is that the hundred-million odd civil rights activists in this country are all moral mutants who hold increased terrorism as a terminal moral value.
No, wait, sorry again! We can prove this because they refuse to support contraception, which would decrease the need for fetus-murdering abortions — and because they seem pretty okay with abortion in cases of rape or incest.
The only explanation is that the hundred-million odd pro-lifers in this country are all moral mutants who hold increased oppression of women as a terminal moral value. No, wait, still wrong!
We can prove this because atheists sometimes pray for help during extreme emergencies, — and… No, wait! It turns out it was actually third one after all! The one with the pro-lifers and abortion. In my defense, I have trouble keeping essentially identical arguments separate from one another.
Free, high-quality birth control has been proven, in both studies and in real-world examples, to massively reduce abortion. If pro-lifers real goal was to prevent as many abortions as possible, and if they really believe that the 1. The rape exemption is absurd if the goal of the pro-life movement is to save innocent fetuses; but the rape exemption makes perfect sense if their goal is to target women who choose to have sex.
Anthony — pretty much just want women oppressed for the heck of it. By the way, I am firmly pro-choice and have been my entire life, so I have no horse in this race except the horse named Principle of Charity, which has lost its past two hundred ten consecutive derbies and is widely suspected of being dead.
In saying pro-lifers should support contraception, Alas is making exactly the error that The Last Superstition warned against. So instead of excusing pro-lifers, start by tarring them further.
Pro-lifers are not consequentialists. Only about a quarter of philosophers are consequentialists, and all the evidence shows that even fewer ordinary people do. One group particularly heinous in their rejection of consequentialism is Christians. In his Epistle to the Romans, St.
The Christians agree with me, against Alas, that their rejection of consequentialism is fundamental to their rejection of abortion. This encyclical caused a rift that led to the development of a school of moral theology in the church known as Consequentialism.
Conseqentialism, which has highly influenced Catholic teaching in our seminaries and universities over the past 40 years, essentially denies objective truth. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Kathleen Sebelius are ardent supporters of this nihilistic philosophy.
Hardened in their convictions these young turks of Consequentialism are largely responsible for our present culture of death. This culture sanctions everything from contraception to abortion, homosexual activity, sex outside of marriage, divorce, sterilization, in-vitro fertilization, pornography, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and even false notions of a just war.
No reason, however grave, can make what is intrinsically contrary to nature to be in conformity with nature and morally right. Now the Pope could be lying, of course. But if so, the Pope is definitely playing the long game, seeing as how it started with Aristotle 4th century BCreached its zenith with Thomas Aquinas 13th century ADand has continued through to the present mostly intact, and is the source of religious positions on everything from euthanasia to homosexuality to the afterlife.
That means it is sufficient, in and of itself, to send you to Hell. You can, as I do, think this is stupid. But if so, please localize the stupidity here, and not ten logical steps down the line when the people who believe this make the entire reasonable choice of not being totally gung ho about the thing that sends everyone who uses it to eternal torture.
The act of rape is a grave sin and an injustice that claims too many people, most often women and children, as victims. The Church teaches that victims of rape deserve immediate medical, emotional and spiritual care. The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services 36 states that Catholic healthcare providers have a duty to provide this care and to prevent the contraction of disease or the conception of a child.
However, if a child is conceived in a pregnancy caused by rape, then this child is just as innocent and precious as the woman who was victimized and he or she should not be killed because of the actions of the rapist. The Church teaches that through mercy and love, a non-violent solution for both mother and child is far superior to helping a victim of violence the raped woman commit violence against her own child through abortion.
And once again, we find this confirmed by the Pope. I give them the benefit of the doubt. Some people say that some of the normal rights we give criminal suspects — the right to confront their accusersfor example — should be suspended in cases of rape out of deference to the trauma suffered by the victim.
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