Something *I* don't understand...

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Something *I* don't understand...
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Thu, 06-12-2008 - 4:54pm

I actually do understand why people are PL.

 


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Thu, 06-12-2008 - 8:44pm

I've often said that I don't understand why the biggest opponents of abortion are also the biggest opponents of birth control. I can understand those who come at it from a religious standpoint or some kind of other belief structure that demands they not kill another human being. That would probably rule out all non-barrier forms of contraception because they *might* eliminate a fertilized egg.

Now, why they cannot just lead by example instead of legislating, I don't know. Even Jesus didn't seem too interested in playing politics. As for the contradictory pairing of no bc and no abortion, I think that's just naivete. I guess they think they can stop people from having casual sex, despite the fact that no society has ever been able to do that to any meaningful degree.

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Registered: 04-03-2005
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 10:19pm

You know... The religious aspect of the "No Abortions, and No Birth Control!" thing has always kind of confused me as well.


The rest of my family are all VERY strict Irish-Roman Catholic. In fact, they only attend Tridentine Masses (said in the original Latin)... No Novus Ordo masses for them... And, they all seem to have this HUUUUUGE hankering against BC, Barrier Methods, and Abortion.


My little sister is pregnant. She's due in August. I'm going down 4th of July weekend for her baby shower. Now, I went and told her that, after she has the baby, "You need to go on Birth Control. Otherwise, you're gonna end up knocked up again... I give it by 3 months post-partum." She told me that she can't use birth control, because it's a sin. Okay.. Use condoms, then... Nope... Those are a sin, too. Correct me if I'm wrong... But don't they view pre-marital sex, and having a child outside of wedlock, to be a sin too? I mean, if you're gonna go and indulge in one... Might as well just go ahead and do the whole 9 yards... I dunno... *shrug* I just don't get it.


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Registered: 01-13-2006
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 10:25pm
Re: casual sex

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 10:38pm
Right....I mean, even if somehow the world were able to get rid of premarital sex.....basically these beliefs are saying that even a married woman can't have sex, unless it's to get pg.

 


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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 10:40pm

wait wait wait wait wait.....your little sister who won't go against the catholic church and use bc......she's knocked up BEFORE marriage?

 


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Thu, 06-12-2008 - 10:58pm

The RC Church's stance is that a married couple should always be open to the possibility of children. All forms of birth control are wrong except abstinence/NFP (which is calendar specific abstinence).


In fact, it used to be wrong to have sex if you knew you couldn't get pregnant. Post-menopausal women were encouraged to join convents.

Sandy
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Registered: 04-03-2005
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 11:01pm

Oh, it's VERY pick and choose. LMAO!


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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 06-12-2008 - 11:03pm
Yikes, that's all I have to say.

*spencer*

 


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Registered: 04-03-2005
Fri, 06-13-2008 - 12:33am

My family is still convinced that eating meat on Fridays- even when it isn't Lent- is a Hell-worthy Trespass.


Actually... Speaking of all this stuff is just causing me to remember SOOOOO many weird things my family has done/still does.


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Fri, 06-13-2008 - 12:58am

"Shall I go on about the silliness of old

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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