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Monday, March 12, 2007

Insanity of the Catholic Church

This morning I watched a debate between Sean Hannity of FoxNews and a Catholic priest. They were arguing over whether, as a Catholic, it's okay to approve of the use of birth control by non-catholics.

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/player06.html?030907/030907_hc_sean&Hannity_Colmes&Judgment%20Day&acc&US&-1&News&372&&&new

They both strenuously agreed that no Catholic can rightly use birth control themselves.

Last night, I was talking to a friend about one of the Oscar-nominated shorts, called 'Recycled Lives':

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0859631/

In Guatemala, over 4,000 people live in (now, next to) the nation's largest garbage dump.

Apparently the Catholics see absolutely no connection between their ridiculous adherence to the biblical commandment "Go forth and multiply", and the desperate situation in which these people live in Guatemala.

When of course, the impossibility of showing affection to your spouse without risking pregnancy every time has everything to do with it. Catholics are so fixated on the commandments of goatherds who lived 5,000 years ago, that they don't care about the drastic overpopulation it causes. These so-called "compassionate" religious figures, care more about the power of their own authority, than about letting individual human beings make the choices that are right for them. It's more important to continue breeding more and more subservient Catholic babies than to let potential parents make the choice of whether "now" is the right time to have a child.