Catholic Church Waging War on Women and Gays

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“Pharmacists must seek to raise people's awareness so that all human beings are protected from conception to natural death, and so that medicines truly play a therapeutic role”

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that pharmacists have a right to use conscientious objection to avoid dispensing emergency contraception or euthanasia drugs - and told them they should also inform patients of the ... via Fables of the reconstruction

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Oct 14, 2012
 
Again we see mythology that depicts the "enlightened ones" walking among us on earth ... this time, on the "sacred" soil of India. There are the lower casts and those who have been "enlightene," and it doesn't take a genius to comprehend that the "untouchables" never did have anything to do with writing the dogmas.
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From the book compiled by Larousse … World Mythology

A mythology as complex as the universe

The liberation

The ultimate and final escape from samasara is what the Hindus call liberation (mukti, moksha), independence (kaivalya), supreme happiness (nihshreyasa). According to the various sects and schools it is either conceived as the passage to the state of awareness of absolute unity, in which Atman is Brahman, or as total and intimate absorption in the divinity, Vishnu or Krishna, for example. Moreover, this liberation is not necessarily linked to physical death. A soul may well awaken to it, and yet continue for some time to animate the body that it inhabits. This is the case with the jivan-muktas (those who are liberated during life). And tradition has it that there are always some of them on the sacred soil of India.

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Oct 14, 2012
 
Bitner wrote:
http://www.atheistrev.com/2007 /03/atheist-
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"The atheist extremist would hold views
which would be considered extreme by most
members of the atheist community. Like
any other type of extremist, an atheist
extremist would be irrational. This
irrationality would be manifest through
cognitive errors such as (and not limited to)
the following:
Overgeneralization - Drawing grand
conclusions based on isolated examples
(e.g., "Because one Christian does
something bad, all Christians are bad.").
Dichotomous Thinking - Framing the world
in terms of absolutes without
acknowledging meaningful gradations (e.g.,
"Atheists are smart; believers are stupid.").
Disqualifying the Positive - Rejecting
positive experiences as somehow not
counting in order to preserve one's negative
view of some group (e.g., "Christians may
give a lot to charity but only to promote
their agenda of brainwashing.").
Through irrationality, the atheist extremist
would maintain his or her position by
selectively focusing on supportive evidence
while ignoring or explaining away
contradictory evidence. Attempts to
question his or her worldview would be
experienced as personal attacks and would
solidify extreme positions. Such an
individual would form an intense emotional
attachment to his or her viewpoint which
would override that justified by evidence
and reason.
I have not encountered many atheists like
this, but I have come across a few. I don't
believe they are common, but I do believe
they exist. Like extremists of other brands,
they have stopped thinking and exist simply to argue a viewpoint they may no longer be able to articulate.
Do Atheists stop "thinking" Bitner?

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People use their "gods" simply to enforce their own wills on others. And in the name of "freedom of religion" time and again, they get away with it.
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From the book “Chronology of Women’s History,” by Kirstin Olsen, comes the following………

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Norway’s Equal Status Act prohibits sexual discrimination in all but religious communities.

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Oct 14, 2012
 
http://omgcenter.com/2011/09/the-religious-fa...

"Religious Fundamentalism is not just for Christians or Muslims anymore. Atheists got game here too."

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Oct 14, 2012
 
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Do Atheists stop "thinking" Bitner?
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The author, who is an Atheist by the way, said nothing about all Atheists. They're talking about Atheist extremists.

They described YOU to a T.

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http://omgcenter.com/2011/09/the-religious-fa...

"Interestingly, one can make the case that there is a strand of atheism that is positively evangelical. Take a look at this:

http://www.daylightatheism.org/2009/12/happy-...

Note the euphoric emphasis on material success (not a hallmark of progressive Christianity, which instead emphasizes the call to give up for the sake of the other), and more interestingly this line:

These people are the low-hanging fruit whom atheists can reach. We need to deliver a strong, effective message that belief in God is not necessary for the things human beings care about – that nonbelievers can justify morality with reason and conscience, and build a secular community without reference to faith. And given that our audience’s sympathies are already leaning in that direction, we should continue to make the case that religious belief is archaic superstition, contains many immoral rules, and has no solutions for the ethical problems humanity faces today. Let the theologians and mystics continue to carp and complain that atheists are being disrespectful, that we’re not acknowledging the magnificence of the emperor’s new clothes. We don’t require their consent, and they’re not our target audience anyway. The continuing growth of atheism throughout the world is all the encouragement we need to speak out.

“Low-hanging fruit whom atheists can reach?”“Build a secular community?”“The continuing growth of atheism throughout the world is all the encouragement we need to speak out?”

Jeepers.

All they’re missing is “Go out to all the world, and don’t baptize in atheism’s name!”

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Modern Pagans believe in deities that don't punish.

If these deities don't punish, they also don't need recognition or worship.

So people must be in these religions simply for the power they take from the rituals themselves ... such as bringing down the goddess to feel LIKE a goddess.

There's a lot of ego in believing the self to be a powerful witch.

From my perspective, it's not about any deities at all. It's about self-indulgence in the idea of being in control and "owning" the power.

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Bitner wrote:
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The author, who is an Atheist by the way, said nothing about all Atheists. They're talking about Atheist extremists.
They described YOU to a T.
I don't mind being called an extremist Bitner.

If the shoe fits, I'll wear it. But your opinion is ONLY an opinion.

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Oct 14, 2012
 
Christian "Do you want to go to church with me on Sunday?"

Atheist ... "No thanks ... but thanks for asking."

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June VanDerMark wrote:
Modern Pagans believe in deities that don't punish.
If these deities don't punish, they also don't need recognition or worship.
So people must be in these religions simply for the power they take from the rituals themselves ... such as bringing down the goddess to feel LIKE a goddess.
There's a lot of ego in believing the self to be a powerful witch.
From my perspective, it's not about any deities at all. It's about self-indulgence in the idea of being in control and "owning" the power.
"Modern Pagans believe in deities that don't punish."

Says who? You're just lying again, June. Who are YOU to speak for all modern Pagans?

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June VanDerMark wrote:
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I don't mind being called an extremist Bitner.
If the shoe fits, I'll wear it. But your opinion is ONLY an opinion.
MY opinion? It was the author's opinion. An ATHEIST'S opinion.

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http://omgcenter.com/2011/09/the-religious-fa...

"I appreciate entertainer Penn, to a degree, who in this article writes with articulate humility that he doesn’t know…although later he states,“I’m not going to use faith to fill in the gaps.”

But if he doesn’t know (and who does, really?) that’s exactly what he is doing. Using faith to fill in the gaps."

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Who decided that belief in gods and goddesses was a sacred issue???

WHO?

It's a fact that people don't, and never have had any respect for other people's imaginary gods.

If you can't see that it's all about ego, you really are blind!

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June VanDerMark wrote:
Who decided that belief in gods and goddesses was a sacred issue???
WHO?
It's a fact that people don't, and never have had any respect for other people's imaginary gods.
If you can't see that it's all about ego, you really are blind!
Aw, did you stamp your widdle feet and spray spittle while pounding on the keyboard, Extremist?

You whine a lot, you know that?

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http://omgcenter.com/2011/09/the-religious-fa...

"My problem is with the haughty atheist contingent which demonstrates the very vim and vigor and contempt and arrogance and ignorance of the Christian extremism they ostensibly detest."

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I once believed in a god that loved every body. But one day I decided that a god that loved would not create a universe where suffering existed in any form whatsoever, much less in defenseless forms of life that are not human and don't deserve to suffer just for the sake of suffering.

When religion made no more sense to me, I left it behind.

You can call my views extreme, but I paid my dues for seventy years (many of them in utter religious confusion), and THAT was extreme to me.

Your gods of worship may be sacred to you, but this is a forum, not a church, mosque, synagogue, or a Wiccan get-together, and I have a right to express my opinions.

Call me extreme if it pleases you. It matters not to me.

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June VanDerMark wrote:
I once believed in a god that loved every body. But one day I decided that a god that loved would not create a universe where suffering existed in any form whatsoever, much less in defenseless forms of life that are not human and don't deserve to suffer just for the sake of suffering.
When religion made no more sense to me, I left it behind.
You can call my views extreme, but I paid my dues for seventy years (many of them in utter religious confusion), and THAT was extreme to me.
Your gods of worship may be sacred to you, but this is a forum, not a church, mosque, synagogue, or a Wiccan get-together, and I have a right to express my opinions.
Call me extreme if it pleases you. It matters not to me.
Aw, Whiny Extremist doesn't like getting a taste of her own medicine. Doesn't matter? LOL, clearly it does.

Guess what, June? No one is trying to stop you from giving your opinions. No one. Unlike YOU who DOES try to control how other posters interact with each other, as long as they're religious that is.

Spout your nonsensical opinions all you like. And I'll continue to express MY opinions about YOU as well.

The problem is when you twist and lie in order to justify them.

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Oct 14, 2012
 
Bitner only respects her image of a goddess because the goddess gives her no problems whatsoever.

She is a power-seeker, and being a witch gives her that sense of power.

Gods that harshly judge believers will get nothing but negative attention from Bitner. She does not respect the Christian image of a god. If she had, she would still be a Catholic-Christian. No one turns away from a god, just because of how other people believe in the god, unless there is a better offer out there ... and for Bitner that was her goddess who judges no one ... not even me.

How handy is that belief for Bitner???

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Bitner wrote:
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Spout your nonsensical opinions all you like. And I'll continue to express MY opinions about YOU as well.
I certainly hope so Bitner.

You don't see yourSELF as extreme ... do you?

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June VanDerMark wrote:
Bitner only respects her image of a goddess because the goddess gives her no problems whatsoever.
She is a power-seeker, and being a witch gives her that sense of power.
Gods that harshly judge believers will get nothing but negative attention from Bitner. She does not respect the Christian image of a god. If she had, she would still be a Catholic-Christian. No one turns away from a god, just because of how other people believe in the god, unless there is a better offer out there ... and for Bitner that was her goddess who judges no one ... not even me.
How handy is that belief for Bitner???
You're lying about me again, June.

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