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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Sherlayne wrote:
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June, I remember learning of that also; plus there was a time supposedly when they believed women didn't have souls either. What a mess, huh? Those teachings upheld by the "one, true church".
All religion was and is created from human imagination, and so it can't help but BE crap and more crap.

Human imagination can't do anything but revolve around it's self.

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A team lead by Berta has now used the Hubble Space Telescope to determine that the planet is indeed like Neptune's younger brother. That means it's fairly loaded with water, and that has big implications for finding earthlike biology in unearthly places. But it took a lot of astronomical sleuthing — not to mention some counterintuitive thinking — to suss out the new planet's nature.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,859...

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Nov 18, 2012
 
By its very nature, religion can't adhere to any concept whatsoever that the universe was not created by deities, or one deity.

Humans of religion are stuck on the idea that they are special in one or another divine plan, and they need that mindset to keep their religions going.

Science without religion is not going to occur if those in religion keep demanding it has to be perceived their way!

And as most people are in religion ... my guess is, unless something astounding occurs in the field of science ... it WILL keep being perceived by the majority in religions their way as in ... "The universe was created ... PERIOD!"
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June VanDerMark wrote:
By its very nature, religion can't adhere to any concept whatsoever that the universe was not created by deities, or one deity.
Humans of religion are stuck on the idea that they are special in one or another divine plan, and they need that mindset to keep their religions going.
Science without religion is not going to occur if those in religion keep demanding it has to be perceived their way!
And as most people are in religion ... my guess is, unless something astounding occurs in the field of science ... it WILL keep being perceived by the majority in religions their way as in ... "The universe was created ... PERIOD!"
'Yea,and then there's the one about the atheist and the nun.

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The warriors depended on the medicine-men to take care of all things spiritual, and that gave the medicine-men complete power to make up the most ridiculous stories and get away with it, without being questioned.
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From the book compiled by Larousse … World Mythology

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The power attributed to mythical beings has a direct bearing on the medicine-man’s magic; the protective spirits from whom the latter derives his authority are usually traditional heroes: Raven, Eagle, mythological characters who were the first to possess this ambivalent power to kill and cure.

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Jumper wrote:
<quoted text>'Yea,and then there's the one about the atheist and the nun.
Did you ever wonder why you write a capital on the word Christian, and not on the word Atheist???

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Notice how Rock-woman's abilities were "given to her" ... rather comparable to the nuns who were "given" the ability to scrub the floors for the male hierarchy.
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From the book compiled by Larousse … World Mythology

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When the world began, in the words of a myth belonging to the Takelmas Indians in Oregon, a powerful mountain, the Old Rock-woman, was given the task of fighting the sorcerers (that is, evil spirits who sent sickness. She was given appropriate tools: a pot for boiling her enemies’ hearts, a poker for stirring the heart in the pot. She was taught the necessary songs.

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The Buddha also believed that women had to reincarnate as men, or they could never make it to Nirvana.

Men had more brute strength, so it is common sense that the men were the leaders of the packs and the women knew their places.

The goddesses of ancient believers were soft and loving home maker-types, and if necessary could be supporters of their warrior husband-gods.

The gods and goddesses played the roles alotted to them by the story-tellers and/or script-writers in each culture.

The deities simply reflected what was going on IN the cultures of every era.

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Because the people in general in Gardner's era were homophobic, Gardner's imaginary goddess reflected that homophobia.

Then the loose morals of 1960s overthrew Gardner's goddess and the wild pot-smoking believers replaced his goddess with their own goddess who didn't give a rat's ass who slept with whom, as long as it was consensual!

Again ... the imaginary goddess that morphed from one supposed point of view to another, simply reflected what was going on in the culture at the time.

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Many nuns now demand equal rights, and want to be members of the hierarchy.

In the old days, the men could keep them where the men were certain they belonged.

But the modern-day women are feminists, and they no longer want to take second-place to the men.

The goddesses are becoming cranky and unruly, as they also want their divine place in the sun, side by side with the men.

Religion is going all to hell!

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When people in religions play with words, they use the words to their own advantages.

The ancients seemed to use the word "sorcerer" as one who knew and could connect with spiritual sources, hold conferences with the ones in power and make deals to protect the people in the specific cultures.

But at least some of the North American tribes, used the words medicine-man as honorary tributes, and sorcerers as evil-spirits that could bring sickness to the people.

Catholics used the word witch and heretic in the sense of evil-doers, and created the words pope, bishop, priest, etc. as honorary words.

What OH what would people do in their religions without words???
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June VanDerMark wrote:
Many nuns now demand equal rights, and want to be members of the hierarchy.
In the old days, the men could keep them where the men were certain they belonged.
But the modern-day women are feminists, and they no longer want to take second-place to the men.
The goddesses are becoming cranky and unruly, as they also want their divine place in the sun, side by side with the men.
Religion is going all to hell!
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Funny...I thought Budda sat under a shade tree for 20 years.

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Jumper wrote:
<quoted text>Funny...I thought Budda sat under a shade tree for 20 years.
Wherever he sat, and for however long ... it didn't help him to figure out that he was just another mortal human full of nonsensical ideas that lead nowhere but to stupidity!

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To stretch the stories beyond any recognition of common sense, is the "calling" of those in religion.
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From the book compiled by Larousse … World Mythology

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In fact, when an Indian medicine-man acquires or exercises his powers, the mythical protectors are a positive reality to him.
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June VanDerMark wrote:
To stretch the stories beyond any recognition of common sense, is the "calling" of those in religion.
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In fact, when an Indian medicine-man acquires or exercises his powers, the mythical protectors are a positive reality to him.
My reality can't be no more messed up than yours.

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To an outside observer of such myths, they probably seem very strange ... but it seems that myths NEVER seem strange to those that invest faith IN the myths.
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The fundamental antithesis is between life and death; it can be transposed by interpreting the first term as agriculture (source of life) and the second as war (source of death). A ‘mediatory notion’ between agriculture and war can be found in the idea of a scalp, since a scalp is ‘the harvest of war’; that is why, in myths, scalps produce dew.

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Jumper wrote:
<quoted text>My reality can't be no more messed up than yours.
Not from your perspective! But from my perspective, unless you agree TOTALLY with my perspective, your perspective is a total mess!

Hahahahahahaha

Dealing with illusion is all about perspective and how illusion affects those with perspectives.

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"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

Albert Einstein

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge.

Stephen Hawking".

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Rick Santorum just seems out of touch on every issue, from rights for women and gays to the environment. "He's referred to climate change as a "hoax" and once said, "We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth's benefit."

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