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Rich Hunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 04:11 PM
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34. who are you calling 'you'?

I love this assumption that no one who reads this board is Catholic or was born Catholic.

It's the old 'between you and me' trick, the 'just pretend they're not their trick'.

We Irish know this well. It's the old Anglo-Saxon 'let's pretend they don't exist' game.

There is fair and reasoned criticism of a church's doctrine....and then there is seizing the opportunity to express one's contempt for the Catholics that is endemic to certain cultures.

Catholics have always formed a significant part of the urban Democratic base. Always. Some people - some people who used to be very powerful but who are quite violently bitter about their decline - are well aware of this and always have been. The official church position on issues such as poverty, labor rights and war is at odds with their nasty patrician anti-Democratic agenda. We know this history - others either don't know it out of irresponsibility, or pretend they don't know it out of treachery.
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