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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 10:23 PM
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85. Your anti-Catholic bias isn't persuasive in the center of practical
politics where Obama, if he goes on to defeat McCain, must then govern.

Your argument for the personhood of women inside the Church is a valid argument IMO but you've aimed it at the wrong target -- the Governor of Virginia is not that kind of Catholic. You've failed to make distinctions of type and purpose and intent and context so far; I'm asking that you reconsider the vast milage between Francis of Assissi and the Inquisition. To lump those together is to say that RFK Jr. or Bella Abzug are Democrats just like early George Wallace was a Democrat. Which is to say, that dog don't hunt.

You may also be missing the opportunity of a political lifetime, namely the reconfiguring of a philsophical construct MIS-held by current fundamentalists. Obama may be engineering just such a vast sea change, and his own personal knowledge of the New Testament is likely far superior than most of the fundie nutbags who think women should stay home and help with the cookin' and that lesbians and gay men should not have the right to marry if the wish.

Kaine magnifies the odds of that change. We don't know if he's the pick or not. But there are positives to be found for those who care to look.
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