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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:05 PM
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How would a priest know that I voted for a pro-choice candidate
in order to act as the Colorado Bishop suggested ... and cut me off (were I Catholic) from communion? Are priests supposed to now check Open Secrets.org ?? Follow us into the voting booth? Take names down at the local democratic party meeting?
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:06 PM
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1. Don't you know the Catholic church is the church of guilt? They
trust guilt will prevent you from receiving communion.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:16 PM
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10. So they expect Arnie will stop receiving communion out of guilt?
hasn't worked so far... :shrug:
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:18 PM
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13. Expectations are not results... but they can think to themselves
that they have influence over humans... I remember when I went to school, with REALLY weird nuns, everything was a sin. After I turned 13, I became rational and said: up your nose with a rubber hose. I continued having comunion whenever I wanted because I knew they were nutso. Then I left the church... they are too weird for my taste.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:07 PM
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2. Not to put too fine a point on it, but if your priest threatens you...
...to act against your free will and conscience, then it's time to find a new church.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:10 PM
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6. fortunately it doesn't impact me - but the story really bothers me
seems to be moving in a rather fascist direction. Not to mention the inconsistency shown that seems to only target certain pro-choice politicians. Haven't yet heard of a story with Church officials condemning Guiliani and threatening him with withholding communion. Haven't heard of the showdown with Arnie and Maria per his pro-choice positions... Didn't hear the Church call for folks to sit out the recall in California or vote against Arnie ... Somehow those aren't an issue worth threatening their congregations over...
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ezee Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:13 PM
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8. I did 40yrears ago! best thing I ever did.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:13 PM
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9. Tell them you will stop taking communion
...when they can assure you that pedophiles are no longer giving it.

Also, tell them that they've crossed the line into a political organization, and that if you want to give to the GOP, you'll do it directly. Oh, and mention that they'll be subject to taxes now, too.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:08 PM
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3. I think Catholics should wear Kerry for President pins to church on Sunday
.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:10 PM
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7. That's a shocker.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:09 PM
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4. when you meet him in hell for disobeying his orders re the elections in
a democracy that has a consitution that separates the church and the state, then he will know.

LOL
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:09 PM
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5. well, GOD knows, and then you're on His list (which he checks twice)
and then no X-mas gifts for you....or something like that. It all runs together for me.

Boy, the Catholic church (which didn't even chuck me out for being gay, which was the reason for my annulment) is REALLY making it hard to support 'em. Ok, not that I go or anything.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:16 PM
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11. 3 things come to mind:
1. the large red "A" on your shirt

2. you don't survive the dunking pool.

3. the flesh melts from your body as you are burned at the stake.

:shrug:
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:18 PM
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12. How would you know if a priest was....
Edited on Sat May-15-04 06:18 PM by physioex
Going around molesting little boys for over thirty years and one one spoke out against it?
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:19 PM
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14. No on pays any attention to what
the priests say any more. I was a catholic when I was in elementary school. By High School I was an agnostic. They can't do what they think they can because no one is paying any attention. The hell with them.
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:42 PM
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15. If they get Bush re elected
then we will have Patriot Act III.

They will be the religion police & spies.

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