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February 03, 2012

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I heard this great line from Mencken who said something like this,

"The Catholic Church condemns using physics for birth control; The Catholic Church condemns using biology for birth control. But it has no problem with using mathematics (think of the rhythm method) in doing birth control."

He said it better, but he reveals a great truth about the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church.

"think of the rhythm method"

---David, can you explain the meaning?

Giving churches tax-exempt status is as crazy as believing in God. A secular society should tolerate religion, I suppose, but not nurture it.

U ain't touched meat in 41 years, goddammit Brian what kind of an American are you? And you support the Dallas cowboys, downright sacrilegous.

the rhythm method is when one counts a woman's monthly cycle to figure out what day or days she is LEAST likely to get pregnant. Provided you don't do Catholic roulette ("pull out and pray") then it is sanctioned as "okay" by the Catholic church.

This is a very sensitive issue. On one hand it interferes with the religious freedom and conscience of the Catholic Church and yet at the same time it is not fair to those employees that aren't Catholic or don't follow church teachings in regards to birth control.

Although my personal preference is for the Catholic Church to allow for some flexibility here and make birth control available to employees if they desire it, I don't think it is the government's job to enforce a mandate on the Catholic Church or any other religious organization.

Bob

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