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Switch to Forum Live View Well, this sure seems a case of FUBAB.
3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 10:56PM #1
JGL57
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I guess this might be old news to most, but somehow I missed this until I just read about it today.

It seems in 2009 in Brazil there was a big brouhaha about a nine-year-old girl getting impregnated by her stepfather and, upon medical advice, the mother of the little girl getting her an abortion.

Some archbishop did all he could to stop the abortion and when he failed he excommunicated the mother of the little girl, and excommunicated the physicians who performed the abortion.

However, the stepfather who raped the little girl was not excommunicated. One assumes he just went to confession and everything was cleared up with a lot of hail marys and stations of the cross or whatever.

It's crap like this that make me glad I am not now , nor have I ever have been, a catholic.

Have no plans on becoming one either.  

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 10:25AM #2
MG42
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I think the acronym you're looking for is FUBAR.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 10:53AM #3
mokantx
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The original thread on this topic can be found here.



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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 4:42PM #4
JGL57
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 10:25AM, MG42 wrote:


I think the acronym you're looking for is FUBAR.




Why be unnecessarily pedantic? 


FUBAR means f-ed up beyond all recognition, reason or repair.


FUBAB means f-ed up beyond all belief.


Both work, but since we are talking about the bad side of religious belief the latter seems more appropriate.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 4:46PM #5
JGL57
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 10:53AM, mokantx wrote:


The original thread on this topic can be found here.




Well, I read the last post of that thread and I certainly agree with it.


But I'm not singling out catholicism for criticism, it is just that this item caught my eye recently.  I am not a fan of monotheistic religion across the board, in any form, for various and sundry reasons that I consider very good reasons.


Have a nice day.




 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 5:11PM #6
MG42
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"Both work, but since we are talking about the bad side of religious belief the latter seems more appropriate."


 And you represent the good side?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 5:17PM #7
JGL57
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 5:11PM, MG42 wrote:


"Both work, but since we are talking about the bad side of religious belief the latter seems more appropriate."


 And you represent the good side?




Well, I'm an atheist.


So then you tell me.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 8:40AM #8
Paladinsf
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 5:11PM, MG42 wrote:


"Both work, but since we are talking about the bad side of religious belief the latter seems more appropriate."


 And you represent the good side?




I think he would say, neither.


Simply a reason inspired understanding of realities.

The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe.
The belief in supernatural religion will kill us all if we don't outgrow it.

When I first read "End of Faith" I thought Sam went too far. The more I read and listen to these "believers" the more I wonder if maybe he wasn't right after all.
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