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Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:44 pm
by CelticAtheist
The Church's obsession with human sexuality is absolutely unfathomable.

It's not holy, it's not sacred, it's not "dirty".
Anyone with half a brain, basic knowledge of biology, history and anthropology should be able to recognise that.

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:52 pm
by Superstitious Fool
CelticAtheist wrote:The Church's obsession with human sexuality is absolutely unfathomable.

It's not holy, it's not sacred, it's not "dirty".
Anyone with half a brain, basic knowledge of biology, history and anthropology should be able to recognise that.
Anyone with a knowledge only of biology, history and anthropology would naturally agree with you.

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:41 am
by FXR
Superstitious Fool wrote:
FXR wrote:Would you leave your child alone and unsupervised with a Catholic priest for extended periods of time?
I don't know what the question really means.

That's harldy surprising.

Superstitious Fool wrote:Would you leave me, or yourself if you were another child's father, or a postman, or a Church of Ireland Minister, or a priest? Perhaps the answer is what you would make of each of us. You might apply the same test to a friend or neighbour.
You might not be so quick to apply the same question to a friend or neighbour. Not unless you friend or neighbour belonged to an organisation with a centuries old history of covering up rape, incest, child buggery and torture, right up to the present time. Of course all of the abuse can only be sustained by the sometimes wilful ignorance of its devout supporters.

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:08 pm
by Ygern
You have to watch Proposition 8 - The Musical or watch it here

They make an argument similar to the one Neil DeGrasse Tyson made at Beyond Belief 2006 but this one you can dance to.

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:11 pm
by CelticAtheist
Superstitious Fool wrote:
CelticAtheist wrote:The Church's obsession with human sexuality is absolutely unfathomable.

It's not holy, it's not sacred, it's not "dirty".
Anyone with half a brain, basic knowledge of biology, history and anthropology should be able to recognise that.
Anyone with a knowledge only of biology, history and anthropology would naturally agree with you.
What?
So they'd believe some random book that says the world was made in 6 days that sex actually is sacred?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:18 pm
by FXR
CelticAtheist wrote: What?
So they'd believe some random book that says the world was made in 6 days that sex actually is sacred?
How could an Omnipotent Supreme Designer include inopportune farting, cramp, badly timed bowel movements and involuntary belching in something sacred?

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:37 pm
by CelticAtheist
FXR wrote:
CelticAtheist wrote: What?
So they'd believe some random book that says the world was made in 6 days that sex actually is sacred?
How could an Omnipotent Supreme Designer include inopportune farting, cramp, badly timed bowel movements and involuntary belching in something sacred?
Don't forget the nastiest bit of all.
STDs.

Oh wait, aren't they just God punishing Africa?

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:41 am
by tony
The church are starting damage control. Why dont we see any of the church leaders standing down?
Archbishop describes scale of abuse by priests as "staggering"
Friday November 28 2008

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has described the scale of abuse by priests of the Dublin Diocese as "staggering".

In a letter to priests Dr Martin says at least 400 men and women have suffered trauma as a result of having been sexually abused by a priest working in the diocese of Dublin.

This letter - seen by the Irish Catholic newspaper - was sent by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to priests in the Dublin diocese.

In it Dr Martin says that the fact 400 people have been abused by Dublin priests is staggering and the figure is most certainly not final.

Dr Martin writes "we as priests are extremely upset and offended by what has happened through the actions of some".

The archbishop is to host a number of meetings early next month to prepare priests for the fallout from the report of the Dublin Inquiry into abuse in the diocese, which is due to finish its work at the end of January.
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news ... 56776.html

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:17 am
by Superstitious Fool
FXR wrote:[How could an Omnipotent Supreme Designer include inopportune farting, cramp, badly timed bowel movements and involuntary belching in something sacred?
That's what happens when you have sex with atheists. None of that happens with a Christian, but you have to marry them first to find out.

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:23 am
by FXR
Superstitious Fool wrote:
FXR wrote:[How could an Omnipotent Supreme Designer include inopportune farting, cramp, badly timed bowel movements and involuntary belching in something sacred?
That's what happens when you have sex with atheists. None of that happens with a Christian, but you have to marry them first to find out.
So that's what put you off atheist and put you back on the path to god: the women! I'm glad you finally englightened us.

At least you undertook the research so you could make the comparison. :wink: