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(NBC News)   Catholic church in France: Gay marriage must be stopped "to protect the children", had no comment on how they plan on protecting French children from a 40% divorce rate   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 34
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2013-01-13 06:15:27 PM  
10 votes:
Who's going to protect the children from the Catholic Church?
2013-01-13 08:21:19 PM  
7 votes:
"For the children?"

Really Catholic Church? I wouldnt be bringing up the subject of kids at all if I were you.
2013-01-13 10:16:08 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-01-13 10:03:32 PM  
4 votes:

MugzyBrown: I don't care about gay marriage but I never understand how the divorce rate somehow legitimizes it


The spiel says that Gay Marriage 'demeans' the sanctity of marriage.

Pointing out the high divorce rate is the most effective way of pointing out that marriage hasn't been sacred in a long time.
2013-01-13 10:02:14 PM  
4 votes:
If the Roman Catholic Church continues to pretend like it's 1950, they can continue their slow painful decline into increasing irrelevancy.

Here's a tip: Focus on doing good stuff and less on political nonsense, chief. It's better for the soul and people notice.
2013-01-13 11:14:07 PM  
3 votes:

another cultural observer: Muslims and Hindus, too? Or is this one of those Deep South "Baptists are the only way to Christ, Catholics wear dresses" kind of hatreds?


I never understood this dim-witted rebuttal. Yes, Muslims and Hindus as well, but I'm not surrounded by people trying to pass Hindu impositions on my rights. Dumbass.

I judge each of your ideas on its merits. If you defend your socio-economic-political position with reasons and evidence, then I will evaluate those reasons and that evidence. If you believe that Muhammed flew up to heaven on a magic horse, you are stupid. If you believe in magical beasts who govern arbitrary realms of the physical world, you are willfully ignorant. This is not subtle.

Your religious beliefs can withstand exactly 0 (zero) scrutiny. That makes you a fool. Deal with it, and stomp whimpering behind the "b-b-b-but why u no pick on them too?!" defense.
2013-01-13 10:26:47 PM  
3 votes:
If you call yourself a catholic, I openly think less of you. It's not bigotry when I judge you on the choices you make, and you choose to align yourself with horrible people with horrible beliefs. If you are a catholic, you suck.

Let me be clear. I support your right to believe whatever you want, but you need to understand that the only appropriate response to your beliefs is ridicule and derision. Fark off. Read a book.
2013-01-13 10:17:56 PM  
3 votes:
Prejudice is bad enough, but I hate when people aren't honest about it and resort to Newspeak. "I'm not discriminating against gays, I'm just protecting traditional families."; "I'm not Islamophobic, I just don't want a mosque in our town."; etc.

At least a guy like Fred Phelps will tell you who he hates upfront.
2013-01-13 10:02:44 PM  
3 votes:
It's always amusing when the Catholic Church expresses concern for the welfare of children.
2013-01-13 09:06:40 PM  
3 votes:

L.D. Ablo: I'm still not sure why anyone would want to get married, gay or straight.


Its a lot of fun when its the right person.
2013-01-13 08:59:56 PM  
3 votes:
I'm still not sure why anyone would want to get married, gay or straight.
2013-01-14 12:06:30 AM  
2 votes:

crazyeddie: another cultural observer: But by all means, don't let the fact that I never disagreed with you get in the way of you being a Reactionary.

Huh? It went down like this.
crazyeddie: Religious Beliefs are Bad.
another cultural observer: B-b-b-but what about Muslins and Pakis? I'm only asking because I'm concerned. So concerned.
crazyeddie: This is a stupid rebuttal to my claim. Yes, all religions.
another cultural observer: I have posted a meme picture because I never really disagreed with you. I was just concerned. So concerned.

If you, too, believe that religions (including Christianity) are crutches for weak and sad people, then posting a snarky concern question makes you a coward. Speak your mind about bad ideas, because if you don't, no one else will.

As it stands, you aren't helping. Also, try reading a person's user profile before posting.


You're a twat.
2013-01-13 10:31:28 PM  
2 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Perhaps France can set a new precedent then, and realign that 75% tax to fall directly onto the gilded altars that the Bishops use every Sunday.


Would that be the gilded altars that were built before the existence of the current republic, or the ones built before France was a republic? When you never sell anything, or get it confiscated, you tend to accumulate a lot of goodies. Of course getting 10% of all the practicing Catholics' incomes in France doesn't hurt either, even if that guy in the Vatican is taking a cut.

I have held for some time now, at least here in the US, that legal unions of people are a civil matter and that they are separate from the sacred rite of marriage as defined by the Church, whether the Church is Catholic or of one of the many Protestant sects. It is entirely possible for someone to get married in holy matrimony within the Church and not have it recognized by the state simply because the proper paperwork wasn't turned in/signed off on. Conversely, a ship's captain can perform marriages in many locations--and having known a few, they were hardly holy men. A judge can pronounce people to be wed without having even gone to any church, temple, or mosque.

The bottom line is that if Bob and Fred want to get married in front of a judge and get it legally recognized as such, that should not be taken as offensive by church going types, any more than if an atheist puts up a Christmas tree. Believers are the only ones who can get married in the Church (or Synagog, etc.) and have it counted as a sacred rite in the eyes of God. No one is trying to mock you, honest.
2013-01-14 12:46:58 PM  
1 votes:

LDM90: crazyeddie: another cultural observer: But by all means, don't let the fact that I never disagreed with you get in the way of you being a Reactionary.

Huh? It went down like this.
crazyeddie: Religious Beliefs are Bad.
another cultural observer: B-b-b-but what about Muslins and Pakis? I'm only asking because I'm concerned. So concerned.
crazyeddie: This is a stupid rebuttal to my claim. Yes, all religions.
another cultural observer: I have posted a meme picture because I never really disagreed with you. I was just concerned. So concerned.

If you, too, believe that religions (including Christianity) are crutches for weak and sad people, then posting a snarky concern question makes you a coward. Speak your mind about bad ideas, because if you don't, no one else will.

As it stands, you aren't helping. Also, try reading a person's user profile before posting.

I just read your profile, and I'd hate to be cornered by you at a party.



The biggest warning sign that you're dealing with someone you'd be much better off staying away from is not when that person becomes belligerent, nasty, arrogant, or insulting. That's half the people on Fark. More than half, on a bad day.

The biggest warning sign is when the person congratulates himself for being an asshat. Once they start bragging about how they alone are "brave enough" to "tell it like it is" and people who aren't raging snotpimples are "cowards," that's when you need to make some excuse and back away.

And if they pull out the "if I'm not brave enough to spew bile like a firehose, no one else will" line, then run.
2013-01-14 12:23:11 AM  
1 votes:

giftedmadness: crazyeddie: another cultural observer: But by all means, don't let the fact that I never disagreed with you get in the way of you being a Reactionary.

Huh? It went down like this.
crazyeddie: Religious Beliefs are Bad.
another cultural observer: B-b-b-but what about Muslins and Pakis? I'm only asking because I'm concerned. So concerned.
crazyeddie: This is a stupid rebuttal to my claim. Yes, all religions.
another cultural observer: I have posted a meme picture because I never really disagreed with you. I was just concerned. So concerned.

If you, too, believe that religions (including Christianity) are crutches for weak and sad people, then posting a snarky concern question makes you a coward. Speak your mind about bad ideas, because if you don't, no one else will.

As it stands, you aren't helping. Also, try reading a person's user profile before posting.

You're a twat.


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2013-01-14 12:19:08 AM  
1 votes:
This thread is now about gay Vikings.
2013-01-13 11:54:39 PM  
1 votes:

Deathfrogg: Mock26: I agree with the Catholic Church on this one. Look at Sweden, for example. They legalized same-sex marriage and now the country is in shambles. Major cities like Stockholm and Malmö are nothing but piles of smoking ruins. Roving bands of gay vikings terrorized the countryside, descending on villages and raping the men folk. Famine and pestilence are rampant. The same is also true (except for the vikings, of course) of those states in America that have legalized it. They lie in ruins. Torn apart by the evil, horrid, homosexual monsters! In Maine women have ceased to give birth to straight babies anymore. They are all being born gay! And the worst part about all of this is that the homosexual jewish-controlled media is covering it all up! We must stand up to the homosexuals and tell them, "No way to gay!" If not, the world will fall into total ruin and every single straight man alive will be gay-raped, repeatedly, by Satan's monsters.

Lesbianism, however, is still OK.

They'll be coming for your children.

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Fixed the image for you.
2013-01-13 11:50:13 PM  
1 votes:

ciberido:
I'm sure that there are a lot of rebuttals you never understood, so I'll try to help out. he's trying to figure out how much of a hypocrite you are.


I don't need help from the king (or should I say queen?) of all hypocrites: The Gay Christian. You are doing it wrong, pal. You either believe in the divinity of the man who was the son of himself, who hates the gays like you, or you don't. Yahweh was pretty clear on this.

For a someone who self-loathes as much as you do, I would think you'd be right at home in the catholic church.

For now, maybe you should sit the next few plays about 'hypocrites' out.
2013-01-13 11:39:23 PM  
1 votes:

another cultural observer: But by all means, don't let the fact that I never disagreed with you get in the way of you being a Reactionary.


Huh? It went down like this.

crazyeddie: Religious Beliefs are Bad.

another cultural observer: B-b-b-but what about Muslins and Pakis? I'm only asking because I'm concerned. So concerned.

crazyeddie: This is a stupid rebuttal to my claim. Yes, all religions.

another cultural observer: I have posted a meme picture because I never really disagreed with you. I was just concerned. So concerned.


If you, too, believe that religions (including Christianity) are crutches for weak and sad people, then posting a snarky concern question makes you a coward. Speak your mind about bad ideas, because if you don't, no one else will.

As it stands, you aren't helping. Also, try reading a person's user profile before posting.
2013-01-13 11:16:42 PM  
1 votes:

Wayne 985: Prejudice is bad enough, but I hate when people aren't honest about it and resort to Newspeak. "I'm not discriminating against gays, I'm just protecting traditional families."; "I'm not Islamophobic, I just don't want a mosque in our town."; etc.

At least a guy like Fred Phelps will tell you who he hates upfront.


Yes, and what really gets me is when they take it one step farther and claim to be defending the very thing they're fighting AGAINST. In this case, with the slogan "Paternity, maternity, equality." Because now apparently "equality" is what you should claim to be defending when you're trying to deny other people civil rights.

If there really is a Hell with multiple circles as outlined in Dante's Inferno, I'm reasonably certain they've aleady been assigned to the eighth circle.
2013-01-13 11:14:58 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: If the Roman Catholic Church continues to pretend like it's 1950,1550 they can continue their slow painful decline into increasing irrelevancy.

Here's a tip: Focus on doing good stuff and less on political nonsense, chief. It's better for the soul and people notice.


Fixed that for ya.
2013-01-13 11:12:51 PM  
1 votes:

L.D. Ablo: I'm still not sure why anyone would want to get married, gay or straight.


Just because you suck and can't find anyone to spend the rest of your life with doesn't mean that other people can't.
2013-01-13 11:10:40 PM  
1 votes:
If there's any excuse I'd like to see shot and buried, it's the "for the children" excuse. We restrict drugs "to protect the children" oppose gay marriage "for the children" but also abortion "for the children" and any time someone wants to limit anything it's always "but think of the children."

You're not thinking about the children. If you are, then tell me in 25 words or less why they're so threatened by whatever it is you're opposing in the first place.
2013-01-13 10:49:54 PM  
1 votes:

crazyeddie: If you call yourself a catholic, I openly think less of you.


For all the maniacal hysteria that goes along with "save the children" I don't understand how people who aren't catholic but are religious don't give Catholics more animosity for the child rape stuff.
2013-01-13 10:42:27 PM  
1 votes:
Protecting the children so the priests can rape and molest them.
2013-01-13 10:39:16 PM  
1 votes:

another cultural observer: gingerjet: fusillade762: Same-sex marriage is recognized in 11 countries including Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway and South Africa.

I love that the US is behind farking South Africa on this issue.

Its easier making a change in a relatively small country of 10million population than a large country of 300+ million.  Especially with our structure of government.

I hope it's consensual.


The US is farking a lot of countries from behind. But they're not planning on marrying them, so its OK.
2013-01-13 10:38:39 PM  
1 votes:
This is what happens when you take God out of the church.
2013-01-13 10:23:56 PM  
1 votes:

KidneyStone: KidneyStone: Wtf? Really, this is a source of outrage?

Ok, I read TFA
Really? This is a source of outrage? A bunch of people express their religious beliefs and it's time for outrage?

It's f*cking Catholics. Who takes them seriously?


The article claims support for gay rights has been dropping because of these protests. When you let bigots go unchallenged, they gain ground.
2013-01-13 10:23:29 PM  
1 votes:
Yes, because listening to rampant religious lunatics has always worked out great in the past.
2013-01-13 10:03:57 PM  
1 votes:
I get it, France.

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Never again.
2013-01-13 10:03:20 PM  
1 votes:
FFS, the Vatican  has its own scientific branches that do legitimate research, how the  f**k can they not pick up a damn statistics report every so often?
2013-01-13 10:02:52 PM  
1 votes:
Time to bring back the Cult of Reason.
2013-01-13 08:26:27 PM  
1 votes:
Same-sex marriage is recognized in 11 countries including Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway and South Africa.

I love that the US is behind farking South Africa on this issue.
2013-01-13 05:14:42 PM  
1 votes:
Perhaps France can set a new precedent then, and realign that 75% tax to fall directly onto the gilded altars that the Bishops use every Sunday.
 
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