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Convoluted logic i.e religion

2011-11-15 13:51:21.072327+00 by andylyke 3 comments

A new version of "religious liberty". http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11...on-and-gay-marriage.html?_r=1&hp Apparently religious liberty is now the liberty to impose your world view on others.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-15 18:34:18.41255+00 by: Larry Burton

Every time I read a news article like this one I cringe. This is the organization that compiled the Holy Bible, or at least a segment of that original organization and one that has held itself the keeper of that text. Have they never actually read it? They need to kick the dust off of their sandals and move on.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-15 21:42:02.956913+00 by: crasch

I'm no fan of the Catholic bishops or their agenda. But if the objection is that they wish to impose their views on others, wouldn't that apply to those who support government-run schools as well? It's odd to me that those who vehemently oppose religious indoctrination frequently don't seem to have much objection to government indoctrination. (Note, not saying this necessarily applies to Andy or anyone else, just something that I've noticed.)

#Comment made: 2011-11-16 14:40:09.358097+00 by: andylyke

Crasch: Good point, but we're not all in the church while we are all in the society. I can't vote for the bishops or the pope. Not saying that every gov't intrusion is justified, or has good ends, just sayin'. Where government services are legitimate and where not is a fairly arbitrary bound, and whether a constituted government has legitimate authority over me if I didn't personally charter it is problematic as well.