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FatherNature's Avatar Comment 1 by FatherNature

Hey Father! We don't need your cracker.

What an insane prick.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:03:00 UTC | #270752

Frankus1122's Avatar Comment 2 by Frankus1122

Isn't tax exempt status reliant on churches not being involved with the political process?

Could this be a potential source of new revenue?

A solution to the world-wide economic crisis?

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:07:00 UTC | #270755

Vanpastel's Avatar Comment 3 by Vanpastel

Couldn't he be charged for blackmail?

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:33:00 UTC | #270769

tvictor's Avatar Comment 4 by tvictor

I bet he wishes he had thought of it before the election.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:37:00 UTC | #270770

RedPen's Avatar Comment 5 by RedPen

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:44:00 UTC | #270772

WilliamP's Avatar Comment 6 by WilliamP

Yet the government lets these people get away with not paying taxes as they clearly discriminate against people for their political leanings.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:48:00 UTC | #270774

Bertybob's Avatar Comment 8 by Bertybob

What a dumb f*ck!

In a way I quite like reading this. Some RC Priest jumps up and riles against probably the most popular US President (elect) since JFK.

Obama could be bigger than Jesus!

The more like this preist then the easier the fight for reason and true compassion.

What a f*cknut!

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:48:00 UTC | #270776

Eshto's Avatar Comment 7 by Eshto

Did we already discuss this video?: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/01/mccain-supporter-denies-c_n_140075.html

Either way it's what this reminds me of. How childish.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:48:00 UTC | #270775

Border Collie's Avatar Comment 10 by Border Collie

Obama ... pro abortion
McCain ... pro dying in Iraq for 100 years ...
Seems to me that neither is exactly pro life.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:09:00 UTC | #270783

j.mills's Avatar Comment 9 by j.mills

they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote.
At risk? Or, will definitely burn in Hell? Get off the fence!
A Boston-based group that supports Catholic Democrats questioned the move, saying it was too extreme.
Too extreme? He's either right or he's wrong! Get off the fence!

This is people's eternal souls we're supposedly talking about. Where's theistic certainty when you really need it?

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:09:00 UTC | #270781

Lycosid's Avatar Comment 12 by Lycosid

Obama and his party recognize global warming as a threat (for the most part). In terms of causing death, global warming and conflict over sources of energy can't be topped.

Vote Republican - because one Permian extinction just wasn't enough.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:20:00 UTC | #270791

jonjermey's Avatar Comment 13 by jonjermey

As religious groups decline they will become more and more focussed on the few issues that most of the remaining members agree on. What Creationism has become for evangelicals, abortion seems to be becoming for Catholics. Hopefully this will just accelerate the movement of otherwise sensible people away from the fanatic core.

What kind of mental convolutions do you have to go through to believe this crap? I mean, here we have the most powerful being ever, capable of creating the Universe in seven days, and the most effective way he can think of to stop abortions is to have nutjobs like this blackmail their congregations about it? -- not to mention Barmy Benny and the Keystone Kardinals writing threatening letters. Tell me, Jay, if God doesn't want abortions then why doesn't he just stop unwanted pregnancies?

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:20:00 UTC | #270792

D'Arcy's Avatar Comment 11 by D'Arcy

Ted Kelly says:

"You're talking about the murder of innocent beings."


And all those children who are infected with AIDS because the parents didn't use condoms are real sinners. Blockhead.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:20:00 UTC | #270790

ev-love's Avatar Comment 14 by ev-love

Are we really arguing about what one silly priest said in one church?

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:25:00 UTC | #270795

the great teapot's Avatar Comment 15 by the great teapot

Hats off to him.
he beats all the hypocrites hands down.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:30:00 UTC | #270801

gazzaofbath's Avatar Comment 16 by gazzaofbath

I was brought up a catholic in a largely Irish Catholic area of London. At every election I can remember the priest would mention during his sermon how each canditate had replied to questions of interest to catholics - in those days (60's and early 70's) largely on family planning and abortion.

The priest made it quite clear which canditate was most in agreement with church doctrine without saying bluntly "Vote for X".

So there is a long tradition of this sort of activity and not just by avowed 'conservative' US-style churches - the primary reason I want to see religion abolished from public life.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:51:00 UTC | #270818

Katana's Avatar Comment 17 by Katana

Since I haven't bothered to read the bible (can't decide which version to read), can someone quote the passage(s) that forbids abortion, or alludes to it in some way that gets all these religious people fired up.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:00:00 UTC | #270822

Philster61's Avatar Comment 18 by Philster61

Fine.Then let him give communion to an empty church on a regular basis.Let him get a proper job rather than wafer-forgiveness.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:26:00 UTC | #270838

cam9976's Avatar Comment 19 by cam9976

Hello? IRS? Revoke their tax exempt status already!!!

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:44:00 UTC | #270856

Tzsak's Avatar Comment 20 by Tzsak

Obama ... pro abortion
McCain ... pro dying in Iraq for 100 years ...
Seems to me that neither is exactly pro life.


Remember that life only counts before you've been born. Once you're out of the womb you're on your own, buddy.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:51:00 UTC | #270862

the great teapot's Avatar Comment 21 by the great teapot

Katana
I would guess "thou shall't not kill"
would be a good one.
No tzsak it counts before and after you are born.
(but there are no absolutes, so if you are bigger than me I agree- for now)

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:55:00 UTC | #270864

Logicel's Avatar Comment 22 by Logicel

...should refrain from receiving Holy Communion ...
____

Especially since there are so many more delicious crackers to be had! If I wasn't allergic to Catholics, I would invite some down to my homestead for some real homemade tasty crackers. Perhaps I could send out a care package?

These silly men put way too much significance on the importance of scarfing down the cardboard-zombie-body--many Catholics opt for not semi-choking on the super-dry Jesus disc because they can't be bothered confessing their sins which therefore puts the unholy communion out of their reach anyway.

Reality. You are are doing it wrong.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:55:00 UTC | #270865

j.mills's Avatar Comment 23 by j.mills

Katana: Some abortion-relevant biblical stuff here, see also the links from this link:

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/says_about/abortion.html

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:15:00 UTC | #270875

KRKBAB's Avatar Comment 24 by KRKBAB

desperate acts by theists acting like fearful cornered animals. It gives me hope.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:21:00 UTC | #270877

Fouad Boussetta's Avatar Comment 25 by Fouad Boussetta

Asshole.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:31:00 UTC | #270882

MelM's Avatar Comment 26 by MelM

S.O.P lunatic blather for this rotten misery cult.

Busy busy cult!
In case anyone missed this, Washington State passed a "death with dignity" act by popular vote on Nov 4. The culture of misery was defeated with 59% of the vote. It's progress in that there are now two states with such a law.

According to the newspaper article,

"The decisive victory of Washington's ballot measure "does not mean elected officials will be able to overcome the enormous pressure of the political arm of the Catholic Church," in larger states, she said."

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/washingtons_death_with_dignity.html

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:35:00 UTC | #270886

the great teapot's Avatar Comment 27 by the great teapot

at comment 23
Their faults do not justify yours.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:40:00 UTC | #270888

eh-theist's Avatar Comment 28 by eh-theist

j.mills - I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Are you saying that the bible isn't clear about everything and it isn't free of contradictions?

That can't be so - the book is the inerrant and literal word of god!

At least the core components of the bible are still true, right? There can't be any question that jesus was born of a virgin and whether or not he was resurrected and ascended to heaven or christians wouldn't believe a word of it.

What? Really? There are differing accounts?

Fuck.. now all I can believe in is a talking snake, a 600 year old boat builder and in the existence of unicorns?

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:45:00 UTC | #270891

astronomer24's Avatar Comment 29 by astronomer24

No one is ever "pro abortion", at least i sure hope not. To use the term is misleading. "Pro choice" is the adequate term.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:55:00 UTC | #270894

wwarrants's Avatar Comment 30 by wwarrants

Me thinks it's time for this church to start paying taxes.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 15:00:00 UTC | #270895