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#1 foxxyD

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:00 PM

I'm not a religious person, but I just find this absurd. How can the church just "make up" new sins? I'm referring to this:

http://www.neatorama...thanks-vatican/

Does anybody take this seriously? BIRTH CONTROL?

As a big transhumanist, I couldn't support their objections against biological/genetic modification either. But seriously... wow. What a world, eh?

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE(foxxyD @ Apr 1 2008, 06:00 PM) View Post
I'm not a religious person, but I just find this absurd. How can the church just "make up" new sins? I'm referring to this:

http://www.neatorama...thanks-vatican/

Does anybody take this seriously? BIRTH CONTROL?

As a big transhumanist, I couldn't support their objections against biological/genetic modification either. But seriously... wow. What a world, eh?

0.0;; You sure this info isn't just a rumor?

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#3 foxxyD

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:29 AM

I'm dead serious. This isn't rumor or speculation, it actually happened. Google "social sins" if you don't believe me.

Absolutely stupid if you ask me.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:59 PM

Birth control has always been a sin for Catholics. This is nothing new. The rest are what Christian fanatics have been preaching anyways, so that too is nothing new.
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:33 PM

Actually most of these make perfect sense and are not new sins at all. Like Kyougi made note of, most of them already exist. They're pretty much corollaries to the original sins, restated because apparently people aren't getting the idea.

However, I don't get the pollution thing. Of course, the Church has done silly, unChurch-like things in the past, sticking their noses places they don't belong. I think this may be another instance (or rather, I unless I hear a good explanation).
Oh well, I was never a big "green earth"-type guy anyway. tongue.gif

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:57 AM

Catholics have never believed in any sort of birth control/barriers.

I was surprised by the "polluting the environment" part, as usually religious folk don't care about the environment (they say their god will destroy the Earth soon anyways).


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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:54 AM

Polluting is a sin because it's like spitting in the face of some one who lent you something. tongue.gif

And yeah most of those are just reiterations of the old sins. Just to keep up with the new culture, I guess.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:34 PM

It's not surprising to see the Catholic church issueing this statement. Well, the part about birthcontrol is nothing new. Catholics seem to believe that only God has the right to decide how much children you can have, despite all social, economic and ecological problems that overpopulation produces. As to the Pope's statement that "polluting the environment is a sin", well it's better than nothing. But I somehow don't have the impression Catholics are that concerned with ecological problems. Just look at the people who support Berlusconi in Italy. They are all good Catholics, but they don't give a [bleeped!] for environmental issues!! These statements of the Pope are outdated, because they don't have any impact. Nobody will stop committing sins, just because the Pope says you might be sent to hell after you die!! It's ridiculous!! We're not living in the Middle Ages anymore!!




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