1st September 2011

“The effort to criminalize access to safe abortion endangers most women in the developing world, the very women that you would think the [U.S. Conference of Catholic] bishops would be concerned about.”

Cecile Richards

16 Responses to “1st September 2011”

  1. Solomon Says:

    Abortion is allowable if there are strong reasons to do so, example if pregnancy endangers the mother’s life but is prohibited on other lame reasons.
    See….how rational is the true religion.

  2. Edmond Says:

    …because talking ants and birds are so rational.

  3. CaptainZero Says:

    I like President Clinton’s position on this: “Abortion should be safe, legal and rare.” Religious people, with their juvenile views on sex education, make the problem WAY worse in this country by fighting against the only strategies that have been proven to work: Quality sexual education and easy access to contraception. There’s a very good reason why the U.S. has more teen pregnancy and abortion than all other modern economies: Religion.

  4. Dan Says:

    Even a broken watch is right twice a day, and it seems that Solomon leaves a rational comment once or twice a year or so.

  5. electrabotanical Says:

    Texas is a good case in point. Third world in many aspects – poor sex ed, poor access to health care and plenty of teen pregnancies. I guess the advice to keep your legs crossed just didn’t work. Especially since society tells girls they must be “hot” or be worthless. Everything is bigger in Texas, they say, even the pregnancy rates. When will people realize that religion is the least effective way to control conception in the modern world?

  6. Panzerbjørn Says:

    Ok, I know I’m reaching fo the low hanging fruit here, but I think Cecile Richards will find that the bishops are more concerned with the other gender…

    *Ok, I’ll get my coat*

  7. NatureofReality Says:

    I say we give all the non-aborted babies to Solomon. If after all if his beliefs are about telling others how to raise a family (family planning). I think him and his religion can take care of all the unwanted offspring.

    A bag of seeds is not a field of crops.

    I am so sick of people claiming to have and push the “word of god” when they can’t even prove one exists. So to go on and assume you know what this god (that you can’t prove exists) wants, has done, or will do, is patently insane. And proof you live in a delusional world of ancient bronze age myths.

    A Rational Person and/or Atheist doesn’t call what is beyond his Intelligence & Knowledge a “God”, he views it as a place to Explore and Learn; NOT Worship or Pray To.

    Fundamental theists are delusional and generally very ignorant(Solomon). Intelligence and atheism are strongly connected, as is ignorance and belief in a god, FACT. No more politically correct statements here, no more respect for beliefs that have been proven by the telescope and microscope as false myths and superstitions. The perpetuation of these fairy tales and fables as real in today’s society causes major problems for logical thinking in our youth and is a form of child abuse.

    Societies morals and ethics do not need to be connected with anyone’s religious absurdities (at that includes Solomon’s religion).

  8. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Solomon Says:

    September 1st, 2011 at 3:43
    “Abortion is allowable…”

    Oh really, you and your “true” religion are OK, under certain circumstances, with abortion. So big of you.

    Rarely have I heard of such magnanimity?

    NatureofReality Says:

    September 1st, 2011 at 13:45

    “…I am so sick of people claiming to have and push the “word of god” when they can’t even prove one exists…”

    Can I use this? What a great comment!

  9. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Pardon me for not including this in my previous post. I include it now just to share a theological absurdity:

    Question 129. Magnanimity
    http://www.newadvent.org/summa/3129.htm

    I deliberately used the word “magnanimity” for having seen this page explaining “magnanimity” from a catholic perspective.

    Really the silliest thing I have ever seen. I can’t imagine the nut bags spending their days putting this crap up online.

  10. neighbor of the beast 667 Says:

    Bringing this back to the root: religion doesn’t have much to do with any “god” except as a means to an end. Religion is about power. Power is most easily maintained over those who are uneducated and encumbered. Therefore, religious texts (ALL of them) and the institutions that support their teachings are specifically designed to suppress knowledge and oppress people to allow those who are in power to remain in power.

    Opposition to appropriate sexual education, proper family planning methods and safe pregnancy termination options supports the core agenda of religion. Support of the Adam/Eve style creationist myth also supports the core agenda. Support of a paternal, rather than maternal, family structure also supports the core agenda. Money is not the root of all evil; religion is.

  11. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    @neighbor of the beast 667 ~ Couldn’t have said it better.

  12. NatureofReality Says:

    @Sinjin Smythe yes, you may use my statement.

  13. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Earliest Signs of Advanced Tools Found
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/science/01tools.html

    1.76 million years ago

    Makes you wonder if the idiot creationist/intelligent design morons are actually thinking when they talk about god creating the heavens and the earth 6-10,000 years ago.

  14. CaptainZero Says:

    Fossils and, apparently, stone tools were put there by the Devil to lead us away from God.

  15. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    CaptainZero Says: “…put there by the Devil…”

    I’ve heard that about the planets, stars, et cetera that exist more than 6-10,000 light years away too.

    Only thing is why isn’t the dispersal equidistant from earth? And what about the…Oh there I go again being skeptical.

    Believe! Obey!

  16. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Hey everyone! For fun check out this site and the music. http://www.symphonyofscience.com/

    Give it a chance, it is different, but for the rational mind it is nice.