9th November 2012

“While religious hospitals are entitled to an official religious orientation, they must not be permitted to use their theology to jeopardize patients' lives.”

Nancy Northup

6 Responses to “9th November 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I’m coaching my daughter’s Catholic Youth Organization basketball team. I’m biting my tongue for the benefit of the kids. In the new coach interview they asked if I was Catholic, I said no. They didn’t press me for anything else. They do push the church though and they describe the coach as part of the church’s youth ministry.

    I will not be advocating anything god but I can’t help but to giggle when I think about myself being considered part of the ministry. They atheist among us, DUNT DAH DAA, Bwa-Ha Ha!

  2. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Of course not. But seriously, we don’t have time for this nonsense, religion is intellectually, morally, and foresightedly bankrupt. We’ve got to get serious, people. Must 6 billion be killed to save the species? Do we need to assassinate Karl Rove, Exxon BP, Chevron execs, all the wall street bankers half of congress, and the Koch brothers to get on track for survival? Must we have endless wars for profit of a few and violent revolutions? Must 6 billion starve to death? Big changes are ahead for the young whether or not we know about it and effect humane change in time to avert catastrophic change. Are we smarter than yeast? http://rsrc.psychologytoday.com/files/imagecache/article-inline-full/blogs/54311/2011/11/78532-69179.gif

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Defiant I wish I could chalk up what you are saying to mere enthusiasm, but I’m afraid you are correct.

    There must come soon a movement to cleave the hand of faith from public institutions. This “meddling of know nothings” is disturbing at the very least and all too often dangerous and destructive.

    Wow? Sorry for the aliteration.

    Last night on the evening news was a story of the “End of Days Church” in Uxbridge MA. Two yound men that own a paving company and run a church, mostly young high school age parishioners. They are being exposed for also running a porn site, having teenage girls publically fornicate, and are suspeted of stealing peoples property.

    This is what God Hath Wrought! This is not an absence of God, this is the truth of god.

  4. Jeff Says:

    As a former atheist in residence at the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland (1984-5) (I was their programmer/analyst for Diocese IT, yes they had a mini system for payroll, their self-insurance program, and several other jobs) I was privileged to have lunch every so often with the Chancellor and Bishop to update them on my work. As I was the only open atheist on the staff, we had some wonderful discussions, and the gentlemen in question were exactly that. Of course they were interested in saving my soul, but I saw the truth of the old saying that a parishioner has found God, but a priest is a man in constant search of Him. Our most frequent topic of conversation after business was complete was the need for God in the universe. Since neither had more than a basic education in math, it was hard to get them to understand that if God existed, there must be some way to account for Him in the mathematical description of the universe that is physics, and if it couldn’t be done, then He could not exist. But by and large they were good men in pursuit of something they were sure was real. (Of course, I didn’t know of the Pedo-files and the two of them are being held responsible for those things today, though the Bishop has died.)

    Anyhow, hang in there Sinjin. Your daughter knows, and has probably shared with some of her teammates, your belief system. You thereby quietly become an example of a Righteous Gentile that some of these Catholic girls (who start way to late, if you remember) may follow in later life.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Thank you Jeff!

  6. Kittie Says:

    Pharmacists should also fill the prescription and keep their belief systems to themselves. I have heard of them refusing to fill prescriptions for women around reproductive health issues – but strangely they never seem to check a man’s marital status before filling that viagra rx….