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  •  What? (2+ / 0-)
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    Obviously I never said Easter belongs to Catholics alone?  Where does that come from?

    As to your second sentence, it has nothing to do with anything I said.

    The rest of your comment is incoherent, or at least I myself have no idea what you're trying to say, and I've read your words several times.

    I usually agree with your posts, but I'm just baffled by this one.

    •  You certainly interred it, (9+ / 0-)

      however, I was responding to claude's comment and he did say it.  I was echoing his sentiment.

      My second sentence has everything to do with what you said, your entire diary was about 1) labeling criticism of an institution as bashing a religion and 2) using a particular holiday of said religion as a reason to curtain criticism of the institution.

      Basically, you've conflated two things in your request which are not the same thing at all and in doing that have asked for a kind of "shield" against criticism which mirrors the same kind of logic tha the instiution of the church has long used both to extend its power and thus create the situations and actions which are what people are criticizing about the church.

      You aren't doing your faith or your church any favors by using this logic to try and protect it.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 08:33:07 PM PDT

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    •  This is what we call "Hiding behind religion". (1+ / 0-)
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      One which days will you refrain from defending the massive evils the Catholic Church has committed?

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:30:30 PM PDT

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      •  The balance of good to evil is (2+ / 0-)
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        MPociask, Hey338Too

        about one million to one.

        Your exaggeration says more about you than about reality.

        •  That is a very revealing comment. (1+ / 0-)
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          You are claiming a good/evil ratio of 1000000:1, and I don't think that kind of number leaves a lot of room for discussion.

          I know quite a few Catholics, and as a whole I find them to be fundamentally decent people. I would probably say the same about most other groups of people that I can think of. However, I find the role played by the Catholic Church in U.S. and international politics to be troubling in a number of ways. I don't think I'm engaging in Catholic bashing, but to someone who thinks that the balance of good to evil is about one million to one I probably am.

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