once i accidentally called 999 and my brother was shouting “im gonna kill you” at his video game in the background and to cut a long story short 20 minutes later 2 police officers showed up at my house to check out a potential murder and this is why i hate my life
I think it’s 911…
i think i live in england…
I think the concerning thing about that is it takes the English police 20 minutes to arrive on site at a potential murder scene.
You are being chased by a utility monster when you come to a Kantian wall blocking your path. There are three paths around it, one path leads to the Absolute, another to the Sublime, and the third leads to an endless lecture by Peter Singer. You do not know which path is which. In front of one path is an evil daemon, in front of another is a disembodied mind, and the third is a p-zombie. One of these three entities always lies, one always tells the truth, and one throws people who ask tricky questions in front of out of control trolleys. What do you do?
I was casually reading some Catholic lit, a book called Rediscovering Catholicism, and I was totally down because I’m on this spiritual transformation you know and I am curious and open-minded and this book seemed super chill talking about reforming the church-
the part where it compares abortion to the Holocaust comes up.
I put the book down. This I just cannot get behind. I’m shaking my head even thinking about it. I’m not about to go on a tumblr rant about it but I just do not understand why some Catholics are so anti-choice they will go to extreme and offensive ways in which they will talk about it. Isn’t one of the tenants of Christianity that only God can judge?
Actually, it’s not. Only God knows who is going to heaven and hell, but human beings are free to, and encouraged to discern and teach what is good and what is evil. Abortion has killed millions more people than the holocaust did. The comparison seems fair at least when it comes to a body count.
this is so incredibly stupid that it made me forget basic trigonometry.
I just had a good look at this and apparently the only 3 reasons you can be against abortion are “religion”, “law” amd “preferences/circumstances” (whatever that means)
What? Neither of those 3 are my reasons whatsoever. I don’t care if the law isn’t on my side, if the law is permitting the killing of human beings I will stand firmly against it.
And many many many people are in a similar boat. I mean religion comes into it but it os definitely nor necessary for the pro life pov which is why we only bring up religion when talking with religious people.
But yeah the more I look at this the more I hate it. And the answer it came up for for me (anti capital punishment, abortion is murder) is the green one in the middleish that ends in “you are a moron” and that sentence just makes no sense.
If I had time I’d make a pro choice one. But… I would put a lot more thought into it than this pile of rubbish.
The place where “Alfonso” screws up is “So a mother has the right to abortion if the law of the country she is in permits it?” The answer is, the law of that country should not permit it. It’s like asking, “So, a person has the right to enslave another if the law of the country they are in permits slavery?” In both examples, the respective laws would be unjust because they are violating someone’s rights.
The Pro-life argument is very simple:
1) The only justification to kill a living human being is self defense.
2) The fetus is a living human being.
a) Therefore, the only possible justification for abortion is “self-defense.”
3) The only possible justification for abortion is self defense.
4) Self defense can only be used against an unlawful attack.
a) Therefore, abortion is only justified if the fetus commits an unlawful attack against the mother.
5) Abortion is only justified if the fetus commits an unlawful attack against the mother.
6) It is impossible for the fetus to commit an unlawful attack against the mother.
a) Therefore, abortion is never justified.
7) Abortion is never justified.
8) If something is never justified then it is always wrong.
A) Abortion is always wrong.
(Source: roses-dont-last-forever, via shadowgricken)
I know this is a little belated, and it’s also going to fall sort of short because NO WORDS can express how good it feels to be fully Catholic. I am and was overwhelmed with love, from the parishioners who showed up to the vigil, my fellow RCIA candidates, my sponsor, my family, and most of all from Christ. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen!
Welcome! As my pastor said in his homily, you are in for the adventure of a lifetime.
Photo by Keri! NBProchoice rally in Fredericton!
No it is not.
Really because last I check abortion was a medical procedure and medical procedures generally fall under health care, wild right?
You know you keep reblogging things from us, adding useless commentary like “no it’s not”, but never giving a full rebuttal, which tells me you have no idea what you’re talking about. I suggest you study up or shut up. G’day. - Paige
Healthcare seeks to preserve life. Abortion terminates it. Abortion is the opposite of healthcare.
I don’t understand the point of quoting things in Greek like Christos Anesti or Kurie Eleison. Like, is it an attempt to be hip and on the cutting edge or what? The Greek language seems to be becoming the hipster Christian catchphrase repository. If…
And I forgot to add that Kyrie eleison means “Lord have mercy”, not “Come, Lord”.
Also, Christ is risen. May you also know the joy of Pascha. :)
Fair enough, concerning the trans.
If you speak Greek or have joined a Greek-speaking church, feel free to incorporate those things. But I was talking about those people who haven’t joined the GOC (instead incorporating what they like from the spiritual buffet a la Rollins) and quote it to look fancy schmancy.
So, are you a member of a Greek speaking Church?
Jokes aside, I think we all need to relax. Joshua, obviously, what you meant was that people who reblog the faith in Greek shouldn’t do it just to look cool, but with sincere appreciation for the role the language has played in the development of Christianity. And, you were just verbalizing this general sentiment, not directly calling anyone out. As for my Greek Orthodox bros, marvelous job showing that our liturgical languages are still alive. But given that this was all a big miscommunication, I think we can all lay off Josh who just didn’t express himself well. After all, it’s Easter.
Getting ready for my first mass with my brother seminarians on Holy Thursday. You can tell I’m excited.