Thaddeus Dombrowski's Blog (6)

Who's Your Daddy?

Recently, Representative Todd Aiken (R -- Missouri) caused a furor when he stated that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.  Soon, he was on his heels, backtracking and trying to save his race for a senate seat.  Sharon Barnes, a member of the Missouri Republican committee tried to explain his comment.  Ms. Barnes "echoed Mr. Akin’s statement that very few rapes resulted in pregnancy, adding that 'at that point, if God has chosen to bless this person with a life, you don’t kill…

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Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on August 22, 2012 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Another Catholic Bishop arrested

Was it two years ago, or three, when Bishop Thomas O'Brien of Phoenix was convicted in a hit-and-run incident that killed a pedestrian?

Today's news includes a story reporting that Bishop Robert Finn, of Kansas City, has been arrested for failing to report a priest who was discovered to have a trove of child-porn images on his computer.

Thomas O'Brien, before his…

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Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on October 14, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

The benefits of atheism vis a vie the Ten Commandments

In public I rarely cuss.  In private, it's another matter.  Pain and frustration can cause me to say something like Jesus f***ing Christ!  In religious company, I try to bite my tongue, but there have been occasions where I have let a simple, exasperated Jesus! slip.  There have also been occasions where such an exclamation invited a rebuke inspired by the fourth commandment, such as, Don't take God's name in vain.

 

I just realized my rejoinder.  Now…

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Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on September 21, 2011 at 4:27am — No Comments

More Details on the Pathetic Bishop from Phoenix

On Saturday I wrote about Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix diocese, punishing a nun who tried to help save a dying woman's life by advising her to take her doctor's advice and abort her eleven-week-old fetus. The doctors and the hospital both agreed that the woman's pregnancy would probably kill her given her condition.



Olmsted evidently thought the woman should have rolled the dice and… Continue

Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on May 19, 2010 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

Catholic Nun Punished For Ethical Decision To Abort A Fetus

The Arizona Republic is reporting that Sister Margaret McBride, a Catholic nun and an administrator at St.Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, was on call as a member of the hospital's ethics committee in 2009 when faced with a life-or-death situation involving a patient. She was a part of a group of people, including the patient and her doctors, who made the… Continue

Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on May 15, 2010 at 2:31pm — 7 Comments

Questions on Theology and Dementia

Perhaps you have had the experience of discussing with a Christian how you became an atheist and were told that you weren't a true believer in the first place. If you are like me, you had a period in your life when your faith was very genuine. You share this with the Christian. But, most Christians cannot comprehend a person making a rational determination that god does not exist. In their mind, a true believer cannot know a better way because they have been raised to believe that their's is… Continue

Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on February 2, 2010 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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