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    Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Getting baptized isn't a "you wash my hands, I'll wash yours" kind of situation. Please. All innocent children are entitled to be cleansed of original sin. They are not to be judged beforehand. That is WRONG, and you should know that. Good LORD! Do you really think your religion does no wrong. It is man-made after all. I don't think God would approve, or Jesus for that matter, shunning little babies.

    Baaah! I don't want to talk about it right now. It's making me feel cranky and agitated.
    You didn't answer my questions. You seem pretty certain about what you think the church is obligated to give you. What do you think you're obligated to give the church?
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    You didn't answer my questions. You seem pretty certain about what you think the church is obligated to give you. What do you think you're obligated to give the church?
    I don't have to give anything to the church. How about I sacrifice a goat or a lamb? Will that suffice?

    BTW, where in the Bible does it say that we have to make a trade off in order to be cleansed from original sin? I didn't realize that was a service that you had to pay for.

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    Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Religious marriage is pointless, it has no legal weight. You can walk down all the aisles in all the churches you want, you're not married until you get that piece of paper from the state.
    MaggieD said the church is OK with divorce. That statement was false and I was correcting the record.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    There is no mechanism for divorce in the Catholic church.
    Well, at least when one does get a divorce, they aren't denied the sacraments. (Unless they make the awful mistake of remarrying.)
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    I'm pleasantly surprised at the results of this poll.


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    Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't have to give anything to the church. How about I sacrifice a goat or a lamb? Will that suffice?

    BTW, where in the Bible does it say that we have to make a trade off in order to be cleansed from original sin? I didn't realize that was a service that you had to pay for.
    Responding to the gift of grace and salvation makes a truly penitent person humble and desirous to serve their community. Since a priest is a representative of a spiritual community, it is natural to serve the community he represents. That is what is meant by communion.

    No, you don't owe God a dime. But to quote Credence Clearwater Revival, "you don't need a penny just to hang around, but if you have a nickel, won't you lay your money down?"
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    You didn't answer my questions. You seem pretty certain about what you think the church is obligated to give you. What do you think you're obligated to give the church?
    Shouldn't the question be, what do I do for humanity? Well, I don't have much free time but when I can (and have the funds), I donate money to the cancer fund as well as Shriners Hospital and a local animal shelter. Also, I TRY to be the best person I can be and treat everyone as well as I can (at least MOST of the time) among other little personal things. Also, around Thanksgiving time, I go with my aunt to the food pantry and help out doing whatever they need me to do (whether that be getting bags of groceries together, doing inventory, passing out bags of groceries to people, etc.)

    And what do YOU do?

    Besides, if they followed the TRUE word of God, they would baptize any little baby, regardless of what THEY might get out of it. That is just sinful and shameful to deny ANYONE.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Besides, if they followed the TRUE word of God, they would baptize any little baby, regardless of what THEY might get out of it. That is just sinful and shameful to deny ANYONE.
    If they followed Scripture, they wouldn't be baptizing any babies. But I digress....


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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'm pleasantly surprised at the results of this poll.
    It's dumb. The question shoul dhave been "Will YOU wait until marriage before having sex".

    All this poll shows is the number of people who want to enforce their vision of morality on everyone else.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    It's dumb. The question shoul dhave been "Will YOU wait until marriage before having sex".

    All this poll shows is the number of people who want to enforce their vision of morality on everyone else.
    It's not about having sex. And just because people have an opinion doesn't mean they want to force their view on other people. You can do whatever you want - it's just my opinion that you should wait until marriage to have kids.


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