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To: vladimir998
Protestant sects of any notable size have made their choice: they are squarely in the pro-contraception, and by default, pro-choice under certain circumstances corner. Period.

A bizarre, baseless claim. Any Christian who does not accept your pope is Protestant by definition. That includes quite a broad swath of ardently pro-life people, who do not participate in any "denomination." As far as sects, I take it you are unfamiliar with Baptists. Or Pentecostals.

And, magesterium aside, there seems to be quite the heated debate ongoing, pertaining to abortion, within the Catholic church hierarchy, let alone the laity. And yet you suppose that these same people are declining to advocate use of other birth control methods?

So, what was your point, beyond mere partisan cheerleading?

32 posted on 06/13/2009 11:31:06 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

You wrote:

“A bizarre, baseless claim. Any Christian who does not accept your pope is Protestant by definition.”

No. Eastern Orthodox are not Catholics nor are they Protestants. Mt claim was not at all bizarre or baseless. Notice how you are not actually contesting it with an example that would disprove it?

“That includes quite a broad swath of ardently pro-life people, who do not participate in any “denomination.””

No, actually it doesn’t. I said “Protestant sects”. If they’re not in a sect, a denomination, but are individuals then they’re not who I am talking about. You do know the difference between a sect and an individual, right? Which word did I use?

“As far as sects, I take it you are unfamiliar with Baptists. Or Pentecostals.”

Nope. I know that they are only quasi-pro-life. The larger Baptist and Pentecostal sects all support use of contraceptives and many of them believe in limited abortion (i.e. for rape, incest, woman’s life).

“And, magesterium aside, there seems to be quite the heated debate ongoing, pertaining to abortion, within the Catholic church hierarchy, let alone the laity.”

Nope. There is no debate at all among the bishops. None at all. There never has been and never will be. I am sure you can find a dissenting bishops somewhere who flouts Church teaching, but there is no “debate”. This has been a settled “debate” for 2,000 years.

“And yet you suppose that these same people are declining to advocate use of other birth control methods?”

I don’t even know what you mean there.

“So, what was your point, beyond mere partisan cheerleading?”

My point was to point out the truth. I did that and you have not been able to overthrow that so far.


33 posted on 06/13/2009 11:58:58 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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