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To: GonzoII
The Catholic Church does not prescribe the literature Catholics are to read. She does at times prescribe the literature they are not to read. She was sent by Christ to teach and preserve the true faith in this world. Just as the State forbids the sale of injurious chemicals and poisons, the Church forbids that literature which can poison the mind and soul. She would not be doing her duty if she did not....It would be a mortal sin to disobey the disciplinary law of the Church in this matter; for no book is placed on the Index without very grave reasons for the prohibition....

[His reply to the challenge that "there is no room for restrictions of any kind on our liberty in a democracy"]
In other words, you object to censorship of any kind where reading matter is concerned. Democracy must not be allowed to defend itself and its children against indecent filth, or even against literature calculated to undermine democracy itself! You are a great and wise defender of democracy indeed!

"Many people feel that censorship is a violation of Freedom of Speech.

Bull feathers!

Censorship is NOT unconstitutional. Censors have the right to censor what you hear. The Bill of Rights says nothing about Freedom of Hearing. This, of course, takes a lot of the fun out of the Freedom of Speech. Ha ha ha...

...There is nothing in the Bill of Rights about Freedom of Seeing. You can look for it, but if you see it, you'd better not show it to anybody.

Therefore, censorship does not interfere with the constitutional right of every American to sit alone, in the dark, in the nude, and cuss."

Pat Paulsen, on Censorship
January 7, 1968

5 posted on 05/04/2011 8:32:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG...thank you. Thank you.)
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To: Alex Murphy
“If your Church has the truth,” is the crux of this thread. The church has the “Belief” bit down pat.

Time for definitions.
1. A “Truth” can be verified.
2. A “Belief” exists in the mind of the believer and does not need verification.

Perhaps, “If your Church has the belief” would be more accurate. Accurate, but not likely to bring in as many tithes.

6 posted on 05/04/2011 9:16:37 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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