Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy
I was raised in the catholic religion. Just because I don't profess a particular religious belief does not make me an atheist. I calls em like I sees em and I have seen plenty to justify my opinions about religion. That you take offense at my opinion says more about you than about me. I think my statements were a counterbalance to your statements about the infallibility of the papacy.
If you think I was saying the pope is infallible, you haven't actually been reading my posts. What I said is that if you're GOING to follow the rules, you need to follow all of them, not just the one about condoms. You need to make sure your spouse if following them as well. And for the cases where medical issues have arisen, the church allows for that (although, as has been pointed out, they still don't want people risking their lives).
And if you're NOT going to follow the rules, then do so safely. Breaking one means you might need to break others. Don't hide behind the pope's coat tails when sex outside of marriage means you need to don a rubber.
And if you REALLY can't handle not living with either of those options.... leave the church.
Simple as that.
But hey, what do I know? I'm only religious because I'm a pervert in hiding according to your post that shouldn't have offended me.