Saturday, April 11, 2009

Notre Dame University: Obama Address

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Religion has played a crucial role in human life over the centuries, thus it cannot be discounted. I respect all religions as long as they are practiced in their spirit. Unfortunately, more often than not, religions are hijacked by a few fanatics and extremists. This kind of hijacking is not specific to any particular religion, they all have such miscreants. That brings me to Catholicism and its miscreants. I do not understand those misguided people from the University of Notre Dame who do not want Obama to speak there because he is pro-choice. I've always had difficulty with such people who are self-righteous know-it-alls. Now these kinds of pro-lifers do not seem to mind child-abuse, as some Catholic clergy is guilty of that, they do not mind if the mother's life is in danger and a number of other factors where a woman has to make the difficult decision of whether or not to abort a pregnancy.

Obama, according to these malefactors, should not deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame because he respects the right of a woman to choose. He is not promoting that every baby ever conceived must be aborted. This tells you how religious followers go rogue. It is OK to bomb an abortion clinic, kill people by the dozens, and let the mother die but never dare to save her life or save her from other extenuating circumstances such as pregnancy as a result of rape. I understand that such abortions are performed very early on after conception.

Notre Dame is a respectable university but through this current fiasco of protest against Obama's speech it is getting a bad name which reveals that some Catholics still live in an unenlightened era.

Quite a motto the university has:

Vita, Dulcedo, Spes

In English: Life, Sweetness, Hope.

I suppose this motto is meant for men only and does not include the well-being of women.

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  1. There has been a petition put out by Friends of Notre Damn er... Dame who are asking the administration to let Obama speak. Most of them are Catholics.They view it as a violation of free speech, for one thing.
    I wish that Catholics would read the history of Margaret Sanger's birth control work in the book called The Pill.
    She begins with her own account of growing up in a British working class family. The worst time was payday when the men got drunk and went home and abused their wives. She gives an account of her own mother screaming and writhing in pain from yet another pregnancy. Many women dying from too many children, too many mouths to feed and pleading with her to help.
    Backroom abortions were ugly and ungodly but the Catholic Church shunned birth control. She was arrested several times and her offices closed down for giving out birth control info to the women lined up outside to receive it.

  2. Oemissions,
    I agree with you 100%. I suppose the epidemic of ignorance remains untreated.