Anti-Catholic rant at Pandagon requires attention June 14, 2006Posted by Administrator in Catholicism, Pandamansanity, Politics.
I guess I can understand Pam over at Pandagon. She’s a lesbian and feeling persecuted. But Amanda is something else. This is one of the most unhappy, bitter women I can remember ever coming across.
I mean sure, I often look like a curmudgeon, but compared to Ms. Marcotte I end up looking like the Good Humor Man.
Angry, angry woman. Particularly if the issue is either pro-Christian or anti-birth control. And when those twain shall meet, she really gets bent out of shape. This post in particular is so hostile (not to mention deeply ill-informed) on the Catholic Church and its positions on birth control and pre-Cana education that I felt it required some redress, in my usual cranky fashion. Since I fully expect my humble commentary to be put on the cyber-slag heap over there, I thought I’d publish my thoughts over here just to make sure they don’t get totally lost.
If you have a strong stomach, I suggest that you go see the actual post and read it in all of its acerbic and repulsive degeneracy.
This is going to be SUCH a waste of time. . .but because I’m channelling Don Quixote today, I’ll have a tilt anyway.
I ran off and checked my pills. It doesn’t say a damn thing about sloughing off embryos. The reason it doesn’t say that is because that’s not how it works. (the last sentence links to PZ Myers claiming that Plan B does not cause abortions.)
You are either misguided or lying. Plan B and the Pill are not the same thing, and anyway BOTH of them will terminate a fertilized egg.
In the meantime, it’s important and cannot be hammered home enough—NFP is birth control. Duh. The Church is not opposed to birth control, only artificial birth control. But don’t let that get in the way of your rant.
Actually, the failure rate of actual use of NFP is 25%. Fine. you use your politically motivated stats, I’ll use mine. (failure rates as high as 36% [http://www.prolife.com/CONDOMS.html])
This contradiction is resolved by using a form of birth control that has a high failure rate and is a source of unnecessary tension in relationships. Not in the marriages I know that use it. Including mine.
“Research, such as a study done at Michigan State University, shows increased communication and greater marital satisfaction among couples who use NFP. In fact, according to a study by Aquilar, the divorce rate for couples who use NFP might be as low as 0.6%”
And while we’re pulling numbers directly out of our ass, I’ll say that the divorce rate for couples who use NFP might be as high as 94.7%. Prove your numbers.
Not that any of this matters. Since I am barking against the party line here, I actually expect my comments to go either unmoderated/unaccepted, or outright deleted.
After this, maybe Dr. Sanity and I can analyze Amanda and attempt to uncover the basis of her deep animus to all things Catholic. . .like perhaps a deep-seated concern that maybe it is actually true, but this opposes her desire to live her life as she sees fit. . .no surprise, I guess. Heaven knows her lifestyle certainly has rendered her happy and easygoing. . .