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Reply to "Life After Limbo"

I think that you are changing the definition halfway through the argument. My point was that the Catholic Church holds the teachings that it does out of principle. You and I do not agree with all the teachings or with all the principles. Very well. That still does not make those beliefs unprincipled. You have yours, the Roman Catholics have theirs.

As for constructing ("concocting"? Your biases are showing again) a consistent and logical theological argument against condoms, sure, but the Catholic Church has already done that. I doubt that my doing so would make any difference to you, especially since it would no doubt look very Catholic. I would not agree with it,now, and so I can only hope that I would do the argument justice, but given the worth and importance of human life, and given the Catholic idea of the sovereignty of God, then condom use is a denial of God's role and rule in your life, and the denial of life to those children who would be born if condoms were not used.

The Catholic argument is an argument for life and living. AS to diseases like AIDS, there is a simple answer to that one. It's just one that most people do not wish to hear and to follow.

I saw a cartoon some years ago in which a young man asked his grandfather, "What did you wear to prevent sexually transmitteed diseases?" Grandpa answered, "A wedding ring."

So the problem with AIDS is not just condoms or the Catholics. The principles of the Catholic Church are not absent just because we disagree with them.
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