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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:00 AM

The pope grudgingly labels "morally acceptable" what is actually a moral obligation.

Vatican OKs Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines, Even If Research Involved Fetal Tissue

These vaccines are the only real hope we have of ridding ourselves of COVID-19 without the terrible cost in human lives associated with reliance upon "herd immunity". Those who refuse vaccination will prolong the pandemic and increase the number of deaths, so it's a moral obligation to the human species to get it when it's made available to you.

The pope could have encouraged getting the vaccine but instead he effectively stated that taking it is "morally acceptable", sounding like he doesn't like it but if you really must take it then he'll look the other way in his disgust. To most Catholics he's probably leaving the impression that the Truly Devout should refuse.

So thanks for nothing, pope.

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Towlie Dec 22 OP
mr_lebowski Dec 22 #1
Alacritous Crier Dec 22 #2
Loki Liesmith Dec 22 #4
mr_lebowski Dec 22 #6
50 Shades Of Blue Dec 22 #3
Mr.Bill Dec 22 #7
Loki Liesmith Dec 22 #5

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:04 AM

1. I hate most religions ...

I don't hate all people who are religious, but organized religion generally sucks IMHO.
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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:12 AM

2. 👍🏼

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. How edgy

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:42 AM

6. Lol I know right?

It's pretty fucking deep, too, don't you think?

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:13 AM

3. I actually think this is a huge concession. It's grudging, but it gives permission.

And believe me, I loathe this pope with his wholly undeserved "kinder and gentler" image! He's just as misogynistic as all the rest. So I was truly shocked that he OK'd the vaccine.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:27 PM

7. Anything to keep people alive

so they can put money in the collection basket. That is the sole purpose of the Catholic church.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:37 AM

5. Reading comprehension

How does it work?

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