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Old 04-06-2002, 03:31 AM   #21
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Labels are convenient, but misleading. I would hazard a guess that the majority of Republicans and Democrats do NOT support EVERY policy of their respective parties, but the label implies that they do.

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Exactly. I sort of liken it to being labeled a "Fan" of U2 or any other band. I am a U2 fan, that doesn't mean I like Everything song they have ever written, and the same applies to me being a Republican, I don't agree with every policy but i can agree with most of them. Does this make sense?

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Old 04-06-2002, 04:41 PM   #22
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Exactly. I sort of liken it to being labeled a "Fan" of U2 or any other band. I am a U2 fan, that doesn't mean I like Everything song they have ever written, and the same applies to me being a Republican, I don't agree with every policy but i can agree with most of them. Does this make sense?

It would make sense if you didn't call yourself a Republican.

I'm not a U2 fan.

U2 music is the most important (non-person) thing in my life.
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Old 04-06-2002, 10:13 PM   #23
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wouldn't want to "belong" to either one, Republican or Democrat, what an awful label to call oneself.
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Old 04-06-2002, 10:44 PM   #24
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Speaking of bias...

As for the Catholic Church (this coming from a lifelong Catholic) it deserves most of the criticism it gets. You'd be shocked about the kind of stuff the Church is hiding, and it is a very safe bet that there are protected pedophiles in every diocese worldwide, not just Boston.

In some defense of the Church, though, it is human like any other institution. You will *never* find a perfect religion, but the Church brought on a lot of this itself, having always placed itself on a pedestal above humanity and just below God. Especially with the hypocrisy of Jubilee 2000 that emphasized forgiveness, considering that the Church did a half assed job of confessing its own sins, I certainly shed no tear for it currently.

Perhaps that is a bad thing to say, especially coming from a still practicing Catholic like myself, but my faith is with the "faith," not the "institution," whom I lost nearly all respect for years ago.

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Old 04-06-2002, 11:18 PM   #25
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It would make sense if you didn't call yourself a Republican.
What does that mean?

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This much is true; no one is ever as open-minded as they think.

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Old 04-08-2002, 09:32 PM   #27
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First, I agree with Melon's opinions on the current plight of the Catholic Church. I am also a practicing Catholic.

Second, popsadie, you're not alone, especially in Oklahoma. I think the conservative Christian movement in Oklahoma are just the people who are yelling the loudest. I learned long ago that if others are going to question my motivations, so be it. I don't answer to them, but rather to myself. And there are always kindred spirits out there, even in Oklahoma.

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What does that mean?

It means she agreed with me, then labelled herself, thereby contradicting my point.
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