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God-given right to guns... not so God-given after all?

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Jeysie Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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"The Vatican praised President Barack Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, saying they are a 'step in a right direction.'

"The Vatican's chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress "to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths."

"Lombardi renewed Vatican appeals for disarmament and encouragement for measures to fight 'the production, commerce and contraband of all types of arms,' an industry fueled by 'enormous economic and power interests'."

Well, oopsie, so much for that angle of the pro-gun argument.
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:iconcreepye:
The true translation is "Thou shall not murder" not kill.
The pope is not the mouth piece for God. Although I'm sure he spends an enormous amount of time interpreting the Bible. Also no one is bound to live by the Pope's decrees or there wouldn't be any one living together before marriage or homosexuals.
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Jeysie Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How convenient of you.
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:iconsaidryian:
When you think about it, when God gave the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" you'd think that'd be a clear indication that he doesn't want people to have guns.
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Jeysie Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You'd think, but this thread is full of people trying to tell me how the Word of God should only apply when they feel like it should apply.
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:iconsaidryian:
<3 hahaha I know right.
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Cenaris Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad a figure of religious authority issues this suggestion in an era when noone really cares about religion anymore except down in ol' bible belt land.
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Jeysie Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Who are pretty hypocritical about it.
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jerseycajun Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This isn't a matter of catechetics. Lay Catholics are not in any way bound to this opinion, and are very much allowed to hold different positions on the issue.
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Jeysie Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Certainly, yet they seem to have no problems following the Pope when it comes to things like denying birth control to their employees. Convenient, isn't it?
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jerseycajun Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Birth control actually is a matter that's covered in the Catechism, not up for discussion amongst the laity. The earlier issue isn't comparable to this one.

Apart from that however, it's more than a bit Orwellian to hold that not buying birth control on someone else's behalf constitutes denial of access.
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