I have my own personal reasons for disliking organized religions. I also have my own first hand experienced reasons for hating the Catholic Church. They are entitled to their positions, it is their God-given right. But so am I. The difference is, I don’t try to force them to live by my personal beliefs, whereas they try to force all of to live by theirs.
I heard a piece of a story on CNN yesterday, though missed the bulk of it. An internet search tonight found the world talking about this case.
A nine-year old girl, in Brazil, is raped by her step-father, ends up pregnant, with twins. The doctors find she is too small to handle carrying and giving birth to one child, but two would kill her. Her mother and doctor feel that abortion is the only thing to do. Abortion is illegal in Brazil except in cases where the mothers life is in danger, or rape. This girl met both those conditions, even leaving out the fact that she’s ONLY nine.
So what is the Church’s reaction? In their tolerant, loving, understanding, following Jesus Christ manner……………………the mother, doctor and everyone else who in any way assisted and allowed this abortion is to be excommunicated! Personally, I don’t really find this to be such a bad thing, but that’s just me. According to CNN even the Pope had his say in this matter, which of course was just backing up the Church of Brazil.
The church at least had the good grace to take the girl’s age into consideration and felt she didn’t deserve to be excommunicated. Too bad they don’t think her age is important enough regarding the pregnancy and death sentence they wanted to force on her.
And just to add insult to injury? There is NO mention in any of the articles about the low-life male who was her step-father being excommunicated. So this just confirms what I’ve always believed religious folks think, in the eyes of the Church, a man can rape and impregnate his child/step-child/any child/woman and it’s ok, just don’t let that child/woman have an abortion to save to her life. Talk about disgusting and twisted!
By Gary Duffy
BBC News, Sao Paulo
A Brazilian archbishop says all those who helped a child rape victim secure an abortion are to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
The girl, aged nine, who lives in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, became pregnant with twins.
It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather.
The excommunication applies to the child’s mother and the doctors involved in the procedure.
The pregnancy was terminated on Wednesday.
Abortion is only permitted in Brazil in cases of rape and where the mother’s life is at risk and doctors say the girl’s case met both these conditions.
Police believe that the girl at the centre of the case had been sexually abused by her step-father since she was six years old.
The fact that she was pregnant with twins was only discovered after she was taken to hospital in Pernambuco complaining of stomach pains.
Read the FULL STORY here.
According to the various stories I found, this same man also raped this girls older and disabled 14-year old sister. And the Church has not said one word, not one, about this man’s actions. But then why should I expect them to, they consistently try to cover up all their priest who sexually molest/abuse little boys.
I’m not sure what has me more disgusted the man raping the child or the church not caring about the child’s life.
“What would Jesus Do?” is a question they should be asking themselves. The dogma they spout is nauseating as is the blindness of these people who think they know what is best for everyone.
They care more about a fertilized egg or two in a womb than they do in a living, breathing, walking this earth human being. That child will carry the scars of the sexual abuse and rape with her for her entire life. They are not even worried about that.
And people wonder why I hate organized religions so much! No room for understanding, forgiveness, exceptional cases. Bunch of hypocrites!
Karma! That’s all I can say and I’m glad I won’t have theirs.