"To the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be your husband, and he shall rule over you."
Too often I have heard people defending the Roman Catholic Church saying that in spite of its misdeeds throughout the annals of history, it remained a force for good and a custodian of morality - excepting those episodes of lapses when the Church was "misguided" or "led astray", of course. Those are the euphemism they use to describe all manners of murder, torture, bigotry, corruption and warmongery this self-proclaimed bastion of morality have perpetrated and engendered throughout the ages. Burned a scientist that disagreed with the Pope? Sorry, we were just "misguided", tee hee.
People should see that decrepit institution as I do: a constant reminder of the atrocities humans are capable of when they allow Dogma to rule over Reason.
Last week, news broke on yet another glowing sampler of the sort of morality offered by the Catholic Church. The story goes like this:
At the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center at Phoenix, Arizona, a young lady was severely ill from Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) complicating her 11-week pregnancy. Just so everyone can be on the same page here, medicos and non-medicos alike; PPH is a rare, progressive condition where there's between 30 to 50% chance the mother could DIE as a result of it. It's not exactly one of those things where you simply tell a patient to go and walk it off, is my point. While there's no consensus yet on what exactly causes the disease, everybody and their grandmothers know that pregnancy just makes it worse.
Enter our heroic nun, Sister Margaret McBride who, in her capacity a member of the ethics committee decided - along with with the patient and her doctors - that the best course of action was to abort the pregnancy. And they did. The woman survived. A bittersweet ending, yes, but c'est la vie and all that, you know?
Except, that's not the end of it.
In comes Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, fuckhead - oops, I mean head of the Phoenix Diocese, who said that Sister Margaret was "automatically excommunicated" for her role in the decision. He wrote,
"I am gravely concerned by the fact that an abortion was performed several months ago in a Catholic hospital in this diocese. I am further concerned by the hospital's statement that the termination of a human life was necessary to treat the mother's underlying medical condition."
"An unborn child is not a disease. While medical professionals should certainly try to save a pregnant mother's life, the means by which they do it can never be by directly killing her unborn child. The end does not justify the means."
"The Catholic Church will continue to defend life and proclaim the evil of abortion without compromise, and must act to correct even her own members if they fail in this duty"
So what about the already-born mother, Bishop Thomas J. Fuckhead? Is her life worth less than her 11 weeks old proto-baby? No one is saying that an unborn child is a disease here - but attempting to carry the baby to term would almost certainly kill her. And does the end of protecting your precious doctrines justify your means of belief that that woman ought to just suck it and die? I am gravely concerned, Monsignor Fuckhead, that you're considered the voice of moral authority over every Catholic institution which falls within your diocese.
Can anyone honestly tell me if Jesus himself would condone what this subhuman scumbag would have done if he was in Sister Margaret's position in that last-minute, life-or-death situation?
The coldblooded beast would have stood aside and let BOTH the woman and her child die.
Remember now that this misogynistic shit-stain is NOT A DOCTOR by any stretch of the imagination. He should have absolutely no authority whatsoever in the formulation of a hospital's ethical practice.
Sister Margaret, who really should receive accolades and much kudos for her decision, was instead excommunicated and reassigned - and neither the hospital nor the bishop's office would say if Bishop Olmsted was directly involved in demoting her. You see, in the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of the Roman Catholic Church where men wears pimped-out dresses and holy blings; you are wrong if you save a life and should receive punishment for your good deed. But if you fucked children and made them suck your dick, the Church will help secrete you to someplace where the law can't reach you and make your victims sign vows of silence to protect you from the police. This is what the Catholic Church really stands for. It cares about protecting its good name more than justice and morality. It will defend its dogma more readily than it will defend your life.
If you are at all a decent person, these practices of the Catholic Church should disturb you - and then anger you.
As a medical student, I warn you against going to a Catholic hospital to seek help when you're ill. You'll never know when some morally bankrupt cross-dresser like Bishop Olmsted is going to decide to let you die just to pursue some "misguided" Catholic agenda. I mean, this is something even the Catholic laity can get behind on. What if it's your wife who's dying of PPH and her condition is critical enough that she would definitely die unless an abortion is performed? What if some creepy old priest on the ethics committee says "No abortion. She's a daughter of Eve so God sez she must suffer, LOL?" They might not even inform you of all the options available to you and your wife just so you won't be tempted to "sin" at all.
This is yet another example of why religion and the religious deserve absolutely no respect.
P.S. I might just start doing writeups on all the horrible things religious people do on a regular basis, so more people will realise that all these antiquated superstitions and woo have no place in our enlightened, modern society.
Hopes to see the Roman Catholic
Church destroyed in his lifetime,
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