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John the Baptist was the Antechrist 
13th-May-2007 08:34 pm
Trevor baby stare
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that the pro-life Catholic Church spends a lot more energy opposing abortion than opposing the death penalty. In every place of worship, and around many believers necks, sits a sculpture of an ancient device for killing a prisoner in public.

(I've heard that Catholic organizations have started taking stands against the death penalty, war, and other politically-charged death situations. I applaud this direction and hope the world's largest organization takes a more public and active role in these campaigns.)
14th-May-2007 02:54 am (UTC)
It's an easy slippery-slope justification, really. I can logically defend the death penalty, and war, but not abortion.

That said, it's also hypocritical and the devil is in the details. Personally I'm against all three but I do acknowledge the need for defensive war. "Turn the other cheek" does not mean "be a combination of Neville Chamberlain and Vidkun Quisling".
14th-May-2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Not to be cliche, but you don't need to defend abortion as it is extremely unlikely you'll ever need one.

My point is not so much that abortion is or is not justifiable as that it is a medical decision; not a political one. War tends to be a little more random in its target, and I would hope the death penalty is never considered unless it is anticipated leaving the person alive would have a profound impact on the rest of society.

As for defensive war, allowing another person to injure you or others who might rely on you can be just as much a support of violence as the act of aggression itself. It's at least collusion by inaction.

I've never been clear on the wearing of crosses, apart from the fact that the "wheel of the year" cross precedes Christianity and represents something quite different, and the Christian empirical movement adopted and "repurposed" a lot of pagan stuff.
16th-Nov-2007 09:06 am (UTC) - Two new studies show why some people are more
Two new studies show why some people are more attractive for members of the opposite sex than others.

The University of Florida, Florida State University found that physically attractive people almost instantly attract the attention of the interlocutor, sobesednitsy with them, literally, it is difficult to make eye. This conclusion was reached by a series of psychological experiments, which were determined by the people who believe in sending the first seconds after the acquaintance. Here, a curious feature: single, unmarried experimental preferred to look at the guys, beauty opposite sex, and family, people most often by representatives of their sex.

The authors believe that this feature developed a behavior as a result of the evolution: a man trying to find a decent pair to acquire offspring. If this is resolved, he wondered potential rivals. Detailed information about this magazine will be published Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

In turn, a joint study of the Rockefeller University, Rockefeller University and Duke University, Duke University in North Carolina revealed that women are perceived differently by men smell. During experiments studied the perception of women one of the ingredients of male pheromone-androstenona smell, which is contained in urine or sweat.

The results were startling: women are part of this repugnant odor, and the other part is very attractive, resembling the smell of vanilla, and the third group have not felt any smell. The authors argue that the reason is that the differences in the receptor responsible for the olfactory system, from different people are different.

It has long been proven that mammals (including human) odor is one way of attracting the attention of representatives of the opposite sex. A detailed article about the journal Nature will publish.
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