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Vince 1
I-love-it! Barbara is a gem. Thank you!
Posted by Vince on January 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
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She's almost 75 by now, I think. The sort of person who knows how to make the most of a postcard, for sure.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM · Report this
Knat 3
"Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse." - Christopher Hitchens
Posted by Knat on January 31, 2012 at 1:20 PM · Report this
Keister Button 4
I guess I'll have to look up Ms. Tomlinson's address and let her know of the local churches, some with "catholic" but not "roman" in their name, that already exist because of differences with the outdated, not-at-all-acting-in-love Vatican, including but not limited to philosophies of same-sex marriage. I doubt very much The Stranger is going to let her know where those churches are. She will probably be happy to know they exist.
Posted by Keister Button on January 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 5
Postcards? You mean, like, mail? Fuhgetaboutit.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on January 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this
thatsnotright 6
Good for her! I woner why the Catholic Church has never figured out that celibate clergy also don't contribute to the population?
Posted by thatsnotright on January 31, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 7
Dear Ms. Tomlinson,

Try the Episcopalians. They're basically like the Catholics, but without a Pope.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on January 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 8
I'm sorry. I'm having some trouble reading this. Does this mean Zodiac is back?
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on January 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM · Report this
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The split already happened. It's called the Anglican \Communion, or Episcoapl church here in the US
Posted by jeffy on January 31, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
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@3 (Knat): I appreciated the Hitchens quote. We should also remember that there are places in the world where some religions are still making an offer that people cannot refuse and are still behaving barbarically.
Posted by PCM on January 31, 2012 at 3:33 PM · Report this
Simone 11
Ah the Episcopalians. I was baptized in my grandparents Episcopalian church. And I was sent to sunday service/school when I was little. I loved to play but as soon as I was put in the school part where they told us bible stories and other things I day dreamed about playing outside and in the toy room.
Posted by Simone on January 31, 2012 at 3:46 PM · Report this
Barbara Tee 12
Yes, I am 75 years old - I wrote the postcard! Thanks for printing both sides!!!

For several years now, I have done my "activism" bit by determining to write a postcard a day, yes, one each and every day, to legislators, publications, CEOs, whatever! Postcards are a LOT cheaper than letters! and unlike e-mails or telephone calls {which I sometimes do also}, they are "things" that are tangible and can be passed around, not just float off forgotten into space afterwards. I am not under the apprehension that President Obama, etc., actually gets to read {most of} them; I aim the postcards at the slavey in the office who has to open the mail! SOMEbody has to read them! Secretary or intern or whatever. They are important people too!

I am aware of websites such as "Voice of the Faithful", of Catholics who want to reform the Church. For many reasons, there are some people to whom Catholic traditional imagery, stories, art, music, ritual, etc., hold great appeal. They are not for a "stripped-down" Protestant kind of Church, such as the ones produced by the 16th-century Reformation. They still want to be "Catholics"..... but, it is true that the VAST Majority of Catholics simply IGNORE the Church Hierarchy's strictures on, for example, Birth Control..... and, there are Catholic groups such as Dignity, and others, for Catholic Gays......
What I don't get, and need to be enlightened on here, is, Why the F... do all these people, or some of them at least, still GIVE THEIR MONEY TO THE VATICAN.... which uses it for shady business transactions, to defend Pedophiles, to consistently spread lies about its history {including WWII and the Holocaust}, to campaign against LGBT Equal Rights..... NOT giving it to "Catholic Charity", unless it is to take over, bully and threaten withdrawal of funding from those "Charities" that REALLY want to help women, children, and anyone who doesn't happen to agree with their dogmas.....

A FINAL SPLIT with the Church, would be, for the dissidents to NOT FORK OVER THEIR MONEY...... and use it to support their own buildings, services, art, music, ritual, etc...... That is the only thing that makes any sense at all to me!!! Such a Split has GOT TO happen, I think, soon!
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Posted by Barbara Tee on February 4, 2012 at 8:22 PM · Report this
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Yes, I am 75 years old - I wrote the postcard! Thanks for printing both sides!!!

For several years now, I have done my "activism" bit by determining to write a postcard a day, yes, one each and every day, to legislators, publications, CEOs, whatever! Postcards are a LOT cheaper than letters! and unlike e-mails or telephone calls {which I sometimes do also}, they are "things" that are tangible and can be passed around, not just float off forgotten into space afterwards. I am not under the apprehension that President Obama, etc., actually gets to read {most of} them; I aim the postcards at the slavey in the office who has to open the mail! SOMEbody has to read them! Secretary or intern or whatever. They are important people too!

I am aware of websites such as "Voice of the Faithful", of Catholics who want to reform the Church. For many reasons, there are some people to whom Catholic traditional imagery, stories, art, music, ritual, etc., hold great appeal. They are not for a "stripped-down" Protestant kind of Church, such as the ones produced by the 16th-century Reformation. They still want to be "Catholics"..... but, it is true that the VAST Majority of Catholics simply IGNORE the Church Hierarchy's strictures on, for example, Birth Control..... and, there are Catholic groups such as Dignity, and others, for Catholic Gays......
What I don't get, and need to be enlightened on here, is, Why the F... do all these people, or some of them at least, still GIVE THEIR MONEY TO THE VATICAN.... which uses it for shady business transactions, to defend Pedophiles, to consistently spread lies about its history {including WWII and the Holocaust}, to campaign against LGBT Equal Rights..... NOT giving it to "Catholic Charity", unless it is to take over, bully and threaten withdrawal of funding from those "Charities" that REALLY want to help women, children, and anyone who doesn't happen to agree with their dogmas.....

A FINAL SPLIT with the Church, would be, for the dissidents to NOT FORK OVER THEIR MONEY...... and use it to support their own buildings, services, art, music, ritual, etc...... That is the only thing that makes any sense at all to me!!! Such a Split has GOT TO happen, I think, soon!
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Posted by BMutinyT on February 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM · Report this
Barbara Tee 14
s, I am 75 years old - I wrote the postcard! Thanks for printing both sides!!!

For several years now, I have done my "activism" bit by determining to write a postcard a day, yes, one each and every day, to legislators, publications, CEOs, whatever! Postcards are a LOT cheaper than letters! and unlike e-mails or telephone calls {which I sometimes do also}, they are "things" that are tangible and can be passed around, not just float off forgotten into space afterwards. I am not under the apprehension that President Obama, etc., actually gets to read {most of} them; I aim the postcards at the slavey in the office who has to open the mail! SOMEbody has to read them! Secretary or intern or whatever. They are important people too!

I am aware of websites such as "Voice of the Faithful", of Catholics who want to reform the Church. For many reasons, there are some people to whom Catholic traditional imagery, stories, art, music, ritual, etc., hold great appeal. They are not for a "stripped-down" Protestant kind of Church, such as the ones produced by the 16th-century Reformation. They still want to be "Catholics"..... but, it is true that the VAST Majority of Catholics simply IGNORE the Church Hierarchy's strictures on, for example, Birth Control..... and, there are Catholic groups such as Dignity, and others, for Catholic Gays......
What I don't get, and need to be enlightened on here, is, Why the F... do all these people, or some of them at least, still GIVE THEIR MONEY TO THE VATICAN.... which uses it for shady business transactions, to defend Pedophiles, to consistently spread lies about its history {including WWII and the Holocaust}, to campaign against LGBT Equal Rights..... NOT giving it to "Catholic Charity", unless it is to take over, bully and threaten withdrawal of funding from those "Charities" that REALLY want to help women, children, and anyone who doesn't happen to agree with their dogmas.....

A FINAL SPLIT with the Church, would be, for the dissidents to NOT FORK OVER THEIR MONEY...... and use it to support their own buildings, services, art, music, ritual, etc...... That is the only thing that makes any sense at all to me!!! Such a Split has GOT TO happen, I think, soon!
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Posted by Barbara Tee on February 4, 2012 at 8:34 PM · Report this
Barbara Tee 15
Oh, sorry about the duplicate!
Posted by Barbara Tee on February 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM · Report this

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