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Ireland was once one of the world’s most Catholic countries, but now that the nation voted to legalize abortion, the whole fabric of not just Catholicism but Christianity is becoming unravelled.
The former president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, is claiming that baptism oppresses babies because it denies them the right to choose their religion for themselves. As quoted by Doug Mainwaring in an article on the subject, she said:
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“You can’t impose, really, obligations on people who are only two weeks old and you can’t say to them at seven or eight or 14 or 19 ‘here is what you contracted, here is what you signed up to’ because the truth is they didn’t,” said McAleese in a June 23 interview with the Irish Times. “But you and I know, we live now in times where we have the right to freedom of conscience, freedom of belief, freedom of opinion, freedom of religion and freedom to change religion. The Catholic Church yet has to fully embrace that thinking,” she continued. “My human right to inform my own conscience, my human right to express my conscience even if it is the case that it contradicts the magisterium [teaching authority of the church], that right to conscience is supreme.”
I can see a Baptist arguing along similar lines,...
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