Sunday, March 21, 2010

Smoke Pot and Wear Condoms

This is written in response to listening to comedians and others talk about Christianity, especially the line about a religion that says that "sex is wrong and Christian rock is good."

Evidently, I've had a different experience with clergy than many others. Aside from the large amounts of cursing and drinking, there was also confirmation class.

We were sixteen years old and were told not to do drugs, but if we had to do drugs, to smoke pot, but to only do it once. Also, don't have sex, but since we were all going to do have sex anyway, to be sure to wear (or carry) condoms. And if our parents wouldn't get them for us, they (the priests) would. The same went for the gynaecologist. More to the point, if we got pregnant, it created more work for them.

Ditto Catholic school, where the sisters distributed an extremely detailed list of what type, how to use, the reliability, and where to get every form of contraception imaginable -- that it was a sin to use.

1 comment:

Paul (A.) said...

My understanding is that carrying alone is insufficient for the purpose. Did the priests understand this?

Gynecologists are, for the most part, not dummies. Kudos to them.