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OK, I'll take the flack on this one. IMO, a real LOL.

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I never heard of it but apparently there is a Notional Condom Day. I read in the Mexico News Daily:

"To celebrate International Condom Day — strategically observed the day before Valentine’s — health officials and others handed out around 100,000 condoms on the Mexico City Metro on Thursday. "

A decade ago, my fracc. was asking for Christmas donations for the workers. They listed the workers names and number of children each had. One had 9 children. In the gifts I left, I noted one for this worker, and it was a box of condoms.

Save telling m how everyone has a right to believe what they want and follow those beliefs, etc. I also have the right to disagree (called "Freedom of Thought.")

I just couldn't resist on this one.

 

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Well, I got a chuckle out of it.  Years ago when we lived on Javier Mina with a gate where those could see into the carport and house, I had many  women with children in tow and another bun in the oven ring the bell as they could easily see I was in the house.  I'd hand over canned soup, pesos and condoms.  

Cheers,

Val  :)

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Do they just want more Catholics or do they want smart Catholics who have figured out that they should only have as many children as they can feed, clothe and educate.

 

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12 minutes ago, Ferret said:

Do they just want more Catholics or do they want smart Catholics who have figured out that they should only have as many children as they can feed, clothe and educate.

 

Do you think they care?  I doubt it. "Smart" Catholics might put the church's misogyny in too bright a spotlight.

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Absolutely true gringal. Because smart people generally have other questions about various religions that would make the religious entities squirm.

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9 hours ago, Ferret said:

Do they just want more Catholics or do they want smart Catholics who have figured out that they should only have as many children as they can feed, clothe and educate.

 

The parents might want more children. Better odds of getting more support when their children start working and marrying and more grandchildren to coddle.

Higher esteem comes to them from their peers the more children they have. Your rational way of looking at it is akin to NOB thinking and has trickled down here amongst the more middle class and above families I might guess.

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About 5 years ago condoms where in locked boxes at Walmart. Now every "tienda" sells them. I was at Costco about 2 weeks ago and they had boxes pilled high of the SICO brand (Sico, what a great name for a condom..). Times seem to be changing for the better, as far as STD is concern anyway !

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Thirty years ago I used to carry condoms in my wallet.  Now I carry hearing aid batteries.  😀

 

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3 hours ago, Oatsie said:

Thirty years ago I used to carry condoms in my wallet.  Now I carry hearing aid batteries.  😀

 

Major LOL!!!!

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Catholic Church national wealth estimated to be $30 billion, investigation finds

Posted 11 Feb 2018, 9:22pm

There are calls for the Catholic Church's tax-free status to be reviewed after a Fairfax investigation revealing the extent of property, assets and investments owned by the church in Australia  to be about 30 billion dollars.
According to a Time Magazine report from February, 1965, Bankers' best guesses about the Vatican's wealth put it at $10 billion to $15 billion. Of this wealth, Italian stockholdings alone run to $1.6 billion, 15% of the value of listed shares on the Italian market. The Vatican has big investments in banking, insurance, chemicals, steel, construction, real estate.
To be fair, the church does give support to a lot of charities for children. Of course, today's children become tomorrows adults that contribute to the church.
L. Ron Hubbard,  author and the founder of the Church of Scientology is reported to have said:    "You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion,"
 
 
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