Jodi - posted on 09/27/2009 ( 51 moms have responded )
I know this may end up baing a hot topic, but I know everyone here is incredibly open :)
I personally was raised Protestant, but my husband, and now both my children are Catholic. However, we get to church maybe 4 or 5 times a year, so we have beliefs, but we are not fanatical about them.
This recent case about the mother who was implanted with the wrong embryo (see the thread, I'll post it when I save this and find it, LOL) it turns out the implanted mother was Catholic. The Catholic faith's position on abortion is that "A human being comes into existence at the moment of fertilization of an oocyte (ovum) by a sperm."
However, on the flip side, the family was undergoing IVF in order to have a baby, and the Catholic Church's position on this is "the Catholic Church condemns as gravely evil acts, both IVF in and of itself, and stem cell research performed on IVF embryos."
Over the years, I have encountered many religious hypocrisies, I could spell out many more here. This particular one was just one that came to mind when I read the article.
Thoughts? Not just on this particular issue. Do you believe sometimes people use religion to justify certain actions, but are quite happy to disregard it when it serves their purposes?