Catholic 2012 Election Propaganda

The distortion of the meaning of freedom of religion in this video is disgusting. I’m not going to repeat myself but if you don’t know what is wrong with the claim that it is a violation of religious freedom for the Catholic Church not to be able to impose its religious standards on its employees who perform non-religious tasks, then read my extensive dissections of these issues in the following posts:

Religious Privilege and Grievance-Based Catholic Identity Politics on Full Display

Should Catholic Employers Be Exempted From Paying For Health Insurance Covering Contraception? (A Debate With Mary The Catholic Graduate Student Part 1)

What Are The Limits of Church Authority In the Public Sphere? (A Debate With Mary The Catholic Graduate Student Part 2)

Must (or Can) the Religious Engage in the Secular Sphere ‘Non-Religiously’? (A Debate With Mary The Catholic Graduate Student Part 3)

The Catholic Church Wants Women Pregnant Against Their Wills

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H/T: Libby Anne

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.