March 5th, 2009

Worship Chaos

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In other news, seems a nine-year-old girl in Brazil was taken to the doctor with stomach pains. It was discovered that she was pregnant with twins. It is alleged that she had been sexually assaulted over a number of years by her stepfather. He tried to escape to another country and has been arrested.

Believe it or not, this is not the part of the story I want you to hear.

Needless to say, due to the young age of the girl, this was a health risk. Abortion is only permitted in Brazil in cases of rape and where the mother's life is at risk and doctors say the girl's case met both these conditions. So, no surprise, right? Apparently, the Church doesn't think so. The Catholic Church tried to intervene to prevent the abortion going ahead. Now, a Church spokesman says all those involved, including the child's mother and the doctors, are to be excommunicated. The child's age keeps her safe from the punishment, but everyone else is out of luck.

Priorities. They ain't got them.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Believe what you choose, and be free to have whatever relationship YOU want to have with YOUR deity...but don't let some organized bunch of blowhards tell you what you should believe, what you should do, or whether you get to be connected to your deity. If any God is real, it won't need a middleman to save your soul.
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Di had a weird feeling in her chest, recently. Little bit of pain, faster heart rate. It went away, so we just figured we'd keep an eye out. Got a call about half an hour ago form her, saying it was happening again, worse, so her friend/coworker is taking her to the doc.

As usual, all I can do is sit here and wait to see what happens.
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Well, everything is back to normal. I guess her heart rate got so high the machine couldn't get it, they had to do it by hand. But it slowed back down, and at this point, they dunno what caused it, just some general kind of arrhythmia. I suppose that means it's time to do a whole new battery of tests.

Anyway, things are back to their normal level of stress.