By Pauline Kim, CNN
(CNN) – The letter is signed "cordially" but students who received the instruction to stop handing out condoms on campus say they were taken aback by demands they feel could go as far as threatening their rights.
Various dorm rooms at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, have a "Safe Site" symbol on their door. That signifies that inside are male and female condoms, personal lubricant and safer sex information, according to BC Students for Sexual Health. "If you are in need of condoms, you may knock (on) one of these doors and just ask!" the group's website says.
Lizzie Jekanowski, chair of BCSSH, told CNN that the college has always been aware of the group's activities. "We've had a positive and open relationship with the administration up to this point," she said.
But earlier this month, college administrators sent letters to students whose dorm room doors have the logo saying that distributing condoms on campus "is not in concert with the mission of Boston College as a Catholic and Jesuit university."
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Gravity is not up for debate ! ............E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas..........that do not lie or sin !!!..........
Free speech helps educate the masses................POLITICIANS too !
Where do morals come from?
By Kelly Murray, CNN
Gravity is not up for debate ! ............E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas..........that do not lie or sin !!!..........
BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !
Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet
Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before
Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.
The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?
The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species
Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.
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Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young
And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !
From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life
the wrong path is Adam and Eve !
Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought
Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.
No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US
Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.
No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !
Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History
Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.
Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute
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The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !
Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle
Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.
For what...................... ? Make sure to read what the pope said !
Learning is fun with facts.......................... and facts work when teaching children.
Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop calling Higgs boson the ‘God particle’
Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that
bears his name as the “God particle.”
Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
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NASA: Three planets found are some of best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system.
NASA: Mars could have supported life
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The ORIGIN story is bullsh-it...............so is the bible............... nasty !
Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.
BBC. Planet of the Apemen. Battle for Earth 1. Ho-mo Erectus
BACKFILL on E =mc2.....
Einstein letter, set for auction, shows scientist challenging idea of God, being 'chosen'
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN
Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a "delusion," one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.
“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. "No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”
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Cheech & Chong's History of 420 from CheechAndChong
All cults...........creationists, ID believers and devil cults.................
The fact...............the earth is to old ...........time to EVOLVE !.
Dover Trial Transcripts............................................. FACTS.
Below are the complete transcripts from the Dover Trial. Thanks to our friends at the National Center for Science Education for helping us fill in the missing transcripts.
Education works for children
Earth From Space
Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth. Aired February 13, 2013 on PBS
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Religion: People pretending people don't act like people ever since people have been around.
Abstinence????? Even Catholic priests don't practice that!!!!!
Christians like to do it bareback I guess...
University students are certainly smart enough to know they can walk to the nearest drug store and buy their own condoms. A catholic university is perfectly within its rights to insist that it's religious beliefs are respected by students living on its campus.
There's no news here, just an attempt to stir up outrage and conflict. Of sorry, I forgot – that is the definition of 'news' today.
@Patrick............It's about convenience and students do run out of money. Just don't make the offer public. Word of mouth will do just fine. This is more about the school image than anything else. If you had to choose sides on the issue, condoms will win 80% of the time.
They are probably within their legal rights, but the story is the likelihood that this will just pile on reasons why young people will turn away from not only the churches but their educational insti'tutions. Kids are increasingly unwilling to be affiliated with backwards organizations like this.
As for whether "knowing" that they can get condoms off campus is enough, I think the stats on failure rate say it all. Condoms "fail". mostly because people don't use them due to inconvenience...especially among the young.
@Sara............................How about vasectomies paid for by either the insurance co. or the govt. The procedure could be done in a way that is reversible. That solves the convenience part. Treat it almost like an on off switch. :)
@Ken, I don't know...Vasectomies would be great if they protected against STDs, but I'd worry vasectomies might decrease condom use while keeping se.x levels the same. State funded vasectomies for married couples would be great, though.
Hmmm...maybe state funded hormone reduction drugs for kids until they finish their schooling...
@Sara...............I forgot the STD part. Damn.
@Sara...............Maybe they could make a condom that "grows" as you do. The male could put it on before getting "excited". As his "excitement" increased, it would conform to his size.
@Ken, lol...you've got a concept...time to apply for funding!
Bill Gates is quite aware of the health issues. From the recent news: "Gates will give a $100,000 grant to whoever can invent the “next generation condom” through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health. The estimated 80 grant recipients can then apply for a follow-up grant worth up to $1 million."
"Is it possible to develop a product without this stigma, or better, one that is felt to enhance pleasure?” the Grand Challenge prompt asks. ”If so, would such a product lead to substantial benefits for global health, both in terms of reducing the incidence of unplanned pregnancies and in prevention of infection with HIV or other STIs [se-xually transmitted infections]?”
The GOP and BC would be wise to support these kind of projects.
You'd be wise to stop copying and pasting the same sh!te day after day, you simp.
No condoms....so the Catholics are okay with AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea and unwanted kids that they won't ever abort even if they are lepers. This faith is about as nonsensical as Pee Wee Herman trading in his bike for a tricycle.
From a guy who enjoys intelligent se-x-
Note: Some words hyphenated to defeat an obvious word filter. ...
The Brutal Effects of Stupidity:
: The failures of the widely used birth "control" methods i.e. the Pill ( 8.7% failure rate) and male con-dom (17.4% failure rate) have led to the large rate of abortions and S-TDs in the USA. Men and women must either recognize their responsibilities by using the Pill or co-ndoms properly and/or use safer methods in order to reduce the epidemics of abortion and S-TDs.- Failure rate statistics provided by the Gut-tmacher Inst-itute. Unfortunately they do not give the statistics for doubling up i.e. using a combination of the Pill and a condom.
Well let's see condoms according to the center for disease control have a 16% chance of failure. FACT. Seems the safer way is abstinence as the Church calls for. Condoms have done little to stop the spread of disease because they have greatly increased the frequency of s e x. If a person has s e x 6 or 7 times with a condom by this failure rate they are almost as likely to get a disease or get pregnant as having s e x 1 time un"protected".
@gerald................You are obviously one of those phony crooked Christians. When will you whack jobs realize the abstinence angle DOES NOT WORK. (Ask your republican girl friend Sarah Palin) If the church wants to be relevant, it has to have a message for those that want to act like a human beings and enjoy s3x.
So you'd rather have these kids use no condoms at all, gerald? They're not going to abstain. Please step into the real world, mmmkay?
Thank you Jesus !
Yeah...good luck with that....no sign of him at all.
I salute Boston College
It's time to start fighting back.
I was already laughing when I realized this comment was serious.
fighting back huh.....you cassarit are a fool, I guess you think its better for std's to be passed around as well as unwanted pregnancies. This faith thing really has people brains fried, some of you can't think if your life depended on it.
fighting back? how? by getting on your knees and praying?
@Cassarit................If this is you idea of fighting back. Christianity is dead. GOOD.
While is commendable, in the larger scheme of things the RCC is still Idolatrous. IDOLATRY IS NOT RELIGION, IDOLATRY is a SIN an ABERRANT, ABHORRENT, GRAVE and Very Serious SIN.
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With celibacy there is no need for the sin enabling condom.
Jettison fornication and the condom is not needed.
Hey Doogie did they play around back in the day ???
Was the bible around back then ?
Human Y Chromosome Much Older
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Doug: You're a moron.
Hey, Douglas! Answer my questions! Don't run away like you have been...
How does gay marriage infringe of your religious liberty at all?
How does gay marriage impact your daily life at all?
ahhh dougie, I would like think you are not serious with those comments. But in case you are a religious zealot, seek help my friend as soon as possible. Your religious indoctrination has done a number on your mental capacity. I don't think you can take much more. You may see things with a little more clarity after treatment.
I've not tried jettison fornication. I heard about it on another blog, though. It actually sounded kind of kinky.
Gay marrriage is at crosspurposes with human biology.
It does not compute and its pre-cursor (gay coitus) has led to the downfall of millions through the transmission of increasingly drug resistant strains of STDs.
The pendulum is now starting to swing back.
Celibacy is trending with gay couples as they realize it is the best way to protect themselves
from the predators out there seeking to make a meal out of them.
"Celibacy is trending with gay couples"
Could you provide a citation for that?
Jettison fornication? Do I even dare ask?
Dougie is delusional...he knows not what he speaks. forgive his simple mindness.
Yeah, Damo – from what I understand, you don't want to start trying jettison fornication on a night when you are also out of paper towels and saran wrap. I'd rather not give any more details – it's near bedtime and I don't want to be dreaming about that.
But wouldn't the saran wrap protect... ahh nevermind, you are right, I don't think I want to know.
With Catholicism, there is no need for brains.
"Gay marrriage is at crosspurposes with human biology."
All marriage is at cross purpouses with human biology.
Still got that gay burr shoved up your rectum, doogie
I have never met a straight man as obsessed with gays as you are. But, I am a-s-s-uming something....
You didn't answer Lola's questions, Douglas.
How will gay marriage infringe on your religious freedom?
Answer: not at all.
How will gay marriage impact your daily life?
I cannot abide people who will not answer straightforward questions put to them. Evasive answers always looks as if one is hiding from something.
What re YOU hiding from, Douglas?
Why is Boston College, a priavte Catholic school putting up with flagrant and bold "rule breakers" ????
Throw them out.......we need some of those Sisters of Mercy I had back in scholl to impose some discipline up there.
And if you don't like the rules, just leave.
Kill them! Burn them at the stake! Fornicaters!! AAAAAARGH!
Exactly Jay, that is a CATHOLIC University, that is not the time or the place for young adults to exercise free thought or make their own choices about personal responsibiltiy or, god forbid, live in contradiction to Church theology. After all the choice is not theirs to make!
Jay..you should get in contact with douglass, yall can make arrangements together to see a specialist.
Prayer changes things,
Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.
An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.
The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!
"Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things"
That's why the data; has shown that atheists have happier and healthier lives than conservative Christians. Your post is built on a lie!
Yes, prayer changes things. It makes people do stupid things thinking that prayer will solve any results of those stupid things. Prayer doesn't do diddly squat.
One ethical principle says, "When an act is bad, the best intention can't justify it". The matter is far beyond the use of condoms in the first place. Whether we believe in God or not, is our own cup of tea. Considering the word, "education", we are bound to observe certain rules that make it effective and achievable. How can, in the name of anything that is holy, the use of condoms be encouraged in any learning environment? Humanity continues to complain of natural disasters befalling her. Please, permit me to say this, "Once human beings who have morality, the ability to reflect on abstracts, matters that affect them, begin to act like brute animals, obviously, their security and lives become matters of chances". I don't advocate that those at leadership positions stop passing everything into law, even laws that limit their relationships with created order and peace. It is mere nonesense for any rational being to suppurt the use of condoms, especially in schools. This has practically nothing to do with religion alone. It is a time bomb that will ultimately destroy society. Thus, the earlier right thinking individuals join choruses and say, "NO to evil", the earlier the devil will leave us in peace to enjoy longevity.
Looking around for nutter believer secret decoder ring. . .
Hahahahaha! Yeah, the downfall of mankind is imminent, because con doms are such a recent development in the history of human contraception.
Um...because college-aged students are likely to be having sex, perhaps?
It's not like they're being given out to kindergarteners as part of their curriculum...sheesh.
"Um...because college-aged students are likely to be having se.x, perhaps?"
Lol, great answer. The stupidity of the original comment had me at a loss for words.
Prof. A O.N, you can't be that stupid...you must be playing. If not you are really stupid.
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