3.02.2006

Monaghan is at it again...

Here is an amusing story about Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan's plans to create a Catholic town in Naples, Florida.

The article notes that civil libertarians are contesting the legality of Monaghan's idea, but I don't know enough about American law to comment on that. So I won't.

I will say that I find the idea a little silly. Sure, they may succeed in preventing abortions and the sales of contraceptives and pornographic materials, but are they doing anything to reduce any of these overall? Hardly. If a woman living in this community decides to get an abortion, she need only drive a few minutes out of the community. So what's the point?

Imagine living in a community where everyone is a conservative Catholic. I shudder at the thought.

4 Comments:

Blogger samrocha said...

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12:03 PM  
Blogger Talmida said...

Pear, I think this whole idea is insane. Completely insane!

Talk about hiding your light under a bushel! Our religious zeal isn't succeeding in changing the world so we'll just quit the world and live all by ourselves. If they were children they'd hold their breath until they turned blue.

IMO this isn't about catholicism -- these are fundamentalist christians who happen to be catholic.

10:13 AM  
Blogger PrickliestPear said...

Talmida,

Your point is well taken, but I would question the bibilical allusion in your comment -- just what "light" are they hiding?

11:37 PM  
Blogger Talmida said...

LOL, okay, good point.

Assuming they are otherwise Christian people who cannot bear to be surrounded by the rest of us sinners - the Christian bits - that would be the light.

;-)

11:13 AM  

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