Sound Destruction: OVERKILL?

Friday, October 14, 2005


Pro boxing is 'legalized killing': Catholic press

The Jesuit-run "Civilta Cattolica" (Catholic Civilization) weekly slammed boxing in a six-page editorial in an edition which hits Italian news outlets on Saturday.

"(Professional boxing) goes against the natural moral and divine principle of not killing, and as a consequence, not to voluntarily and knowingly inflict injury, which could in the end cause death."

I've never been a fan of boxing. Personally, I think it's completely barbaric. But I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say it's legalized killing. Now, the death penalty on the other hand, is legalized killing, yet I don't see Catholic-led uprisings over that.


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10:28 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I'm pro-killing. There should be a spammer season, in fact.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

I suspect the crusades might fall under the auspices of legalized killing. You know, go in the name of God and all that...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Ev said...

All I can say is, boxing is fun. I do it on the weekends and I seriously doubt any of us are going to die.

Meanwhile? The Catholic church continues to protect child-molesting pedophile priests.

Am I the only one who sees the retardedness of this? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Sreekesh Menon said...

I am from texas, need I say more?

2:24 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Anonymous - Be vewy, vewy, afwaid of the guy below you.

Doug - Go get 'em killer!

Jet - A caveat by any other name is still a cavat.

Ev - You box? Well that explains your distorted views. There's no hypocracies in the Catholic church. Now where did I put my pills.

Sree - You're forgiven. ;)

4:36 PM  
Blogger araider said...

If boxing is legalized killing, wouldn't football and karate type sports be in that category?

4:55 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Ariader - Karate? I'm not inclined to agree. Seems to disciplined to me. Rugby perhaps, but certainly not American-style football. Bunch of overpaid whining wussies.

5:22 PM  
Blogger araider said...

thats very true about football, but they still get hurt more than boxers. Boxers just become dumb after getting hit in the head countless times. Just look at Roy Jones Jr. He was smart(sounded smart), now he can barely say a proper sentence.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

well, actually the official Vatican line on the death penalty was "against" under the last Pope (though plenty of US Catholics are not against it, of course) and the most liberal RC churches here are anti that and war as well.
Not sure how the new Pope stands on that.

Boxing in the Mike Tyson, Don King brand is pretty fucking barbaric, I agree, but Olympic style is safer and more about the actual sport of boxing (with headgear and stuff) than is the other.

Just my 2 cents.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Araider - Oh I agree they experience a great deal of hurt, I just couldn't tie it into "legalized killing".

Mike - That may very well be their stance. My point was I don't see them taking out a 6-page editorial to protect "the natural moral and divine principle of not killing, and as a consequence, not to voluntarily and knowingly inflict injury, which could in the end cause death" as it pertains to the masses affected by the death penalty. And I agree, knawing off your opponent's ear is pretty fucking barbaric.

7:42 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

So the Catholics are against EVERY outlet of testosterone?

They're just mad because the sport is ruled by non-MaryCult Protestants.


8:03 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

every sperm is sacred, G.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Gabriel & Mike - I'm speechless.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

I can't be bothered even paying attention to the vatican... all that raping of little kids and they have to stick their nose in adult crap.


10:34 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Alice - that it is.

5:46 PM  

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