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Rick Majerus is losing his mind

Posted on: February 28, 2008 9:18 am
Edited on: February 28, 2008 12:34 pm

St. Louis coach Rick Majerus, who already has raised eyebrows this season by stating a pro-abortion pro-choice stance that conflicts with the Catholic leadership of his university, was quietly reprimanded this week after coming unhinged Saturday during an 81-64 loss at Charlotte.

According to people at the game, Majerus lost control of his emotions after a shot-clock issue went against his Billikens. Majerus approached the scorer's table, found the offending official and unleashed verbal obscenities. One source said Majerus made an obscene gesture as well.

Officials at Charlotte and the A-10 confirm that Majerus was rebuked by the league and has apologized to Charlotte.

Of course the real question is this: What would Ashley Judd think of Majerus now?


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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: March 18, 2008 3:39 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

*** "Although I regard any abortion as a sad, sometimes tragic, event, there are situations where they may unfortunately be necessary. One instance would be where the health of the mother is at grave risk if she continues a pregnancy, among a few others."

According to medical professionals (The World Health Organization), over 98.8% of global abortions are the result of birth control choice.  The VAST majority of abortions are NOT medically necessary.  Do not distort the facts or reality with what the hedonistic liberal left has brainwashed you to believe." ***

Astorstation, although I agreed with many of your posts, your flame of part of my early post in this thread was completely misguided and misleading. I quite clearly stated my distaste for abortion, and never advocated it as a method of birth control, ANYWHERE in my post. Nor did I quote statistics, and did not need to.

For anyone bothering to read AND comprehend, my post made the point that there are, sadly, valid reasons for an abortion to take place. If your figure is correct, it means that in roughly 1% of cases there is a very good reason for a mother to have a choice regarding her own fate. If that reason is a life threatening medical condition, neither you nor I has the right to make that decision for her.

Even in the cases where abortion is used as birth control, which I too feel is the wrong solution, it is going to happen regardless of written law. It always has, and under conditions that cost many lives, and caused many lifelong health problems for surviving women. I'm not stating an opinion here, or a moral viewpoint, but just recounting a sad and disturbing fact.

This is not a conservative vs. 'liberal' issue. It is a situaion that has defied resolution literally for centuries. In the face of no pat solution, at least we can have compassion for the ACTUAL people involved, which is not me, and not you. (Unless you have had an abortion?) Slamming a door shut and thinking you've solved a problem, when in fact you're just pretending it might go away, certainly is no solution.

Thinking that sexual behavior or its unpredictable (invidvidually, but hghly predicable collectively) consequences, can be regulated is a fool's pursuit. It has never happened, and never will. That is because there will always be a large number of people who make mistakes, and bad decisions, and both in sequence.And guess what? As much as we'd like to prevent that, we can't. Anyone who thinks we can is purely deluded.


Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2008 5:00 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

Oh I am saying these things so I am anit-catholic. First assumption by you wrong.

To answer you five things

  1. 1). Most of it true regarding the pr and political fallout that the bishop's were trying to avoid. This does start at a much higher level than even the Bishop's. It is offensive though that you think all of those other areas, boy scout leaders, teachers, etc. are not being called out.  I don't know where you live but they are going to jail in record numbers. Doctors, coaches, etc. But as has been said here and many other places even if the fact that many peophiles are being punished, Priest's are held to a higher standard. They put themselves there.
  2. The Holocaust.  You are right as far as the Pope is concerned and many Catholic priests were put to death too.  But you just said during the crusades you should fight, but during the holocaust you should be careful who you fight. which is it?  Did you actually read Rychlak's book?  It condemns many Priests, Bishops and others of looking the other way at a minimum.  Be careful which book you use to make your point.
  3. The Crusades were actually not just about fighting (Islam) but fought pagen Slavs, russian and greek orthodox christians, hussiates, mongols and different factions of catholic power mongers.  The crusades were not only fought to remove islam from the holy lands either, they were just as much if not more for political power and control of catholic church.  There were five crusades sanctioned by a pope and then a sixth just in the name of the lord.   The holy lands that suddenly were supposed to be liberated were done over four hundred years after the fact.  The first crusade was in 1095. 
  4. Galileo was condemned first for his conclusions and then for everything he did. The most egregious at the time being him coming to the conclusion that the earth was not the center of the universe.
  5. NO Pope has come out in direct support of evolution. That is the simpliest answer.

Thank you for you attempt.  It was noted.  The church and many bible thumpers not just the Catholic church have used reliogion to justify there intolerance. 

You can get an anullment in the Catholic Church with enough money and preserverance even if there were children from the anulled marriage.  Which would then make the children non-existent (or aborted if you chose). How does that jibe with your debates and arguments? 


an argument is emotions

a debate accepts facts and supports positions

As in the Lincoln/Douglas debates noted in these blog comments previously.


Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2008 3:17 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind


Too many anti-Catholic slurs, too little time.

1) Hiding pedophilia priests -- Yes, a major sin of omission.  Our bishops (most of them) during the last 40 plus years have been too concerned with bad PR and too little concerned with, you know, SIN!  BTW, you should know that less than 1% of Catholic priests are or were pedophiles.  Also, why is there no outcry when Boy Scout leaders, teachers, or even ministers or rabbis are convicted of pedophilia?

2) "Looking the other way during the Holocaust" -- This is not true, despite many lies to the contrary.  At the time of his death in 1958, Pope Pius XII was praised universally by Jewish leaders around the world for his heroic, behind-the-scenes efforts to save as many Jews as he could.  Remember, as a sovereign state, the Vatican was surrounded by Axis powers (Italy and Germany) during WW II so it couldn't just come out and denounce the Nazis.  But the historical record shows that it did act behind the scenes and did so heroically.  Many Catholic priests died in the concentration camps too.  Read Ronald Rychlak's book, "Hitler, the War, and the Pope"  Rychlak is a law professor so he knows a little something about EVIDENCE, as opposed to those who spread anti-Catholic lies.

3) The Crusades -- Let's see.  In the 650s, Christian parts of the Eastern Roman Empire are attacked and conquered by practitioners of the "religion of peace" (aka, Islam), including the Holy Land where many Christian and Jewish churches and shrines are.  Islam also tries to overrun Western Europe in 732 until the Frankish King Charles Martel stops them at the Battle of Tours.  So, after finally turning back the tide of Islam and regrouping, Pope Urban II calls the First Crusade to liberate the Holy Land from the oppressive Muslims...and WE'RE the bad guys?  I know in the Crusades that many of the Crusaders did bad things such as massacres, but the overall idea of the Crusades was actually good.  The Crusades were a defensive counterattack against a religion (Islam) whose followers had been attacking non-Muslims since the day Muhammad had his visions and wrote the Koran.  Were we Catholics just supposed to lie down, smoke dope, and sing a multicultural Kumbaya when the Muslim hordes came marching up from Arabia?  if that's your view of the world, I'm glad you're not serving our country in the armed forces because you're a coward, my friend.  They will chop your head off first before mine.  I intend to keep my head on my shoulders or go down fighting for my faith, my country, my family, and myself if it comes to that.

4) Galileo -- Another lie told by anti-Catholic haters.  Galileo was not condemned for his actual scientific beliefs (which the Church of his time upheld as true) but for the theological conclusions he erroneously drew from these scientific discoveries.  Read Prof Thomas Woods' book "How the Catholic Church Saved Civilization."

5) Creationism = pro-choice -- Actually if you read anything the Popes have said recently about science and faith, they generally accept the evolutionary account of creation.  The only caveat they have is that evolutionary accounts of creation must believe that God designed it all according to His intelligence and will.

Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2008 4:18 am

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

What "Catholic" traditions would you be speaking of?  Hiding pedohilic priests.  Looking the other way during the holocast. How about we go further back in time... say... the crusades.. Two Pope's at the same time that commanded treacherous armies..Let's bounce around.. condeming Galileio for his heretic beleifs that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. Hmmm... How about the Catholic's version of "pro-choice"..Creationism
... You truely need to tell me what "Catholic" traditons you are refering too.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2008 2:17 am

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

Planned Parenthood and its minions have managed to play the semantics game by using the tag "Pro Choice" to describe its tactics. The label sounds so "American" and fits comfortably with our country's unparalleled excess of options in our free market society. The reasoning: what red-blooded American would be against allowing all of its individuals the right to pick and choose what he or she wants? The problem is that there is another individual involved, namely the innocent fetus (Latin for "young one") or baby who has no choice in the matter. You all can thank your mother and father for not exercising their so-called "right to choose" on you. If my wife and I did not have the strength to stand up to society's inclination to do away with our unexpected pregnancies, we both would be lesser persons because of it and I believe our world would have also suffered as a result. Nearly 50 million children have been eliminated since that fateful decision back in 1973. BTW, the plaintiff in the infamous Roe Vs Wade decision, Norma McCorvey now calls herself Pro Life. How many of our media outlets have made that public? You should also know that I have two sisters who have had abortions and I don't condemn them nor do I hold in contempt other women who have made that tragic mistake. Unfortunately, the women who have had abortions are the ones who have to live with their decisions for the rest of their lives (as well as any of the men who may played a part in the decision and have a well-formed conscience). I know our society is full of hypocrites of all sorts including those who claim to be "Pro Life", but just because there are hypocrites out there does not make protecting the unborn any less salient. Meanwhile, Majerus needs to keep his mouth closed as he is representing a so-called Catholic university and SLU needs to stick to its Catholic roots and traditions. BTW, SLU may have a mission statement that speaks of its Catholic teachings, however that does not mean that their administration and faculty faithfully follow it.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2008 2:06 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

Rick Majerus was a very good coach at Utah.Seemed like every year he had to play a great Kentucky team in the Tourney.It is as easy when the team he is coaching now does not have near the talent level.Still,the temper tantrums are not going to improve the situation in any way.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2008 12:24 am

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

It is , dude...look up the Hebrew.  I'm not "borrowing" from anything.  You're just looking for excuses to abhorrent, irrational and immoral actions.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2008 10:42 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

"What a turkey!

What a political hack!

It's a death tax, not estate tax.

People are anti-abortion, not anti-choice, not anti-civil liberties.

Pro-abortion is in favor of abortions

Pro-choice is in favor of choice for those who have to make the decision.

Too tough for you?  Write something about how the surge is working."

Just curious, where would you rather fight the terrorists, in New York or in Baghdad?  D.C. or in Ramadi?  Chicago or in Kirkuk?    Anyone with any worldly knowledge, other than Nancy "I hate america" Pelosi, can read about the success of the surge in non-U.S. papers and journals.  But., God forbid, we question Tina Fey and the indignant liberal left hate wing!!!


Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2008 10:35 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

"He is a  great coach, but needs to realize that he wasn't going to win at St. Louis.  If he will eventually win, it is going to take time.  "

That's very insightful.  You do know he has a winning record at SLU, right?  Nitwit!  Here is something new - try being informed before you shoot your mouth off.


Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2008 10:33 pm

Rick Majerus is losing his mind

"You couldn't be more wrong.

Although I regard any abortion as a sad, sometimes tragic, event, there are situations where they may unfortunately be necessary. One instance would be where the health of the mother is at grave risk if she continues a pregnancy, among a few others."

According to medical professionals (The World Health Organization), over 98.8% of global abortions are the result of birth control choice.  The VAST majority of abortions are NOT medically necessary.  Do not distort the facts or reality with what the hedonistic liberal left has brainwashed you to believe.

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