Pope’s Got Competition: Taliban Blocks Polio Vacinations

The Pope’s not the only Holier Than Thou figure attempting to sabatoge modern medicine. The Taliban is blocking polio vaccinations in Pakistan. Both are religious nut jobs, both are denying scientifically proven methods of preventing illness on the grounds of bronze age superstition, and both like to keep their converts ignorant.

A Taliban spokesman has said:

It is against Islam that you take a medicine before the disease

The Pope said:

(AIDS is) a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems

I’m not seeing much of a difference here. Polio vaccinations are safe and very effective, as are condoms. Religion is the only reason for this absurdity. I would have far fewer problems with religion if it wasn’t so immoral.

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