Posted tagged ‘condoms’
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.
Professor Ricahrd Dawkins has called the Pope dim for making the comment that condom use only worsens the problem of AIDs. And I wholehearted agree. I would also add irresponsible and downright cruel to the list of adjectives.
Speaking at a university in Spain, he said: “I wonder on what basis anyone can say condoms make Aids worse. The Pope is either stupid, ignorant or dim.
Atheists aren’t the only ones criticizing the Pope’s statements, other Catholics are, too.
the Roman Catholic Bishop of Porto Manuel Clemente said condoms in such cases are ‘not only recommendable, they can be ethically obligatory.’
Any sane person should take a stand against the Pope’s ignorance. Many Catholics do by simply ignoring it, but that’s not enough. As long as he knows that he can say anything no matter how ignorant without the slightest hint of losing members, he will go right on giving bogus medical advice. Even on religious grounds he has not standing. Nowhere does the Bible say that we should be irresponsible when having sex, nowhere does it say that sperm cannot be blocked by a latex shield.
And, of course, by criticizing the Pope I’m not dissing Catholics, I’m dissing Joseph Ratzinger, a man that works for the Catholic Church.
The Pope finally come right out and said it. Condoms are bad, mm-kay; even in AIDs strewn southern Africa. What a douche. Condoms, that have been proven effective (Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s condom distribution program reduced AIDs by 10%), are by the Popes standards, not the answer.
I think it’s very plain to see that the Pope doesn’t care what works and what doesn’t. He doesn’t care if people get sick or die. He has no desire to end AIDs. But, he apparently does believe that putting latex against your dick will damage your soul. Why should we respect this man? He’s willing to throw away human life because of his idiotic fear of condoms (which is not biblical, btw). Keep it in mind, other religious leaders that are reading the same book this jerk is are just fine with condom use.
Catholics dismiss the Old Testament when it makes them look silly, but they use it as an authority to back up their bronze age mythology. The Bible says be fruitful and multiply, it does not say to do it indiscriminately, damn the consequences.
Even his own people disagree. The one that actually work in Africa:
“Some priests and nuns working with those living with HIV/AIDS question the church’s opposition to condoms amid the pandemic ravaging Africa.”
The Pope cannot prove that there is a god, but we can prove that condoms reduce the risk of STDs including AIDs. It’s not rocket science.
Hey, it’s not just me. It looks like the Pope’s outdated and ignorant stance on condoms is getting to a few Catholics as well. In an article title “Impeach the Pope” Robert McElvaine, a Catholic and Professor of Arts and Letters, outlines a few of Pope Ratzinger’s more “jerk like” actions:
- insulting Muslims by declaring that Muhammad had brought “things only evil and inhuman”
- reiterating that ordination of women is not even open for discussion and declaring that anyone involved with the ordination of women will be automatically excommunicated
- lifting the excommunication of Holocaust-denier Richard Williamson
- telling the people of a continent decimated by AIDS that the distribution of condoms “increases the problem” of the spread of AIDS.
And I will add
- insulting the Jewish faith by re-adding a rightfully removed prayer from the old Latin rite for the conversion of Jews.
Is there any way to impeach a Pope who has overstepped his bounds and abused his power? Nope. Maybe that’s why they always elect octogenarians. They figure they won’t be around for too long.
Daniel Pilarczyk, Archbishop of the Cininatti area, is upset at the “Sexploration” symposium being held at the University of Cincinatti campus. Perhaps it’s because he wasn’t invited. I can’t think of any other reason why someone that chooses to be celebate himself would be upset at those that do not. I suppose it might have something to do with the Christian idea that people should be ingnorant of all things sexual and afraid to touch their dicks. As far as I can tell, only priests can touch you there.
So, as it turns out, people that were raised to be naive about sex are … naive about sex. Amazing! Data analysis has shown that virginity pledges are absolutely worthless. Well, not absolutely. People who take the pledges are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.
But, as obvious as the results may sound, these surveys need to be done because certain groups that happen to hold belief systems that involve magical fairies (angels) and invisible friends (jesus) tend to not accept reality.
What bothers me is that the government is investing in these abstinence only sex ed programs. So, you could say that the government is spending money to give kids STDs.
I really cannot wrap my head around people actually planning on keeping their kids ignorant of sex. Of course we need to teach people sex ed. People are not born fully formed out of the womb. They need to be taught even basic things like proper diet and what to and what not to stick your dick into.