Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pope Ratzi Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- Pope Benedict XVI said condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, setting off criticism Tuesday as he began a weeklong trip to the continent where some 22 million people are living with HIV.

Benedict's first statement on an issue that has divided even Catholic clergy working with AIDS patients came hours before he arrived in Cameroon's capital - greeted by thousands of flag-waving faithful who stood shoulder-to-shoulder in red dirt fields and jammed downtown streets for a glimpse of the pontiff's motorcade.

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What kind of logic does Pope Ratzi have? How can he come up with that kind of thinking?

Well I guess he didn't even think about it. He just follows what religious dogma tells him. Maybe the Pope is not aware of what kind of reality Africans face. They need condoms to protect themselves from diseases and AIDS. Condoms also help control their population. Big population means big problems. This only shows that Pope Ratzi (or the Roman Catholic Church in general) give more importance on religious doctrines/dogmas rather than the lives of the people or in this case the lives of Africans.

What kind of a leader is that?


4 comments:

Danny Boy, FCD said...

The church has time and again shown that it doesn't care about people, only in its doctrines.

Jobo the Bored said...

Yes. I agree.

jong said...

I remember Elizabeth Taylor's speech in the tribute concert for Freddie Mercury in 1992 where she said, "If you have sex, every time you have sex, use a condom every single time. Straight sex, gay sex, bisexual sex, use a condom whoever you are. And if you share drugs, don't share a needle."

Condoning the use of drugs as long as people don't share needles lest they transmit HIV may be a bit extreme, but I don't see anything wrong with encouraging the use of condoms to prevent the spread of the virus, because while drugs are illegal, sex is definitely not, even gay and bisexual sex.

Sex is a primal urge, and not even the threat of HIV can quell it. If the Catholic Church preaches to their faithful about the "sins" of pre-marital, extra-marital, and gay sex, that's their prerogative. But to say that condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, is simply ludicrous.

Jobo the Bored said...

Yeah, to say that condoms won't solve AIDS is ludicrous(nice word). It only shows that Pope Ratzi is not using his mind.

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