Archive for 10/12/2003

More wackiness from the Vatican


The Catholic Church is telling people in countries stricken by Aids not to use condoms because they have tiny holes in them through which the HIV virus can pass – potentially exposing thousands of people to risk

Why is the church peddling a lie that could expose millions of people to AIDS?

The church opposes any kind of contraception because it claims it breaks the link between sex and procreation – a position Pope John Paul II has fought to defend.

Well, at least the Catholic Church is consistent. The Church is merely taking its view that the human body is dirty and sex sinful to its natural conclusion and evading any evidence to the contrary. It ignored child molesters, because it is simply unconceivable that a pure and chaste priest would ever succumb to the lower pleasures of sex. Now it opposes condoms because sex is a reproductive duty that cannot be allowed to mix with pleasure. It doesn’t make exceptions for married couples either: it opposes condoms both as a means of contraception and as a barrier between an AIDS infected husband and his wife. Sex is for reproduction, period.

In related news, the Pope is favored to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Considering its history of recognizing terrorists as “peacemakers” I think it’s appropriate.


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