I try to respect other people’s religious beliefs, but sometimes it’s really hard when something is said that is this STUPID. What empirical data did the Pope use to determine that condom use makes the HIV/Aids problem worse?
Does the Pope in his infinite wisdom not get that while abstinence is a good idea it’s not an idea that is often followed. Guess what my dear Pope…PEOPLE HAVE SEX. People have sex outside of the confines of marriage. They just do….always have and always will.
Africa doesn’t need you to talk about wrapping your arms around it because quite frankly that’s just patronizing and useless metaphorical bullshit. What the people of Africa need are real life viable means of preventing and treating Aids.
Pope Benedict XVI, who is making his first papal visit to Africa, has said that handing out condoms is not the answer in the fight against HIV/Aids.
The pontiff, who preaches marital fidelity and abstinence, said the practice only increased the problem.
Pope Benedict said on the eve of his trip that he wanted to wrap his arms around the entire continent, with “its painful wounds, its enormous potential and hopes”.