March 18, 2009

Avignon remains home to antipope

France Chastises Pope on Condoms
HIV/Aids was, [Ratzinger] argued [sic], "a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem."
I guess, if you believe that distributing condoms will encourage people to have intercourse they wouldn't otherwise be having.

But I think the point is that — most humans being simply humans and not celibate male religious leaders — because folks are more likely to be having intercourse anyway, they stand a better chance of not communicating or contracting STDs by introducing a latex barrier.

Just one of the many reasons why I'm not the pope.


Emily said...

You'd think after, oh, 200,000 years of people being pretty insistent about the whole wanting to have sex thing, folks would have long come to grips with that fact of life...and the fact that no one, not even the Pope, will ever be able to convince them otherwise.

That some of these delusional folks then insist on denying accurate sex ed and contraceptives to people is, to me, extremely offensive and abhorrent.

William Tyroler said...

Maybe this will clear things up.