Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Pope says condoms worsen Aids epidemic

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We all knew he was thinking it, and now he's said it – on his first visit to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI has told journalists that Aids "is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, and that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems".

And some people say Africa needs more religion. The Pope's comments require worldwide condemnation. The Vatican is clearly a malign force in the fight against the Aids epidemic. If his words are heeded (and there are over 135 million Catholics in Africa), then they will contribute to the deaths of literally millions of people, as well as the continued uncontrollable spread of HIV. We will watch with interest to see if world leaders, and indeed any other religious leaders, speak out to condemn the Pope.

This serves to demonstrate what secular organisations are up against in Africa. It shows why secular projects, such as the Mustard Seed Secular School in rural Uganda, which readers of New Humanist have been supporting since 2006, are so crucial. You can learn more about Mustard Seed on the New Humanist website.


Christina Martin said...

So do Popes...

Anonymous said...

Being by no way a Catholic or supporting these comments, but does the pope not also advocate abstinence before marriage?

Simon J. James said...

The Pope Causes AIDS.

Anonymous said...

It just goes to show how out of touch the pope is with reality. What an asshole.

Tuft said...

I think the Pope here is nursing bigger conspiracies – like neo Nazism!

The church has realized that years of preaching against contraception, has been effective most, in Africa. The intention was perhaps to get Europe making more kids which din’t really take off and now Africa is making more kids.

Being a closet Nazi, the Pope hates to see that the world will soon have more chocolate skinned people than the highly favored bleached faces.

Now you get the drift? The church is secretly sowing seeds for genocide albeit through a virus. Preach in the name of religion and the masses become susceptible to it.

In short – preach against contraception leads to preach against condoms leads to more people dying in Africa leads to dwindling population of Africans leads to our closet Nazi’s dream come true.

Boycott all religion people. Peace will prevail.