Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Trojan Vobsicum!

Hey Y'all. The Pope says that Condoms are better than spreading AIDS!

On the one hand I want to congratulate them for taking a step in the right direction. On the other hand, is it really necessary to applaud such a large organization for taking such a small and guarded step towards a position that is so common sense that they should have held it 75 years ago?

I dunno.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/23/vatican-condoms-for-hiv-p_n_787629.html

6 comments:

Jow said...

Now if they had only had this much common sense about 30+ years ago an African pandemic could have been avoided. I want to hear reactions from the African Bishops who approved the condom burnings, personally.

Not so much a step forward, as a staggered shuffle to my mind. It's still a good thing, but I cannot help but think of how many lives could have been saved had the Church been more on the ball with this.

Mehet said...

I think there is another motive and not one that has to do with neither commonsense nor compassion. Too late and still too little.

Dhr.Balthazar said...

The church's previous position has had a devastating effect on much of Africa, including parts of my home country. The scale of the epidemic us such that they don't have places to bury the bodies anymore back home. Morgues are overflowing with corpses. Admittedly, this is as much the result of poverty, colonialism and ignorance as it is due to the church's literalism. Unfortunately I fear it's too little too late.

Pallas Renatus said...

I do hope there's a proper push to adopt this viewpoint "down the ranks", instead of just being a head-nod from the top. The Church went through enormous effort to instill certain values into an entire generation; reversing these values in what's left of their children will not be a trivial feat.

Alisa said...

This is a one small step which marks the beginning of a long road. Yeah, they're late but they have finally done this! :)

Matt said...

Next up - "Orthodox Rabbinate announces Palestinians have a valid claim to Jerusalem, Holy Land. 'After all,' Chief Rabbi declares, 'our Arab neighbors did live here centuries before the inception of Zionism.' Islamic clergy agree, declare jihad "an antiquated and medieval notion."