Maybe we just need to fr*me things differently– Condoms arent ‘birth control’, theyre ‘HIV/AIDS control, with unavoidable (but reversible) pregnancy reduction as a side-effect, like chemotherapy for cancer’.
While he will restate the Catholic Church’s staunch objections to contraception because it believes it interferes with the creation of life, he will argue that using a condom to preserve life and avoid death can be a responsible act – even outside marriage.
…”In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality.”
*slow-clap* And the last horse finally crosses the finish line… 25 years after everyone else.
“But it is not the proper way to deal with the horror of HIV infection.”
Yes it is. HIV-1 cannot go through condoms. I ‘joke’ that Im putting all this effort into studying HIV-1, trying to create a cure and a vaccine… when we already have a solution to The Problem. Condoms. Its stupid how much time and effort we are putting into this when a solution to The Problem already exists.
But what do I know. Im just an HIV-1 researcher. Teh Pope is TEH POPE, so he must know better.
The move by Pope Benedict is particularly surprising because he caused controversy last year by suggesting condom use could actually worsen the problem of Aids in Africa.
No, what would be surprising is Teh Pope taking responsibility for his actions and the actions of the group of people he presides over. Directly addressing his previous comments and acknowledging he was wrong (and how Teh Pope could be wrong… hmm… maybe cause hes just some old crazy bastard, and not intellectually or spiritually ‘better’ than any other random human on this planet?).
Casually changing his stance on such an important topic, like nothing happened, when they have been beating their fists on the floor in an epic, 25 year temper-tantrum while other human beings are dying is exactly what I would expect from this douche and anyone stupid enough to think he is worth his weight in dog shit.