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Evil Catholic propaganda

What a charming representative for Christianity! A Catholic archbishop is claiming that condoms and retroviral drugs have been intentionally spiked with HIV. That’s getting down and dirty with best evangelical strategy: lie, smear, and promote evil ignorance.

Archbishop Chimoio told our reporter that abstention, not condoms, was the best way to fight HIV/Aids.

“Condoms are not sure because I know that there are two countries in Europe, they are making condoms with the virus on purpose,” he alleged, refusing to name the countries.

“They want to finish with the African people. This is the programme. They want to colonise until up to now. If we are not careful we will finish in one century’s time.”

Please, Archbishop Chimoio, tell me of these amazing human societies where abstinence actually works.

I wonder if those mysterious unnamed countries are also where Ruloff’s mysterious unnamed researchers live.

He said he knew researchers, whom he would not name, who had studied cellular mechanisms and made findings “riddled with metaphysical implications” and suggestive of an intelligent designer. But they are afraid to report them, he said.

Liars for Jesus all begin to sound alike after a while, don’t they?

Oh, well. Ruloff is only trying to keep people stupid. Chimoio is trying to kill them.

Comments

  1. #1 MAJeff
    September 27, 2007

    The Catholic Church, helping AIDS since 1981.

  2. #2 Sastra
    September 27, 2007

    …tell me of these amazing human societies where abstinence actually works.

    Why, it works in every human society. If you get pregnant, you didn’t use it, did you?

    It’s a wonderful way to skewer the statistics on the success of sex education programs. If one class teaches how to use birth control and then 40% have sex, 20% don’t use it, and 5% get pregnant, that 5% pregnancy rate counts against the birth-control class.

    If another class teaches abstinence only, no birth control information given, and 40% have sex, and 15% get pregnant, then that 15% pregnancy rate does not count against the success of the abstinence-only program — because those kids weren’t abstinent.

  3. #3 Brownian
    September 27, 2007

    I heard this kind of stuff all the time when I was living in Uganda. Fortunately, for every letter to the editor decrying homosexuality as an evil ‘Western’ custom, or the polio vaccine as a method of spreading HIV, there would be a rational letter in response.

    Generally, the level of discourse I witnessed there was elevated beyond anything the religiots here have ever attained.

    That being said, churches in Africa are among some of the most potent forces for economic and social regression.

    Way to go, Jesus! Fuck them Africans over!

  4. #4 Brownian
    September 27, 2007

    Hank, if Linux exists then how come there are WINDOWS + MAC OS X?

  5. #5 Mrs Tilton
    September 27, 2007

    Joshua @20,

    “moderate” religiosity like Catholicism is completely harmless

    Wherever did you get the notion that catholicism is moderate? It is a batshit-insane whackjob cult, as bad as Scientology if not worse. The difference is that RCism is a seriously old B-IWJ cult, so much so that a great many of its adherents don’t take it very seriously any more, asking for nothing more than a few aesthetically pleasing rituals and some comforting stories. That most catholics are moderate and harmless does not imply that catholicism is the same.

    Elwood @46:

    “Civilisation will not attain perfection until the last stone of the last church falls on the last priest.” – Emile Zola

    Zola was wrong. Many church buildings are supremely beautiful architectural achievements, and I would hope we shall preserve for centuries (or even millennia, if possible). I agree with the broad terms of what Zola was trying to say, but an earlier countryman of his, Jean Meslier, said it so much better:

    “I would wish that the last king be strangled with the guts of the last priest.”

    Meslier’s words take on a special poignancy when one considers that he was himself a priest.

    Brownian @64:

    Sheer brilliance. The rest of us should pretty much just give up and go home at this point.

  6. #6 Ichthyic
    September 27, 2007

    And just a reminder for the proponents of purity: not all sex is voluntary.

    “So what will it be a jack and coke for you and the usual roofie colada for your date?”

    -bartender to Glen (Family Guy)

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