Pope v. Science on Condoms

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    FOXNews.com - Pope: Condoms 'Increase' AIDS Epidemic in Africa - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News

    Naturally, the international and scientific community were not amused, as stated in this Lancet editorial:

    Redemption for the Pope? : The Lancet

    I can see why the Pope would prefer that people abstain or be faithful instead of rely on condoms, even though merely encouraging that approach is not likely to yield results. But he thinks that condoms exacerbate the problem?! :cuckoo:

    He really needs to offer a clarification that condoms do help protect against HIV/AIDS, but won't protect you from other consequences of immoral behavior, whatever those might be.
     
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    I think his handlers were getting back to backpedal on this.
     
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    I think the whole Catholic Church needs a full body condom.:lol:
     
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    I think we should all stop thinking that what the pope, or any religious "leader" says actually matters
     
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    When they don't break, slip off or leak. Which happens far more than is generally acknowledged.
     
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    May as well just fuck without one you reckon?
     
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    I don't.

    But people should be made generally aware of their failure rate, instead of them being held up as a modern savior. They are a false sense of security.
     
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    But they're better on than off, right?
     
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    This is probably the most irresponsible thing the Catholic Church has done in recent years. Disgraceful how this ultra-prince dares show up to give speeches in Africa and attempt to turn back all that has been accomplished. Benedict Troglodyte! Back to the middle ages with this guy!
     
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    Just more ignorance from religious people! Probably you could hear a similar argument from the Mullahs!
     

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