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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby astasia » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:57 am

smiley_cow wrote:I've already read about this here but I assume the two articles aren't too different.

I can't say this is the first time I've found Pope Benedict to be misinformed. Studies show that people who are educated about sex and have access to contraceptives are much less likely to have sex until they are older or to catch an STI. Not to mention that AIDS and HIV are a major epidemic in Africa right now, anything that can be done to prevent this spread of AIDS/HIV there really should be done, and if the answer to that is more condoms so be it. Remember, Africa isn't in the same position we are in the Western world, people are dying by the thousands over there. And all that the pope is going to accomplish by saying that is making an already terrible situation even worse. My two cents anyways.


I agree with this completely.

I think the other thing that isn't taken into consideration is the fact that much of the sex going on in Africa is nonconsensual. It is the norm for women and young girls to be raped. They, obviously, are not going to be able to choose to have less sex. Also, adultery is the norm as well, for men, and women cannot opt to not have sex with their adulterous husband. In both of these cases, the only chance women have is to convince their partner to use a condom (or to have the partner already educated on the dangers and decide to use a condom) or to use some of the newly developed gels (which only casually seem to have any relation to preventing the spread of HIV).
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby ChooChooTrain » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:47 pm

astasia wrote:or to use some of the newly developed gels (which only casually seem to have any relation to preventing the spread of HIV).

I found it more fun to read this post if I interpret casual to mean nonchalant. It allows me to picture the gel as a hip bouncer standing outside peoples' genitals.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby astasia » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:53 pm

ChooChooTrain wrote:
astasia wrote:or to use some of the newly developed gels (which only casually seem to have any relation to preventing the spread of HIV).

I found it more fun to read this post if I interpret casual to mean nonchalant. It allows me to picture the gel as a hip bouncer standing outside peoples' genitals.


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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby AHMETxRock » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:21 am

The pope says alot of things. He completely slammed all of Islam. I have to say, all that gay sex and illegitamate children from supposedly sad and lonely former popes from years back is just bull.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby smiley_cow » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:27 am

AHMETxRock wrote:The pope says alot of things. He completely slammed all of Islam. I have to say, all that gay sex and illegitamate children from supposedly sad and lonely former popes from years back is just bull.


They did a bit on that on 22 minutes this week (Canadia's daily show). They said the pope said that no proper religion would condone violence *cough* Crusades *cough*

...Or something to that effect.

On another note, I know about illegitimate pope children, I don't anything about any gay sex though. Then again my knowledge of popes drops off after the twelfth century or so, so I won't write anything off.

Unless your talking about John XII's orgies, but I'm not sure if that counts.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby mountainmage » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:08 pm

Hey, the crusades were what, hundreds of years ago? He obviously meant "No religion would condone violence in these modern times."*


*Yes, I'm being sarcastic.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby Hey Joe » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:29 am

You know what else would solve AIDS in Africa? Adequate medical investment and infrastructure, and not kidnapping MSF workers. I'm looking at you Omar-Al-Bashir!

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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby mountainmage » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:09 am

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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:09 pm

Maybe we could just send one Playstation to Omar al-Bashir. Sounds a lot easier logistically.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby LordRetard » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:17 pm

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:Maybe we could just send one Playstation to Omar al-Bashir. Sounds a lot easier logistically.

Pfft, no one wants a playstation, get him a wii or 360.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:49 pm

I thought it was excessive use of their Wii is what got Africa in AIDS trouble in the first place.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby mountainmage » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:50 pm

People are still making wii=penis jokes? :shock:
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby ChooChooTrain » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:14 pm

mountainmage wrote:People are still making wii=penis jokes? :shock:

Dick jokes will never go out of style. That's why Nintendo is winning the console war.
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Re: Pope Says Condoms Won't Solve AIDS

Postby LordRetard » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:33 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:I thought it was excessive use of their Wii is what got Africa in AIDS trouble in the first place.

Wii without a protective wrist strap, that is.

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