Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Damnable words

The pope's remarks upon arriving in Africa are going to cause people to suffer and die. Benedict XVI said that the use of condoms "increases the problem" of AIDS, an untrue and irresponsible thing to say on a continent where the disease is virtually an epidemic. An editorial in The New York Times goes easy on the pope, but one activist was more to the point: "...his opposition to condoms conveys that religious dogma is more important to him than the lives of Africans."

3 comments:

Eastie Knitter said...

Sorry, Jim, but I would be more interested to see a comment by you on the recent headlines involving Eastie residents re: no work State House jobs and more selling of OxyContin in East Boston. The Pope is such an unimportant person in many of our lives, and he was before the most recent foolishness about condoms and AIDS.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Eastie Knitter that the pope is unimportant in my life. Unfortunately, he is still a very powerful person with sway over millions so this is a critical topic...

Anonymous said...

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