Pope Benedict "condones condom use in some cases"
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« on: November 20, 2010, 10:40:44 pm »

Surely the Catholic church isn't being dragged several centuries into the real world ! Pope  From the bbc site :-

"Pope Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", according to a new book.

He said condoms could reduce the risk of infection with HIV, such as for a prostitute, in a series of interviews he gave to a German journalist.
The Vatican newspaper ran excerpts on Saturday.

The comments appear to soften the Roman Catholic Church's hardline stance, which until now had banned the use of any form of contraception.
When asked whether the Catholic Church is "fundamentally against the use of condoms", the Pope is said to have replied, in the book entitled Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times:

"It of course does not see it as a real and moral solution.

"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," he said.

The Pope gives the example of the use of condoms by prostitutes as "a first step towards moralisation", even though condoms are "not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection".

The pope says that the "sheer fixation on the condom implies a banalisation of sexuality" where sexuality is no longer an expression of love, "but only a sort of drug that people administer to themselves".

The Church's hardline stance over contraception has led the Vatican to being heavily criticised for its position in the context of the Aids crisis.
On a visit to Cameroon last year, the Pope said the use of condoms could endanger public health and increase the problem of HIV/Aids, rather than help to contain the virus. This drew criticism from several EU states.

Campaigners say condoms are one of the few methods proven to stop the spread of HIV. The book is due to be published on Tuesday"
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 04:54:40 pm »

Well according to Sir Issac Newton this is the next to the last Pope. The next one being the last one ever to exist. Of course the world has gone to shit by then. But at least there will be no more Papal BS to endure.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 06:35:41 pm »

Sir Issac Newton  Huh? Is there some sort of gravitional pull that will swallow the Vatican into a black hole?
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 07:37:25 pm »


There is so much more to Sir Isac Newton than gravity............ He was a true genius and worth the reading to discover him in his fullness.

This is the 119 th Pope ~ the last Pope ever is the 12oth

Armageddon starts 2060 and the way of discovering this dates is an incredible story.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 07:37:58 pm »

Sir Isaac predicted the world would end in 2060.  Supposedly, it's based on biblical prophecy.

He believed that the church became corrupted by evil popes starting in 800 AD and that it would last 1260 years before the evilness would end.

800 + 1260 = 2060
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 09:07:21 pm »

He actually predicted that the world would end no earlier than 2060, stating "This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail."  I quite like his way of thinking  Grin
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