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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think the Pope should express support for preventing Aids by endorsing Condoms, he has a massive amount of influence in certain parts of Africa
    The Pope has influence because you can trust that he means what he says and couldn't care less how "popular" it is.

    You may not like what he says, but you can be assured that it is consistent and true, and that is why he has influence.

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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Felicity View Post
    You may not like what he says, but you can be assured that it is consistent and true, and that is why he has influence.
    True, i'll give him consistent that is for sure.


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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Make sure condoms never ran out, and i already said you teach sex should be done within a relationship but enforce and endorse Condom use




    How does one "enforce" condom use?
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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    How does one "enforce" condom use?
    I just realised how wrong that sounded LOL

    Education would help


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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I just realised how wrong that sounded LOL

    Education would help





    Condom swat teams would ruin the moment, no?
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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Condom swat teams would ruin the moment, no?
    I just got a image of that scene unfolding as well lmao


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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think Christianity does wonders in Africa but one sect is part of the problem. Besides, it's not like i have control over who comes in and out. Especially Charities.

    You teach sex should be done within a relationship but enforce and endorse Condom use, alot of Africans take the Bible seriously, it's almost scary to know how many people will not use a condom because a man in a dress said so. It's pathetic and it causes more harm than good. If a sperm don't get to make it to the ovary; who cares? Surely it is a lesser evil than having babies being born with HIV

    The Pope needs to get a slap back into reality.
    BTW--if you would like respect for your religious beliefs, you might want to reconsider how you address others' religious beliefs.

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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So then they shouldn't be surprised when their ineffectiveness of their actions is criticized. The Catholic Church spending 'vast amount of resources' while at the same time telling people to engage in behavior that poses a great risk(like for example : not using condoms) to their health is a ridiculous contradiction.
    In your hatred for the Church, you are ignoring HALF of the equation. The Church is NOT teaching people to engage in risky hehaviour as you like to put. The Church is teaching people to have sex in a way that is consistent with Church teachings and shows respect for the procreation process. This is SAFER than condoms or any other man-made contraption.
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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Felicity View Post
    The Pope has influence because you can trust that he means what he says and couldn't care less how "popular" it is.
    I wouldn't use "trust" and "the Pope" in the same sentence but that's just me.

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    Re: Pope in Africa says church must help the poor

    According to this map, the four countries in Africa with the highest AIDS rates are Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, and Swaziland.

    What are their Catholic populations?

    Zimbabwe: 8.8%
    Zambia: 28.2%
    Botswana: 4.8%
    Swaziland: 5.6%

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    So, how exactly is the Pope's teaching a problem when three of the four worst AIDS problems in Africa are in countries with less than 10% Catholic population?
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