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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    It is better to be safe than sorry? Wouldn't the safest thing be to following the teachings of the Church and NOT have sexual intercourse outside of marriage?
    What crazy person is going to abstain from sex? Religious or no.
    You would be hard press to find in the 21st century someone actually saving themselves for marriage.


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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    What do you suggest? That the bible is re-written?

    why not.. it wouldn't be the first time
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    It's become very apparent that there is nothing respectable about faith
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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    The Pope needs to focus on what he knows best which is buying new shoes and leave the sex stuff to people who actually have sex.

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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    What crazy person is going to abstain from sex? Religious or no.
    You would be hard press to find in the 21st century someone actually saving themselves for marriage.
    Not sure about that because there is a whole movement with teens now that are so called saving themselves for marriage. It is like these teens consider it their way of rebelling or something. They feel saving themselves is such a huge deal. Kinda almost like they are willing to torture themselves to the point where they must remain pure. Reminds me of Jesus.

    Ever heard of Straight Edge? These teens are pretty hard core but it seems to vary as to what some will/ can and cannot do, etc.

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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I think that you can disgaree all you want with the Pope, but you do so understanding that your disagreement means nothing.
    Wow....

    Spoken like a true diehard catholic.

    I'm shocked.

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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    None of it works.
    It's called willpower. If you have the willpower, abstinence DOES work.
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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Wow....

    Spoken like a true diehard catholic.

    I'm shocked.
    I'm an atheist and that makes sense to me. Why would the Pope care if you disagree? He's gonna follow the Church's teachings regardless.
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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    The Pope needs to focus on what he knows best which is buying new shoes and leave the sex stuff to people who actually have sex.
    The Pope is trying to save numerous lives by educating African women and empowering them. I'm sorry you are not interested in helping your fellow human beings, but do not waste your breath insulting those who are.
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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    The Pope is trying to save numerous lives by educating African women and empowering them. I'm sorry you are not interested in helping your fellow human beings, but do not waste your breath insulting those who are.
    The church should just stay at home and leave the empowering of women and educating to the UN. Empowering women but teaching both sex's not to use condoms just proves to me that the church is running in circles, and is as useless as ever in trying to resolve Africas HIV problem. Beliefs and scientific facts needs to be seperated, and using those scientific facts, we can help build the foundations for a healthier Africa. Instead, following beliefs and ignoring the creation of the condom (and whatever else beliefs deny) that greatly helps reduce the risk of becoming infected by HIV is pure stupidity. Abstaining from sex is out of the question, its pathetic, to expect of it from HIV infected people is foolish. Its part of our nature to have sex, no one, including the church, will change that.
    The church can voice there opinions all they want, but people should be encouraged to ignore there useless opinions.
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    Re: Concerns Over Popes Rejection of Condoms for Combating AIDS

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    The Pope is trying to save numerous lives by educating African women and empowering them. I'm sorry you are not interested in helping your fellow human beings, but do not waste your breath insulting those who are.
    And how many lives do you think the popes advice on not using condoms will destroy?
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