Thursday, April 21, 2005

The Yawning Repetition

TCS: Tech Central Station - Papal Condom-nation

It's incredible how the reasonable come to their conclusions. Africans catch aids as a result of promiscuity. Africans did not use condemns. Married African men who had extramarital affairs and caught AIDs infected their wives. Many die. They didn't use condoms because the Catholic Church forbids condemns. Therefor, their deaths are on the Pope's hands.

Don't just take my word for it:

"First, Terry Eagleton, known more generally as a near parody of the Marxist deconstructionist:'The greatest crime of his papacy, however, was neither his part in this cover up nor his neanderthal attitude to women. It was the grotesque irony by which the Vatican condemned -- as a "culture of death" -- condoms, which might have saved countless Catholics in the developing world from an agonising Aids death. The Pope goes to his eternal reward with those deaths on his hands.'"

Of course, a Fool like me wonders if, perhaps, these people had followed Catholic Teaching regarding sex, then maybe no one would have caught HIV in the first place. Apparently I believe that people can overcome unhealthy desires and discipline healthy ones. How Foolish of me.

BTW, Mr. Worstall does an excellent job slicing such reasonableness apart.