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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Condoms and Religion

The spread of HIV and Aids in Africa should be tackled through fidelity and abstinence and not by condoms, Pope Benedict XVI has said.

He was addressing bishops from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Lesotho, who had travelled to the Vatican for a routine papal audience. The Pope warned that contraception was one of a host of trends contributing to a "breakdown in sexual morality", and church teachings should not be ignored.

"It is of great concern that the fabric of African life, its very source of hope and stability, is threatened by divorce, abortion, prostitution, human trafficking and a contraception mentality,"

The UN estimates that without new initiatives and greater access to drugs, more than 80 million Africans may die from Aids by 2025 and HIV infections could reach 90 million, or 10% of the continent's population.

hmmmm....whether people die or live, long live laws of religion, Amen.


At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post bandhu. By the way I am a hindu atheist, and yea thats one of the good reasons I protest against catholic religion.
Keep it up. Well, what about ur other post. Is God Ram a homo sapien or not? I guess he was a human, but other people like his army of monkeys were definitely not. Keep up with good job.


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