Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Now This Takes The Cake!

Okay, the Catholic Church doesn't like people using condoms - I get that.

However, it's one thing to make moral pronouncements about using condoms - another altogether to outright lie about them.

Says the Archbishop of Mozambique:

"Condoms are not sure because I know that there are two countries in Europe, they are making condoms with the virus on purpose," he alleged, refusing to name the countries.


Besides invoking the bogeyman of the unknown, the Bishop is also relying on the ignorance of people as to the transmissibility of the AIDS retrovirus. By implying that condoms can be manufactured with the virus "embedded", he is ignoring the cold, hard science that the virus is spread through bodily fluids exchange, and does not remain viable outside the body for any great length of time.

For a man who is ostensibly highly educated, the Archbishop's statements reflect either an astonishing depth of ignorance, or they are outright lies.

In the first case, the Archbishop needs to be educated, in the second case, he should be held accountable for his actions. It is one thing to preach against something, it is another matter altogether to lie about it in order to reinforce your position.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, that may be a disgusting lie, but it's in keeping with the bigger Catholic lie which teaches "Do what we tell you and give us your money, or you will burn in HELL!