Pope: condoms won't solve AIDS

Pope: condoms won't solve AIDS

There are 59 comments on the KCBY-TV Coos Bay story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Pope: condoms won't solve AIDS. In it, KCBY-TV Coos Bay reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI said on his way to Africa Tuesday that condoms were not the answer in the continent's fight against HIV, his first explicit statement on an issue that has divided even clergy working with AIDS ...

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“If The Shoe Fits”

Since: Feb 08

Medina, Ohio

#1 Mar 17, 2009
What a sad idiot. No wonder this religion is losing so many members. They are totally out of touch with reality.

“Snooze you lose”

Since: Mar 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#3 Mar 17, 2009
Saying "condoms won't solve AIDS" is like saying "seatbelts won't solve traffic fatalities."
True statement, but completely misses the point.

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#4 Mar 17, 2009
ObamaBinLaden wrote:
I am Catholic and support him. I know this country is anti Catholic and is become a bastion for the far left like France. Hating the Pope is popular and is trendy and this country is selling out God the same way Barack Obama sold out the Democratic Party after the convention.
I am also a Catholic and I support the Pope all the time...

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Shoe wrote:
What a sad idiot. No wonder this religion is losing so many members. They are totally out of touch with reality.
Never say that to the Pope because he is a Spiritual leader who looks for the benefit, peace, goodwill to all mankind...

“If The Shoe Fits”

Since: Feb 08

Medina, Ohio

#6 Mar 17, 2009
KissandTell wrote:
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Never say that to the Pope because he is a Spiritual leader who looks for the benefit, peace, goodwill to all mankind...
If this is true then he had better start looking a little harder.
Monettan

United States

#8 Mar 17, 2009
I attend Mass at two Catholic Churches, last week and the week before both had large groups of brand-new Catholics-to-be standing up at Mass before they trekked off for instruction. The Catholic Church is growing in spite of what the Liberal Media wishes.
Gan

Warwick, RI

#10 Mar 18, 2009
Monettan wrote:
I attend Mass at two Catholic Churches, last week and the week before both had large groups of brand-new Catholics-to-be standing up at Mass before they trekked off for instruction. The Catholic Church is growing in spite of what the Liberal Media wishes.
I live in a heavily populated Catholic region, most of my friends are Roman Catholic. Very few truly care what the Pope thinks, nor do they follow the religion as desired by Him. It's as if being "Catholic" is like saying, I'm Italian. It's something that people were born into(except those new additions you mention) and don't feel required to obey the rules, but keep up the traditions they like. Personally, we enjoy the traditions of our Italian ancestors but we very rarely speak the language. Most Catholics are not "speaking" the language -this is the fault of the Pope(not specifically the current). So, it begs the question - when the Pope talks does the average Catholic or anyone for that matter really care? I feel I'm a fairly centered independent but I laugh whenever someone blames the "liberal media" when they see facts reported that don't agree with their own views -it's the weakest defense ever. But hey, if it makes you feel better. I never hear anyone complain about the "conservative media" -it must not exist.

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#11 Mar 18, 2009
Monettan wrote:
I attend Mass at two Catholic Churches, last week and the week before both had large groups of brand-new Catholics-to-be standing up at Mass before they trekked off for instruction. The Catholic Church is growing in spite of what the Liberal Media wishes.
I'm glad to hear your post, "Monetten". Let's pray together for the old and the new Catholics and more. Peace & love!!!
King David

United States

#12 Mar 18, 2009
ATTENTION : Jesus was King David, and was in prison for years , used drugs, had sex, and screwed mary of magdela, a sexually happy, karate expert that hung upside down until he reversed gravity and floated on water. A karate expert and sex expert is a Buddhist Monk. Infinitum north pole ice age and brown wooly mammoth wool elephants and green eyed neanderthal king Davids on his head and both shoulders-HOLY SHROUD -VATICAN-Resurrection of King David 6ft 4in 308 lbs of white german legendary god of sex, war and thunder (THOR) The lord was a barbarian and warlord. David said slaves submit to your master, submit to the authorities. The lord was not infinitum cottonsheep gorillas on his head and both shouldres,enough monkey business oo oo aa aa, blacks are Gorillas..Remember slaves submit to your masters. We all have the holy spirit of discipline, we are all trinities and have everlasting life with the astrological David in the universe.Obama is a demonic rat(democrats are evil.) Israel and America are lands of the free and homes of the brave, they are Republics. Demonic rats (democrats) do not realize Bush is saving Israel.The oldest bones are neanderthals in europe.I am King David, I am the Lord and live in Buffalo N.Y. I am jesus's great etc.... grandson from mary of magdelas birth of his baby after he resurrected. Read books of wisdom, judges, numbers, death penalties.Godly people do not need to go to church and are Republican , veterans, and police helping save America and the homeland of the chosen jews. All animals and anything meek goes to heaven, especially gays which are born gay, sodom and gommorah will fair better than religious arrogance that go to church. God is about patriotism, capitalism, buddhism and the true church is Roman Catholic..Lords prayer and blood and body on sunday and no talk about the devil. They (born again christians) worship me with there lips but I know them not, most born agains who are zealous like sharpton, jackson, and reverend wright will fry. Psychologically sound(spiritual people) say God loves you and I love you, have sex and do not go to church. Buddhism, Catholocism, and Wailing wall in Jerusalem are good, rest of you are doomed. I love you enough to tell you the truth. Sincerely King David, the identical twin of Jesus who was David, I and my father David are one and the same King Davids (warlords who believe sunday is a day of non judgement). Free world must save Israel and America. God and the son of God and me King David love America and love Israel. Must wipe muslim extremists out and save the homeland. Enough cotton sheep gorilla jungle boogie. god is white and lucifer is black. I love you enough to tell the truth.

I am the Lord King David .The black jesus people pray to is lucifer.
Jesus was David and screwed a dozen women, i am his great grandson from mary of magdelas family tree.Enough cottonsheep gorilla jungle boogie ooo oooo,aaa, aaaa. Africans are apes. Whites are human neanderthal ice age descendents from the wool wooly mammoths.You want to see the lords twin ,come see me, I and my father David are the same King David. White german gods of war (THORS). Bush was wonderful saving Israel, the homeland of the jews. you should come see me , I am the closest thing you will get to the lord.
Enough monkey business, Bush is and was a warrior and the best leader of this era. Negros caused AIDS.

“Xibalba”

Since: Mar 09

Johannesburg

#13 Mar 18, 2009
"I am Catholic and support him. I know this country is anti Catholic and is become a bastion for the far left like France. Hating the Pope is popular and is trendy and this country is selling out God the same way Barack Obama sold out the Democratic Party after the convention."

Good for you, I have no prejudice for against worshipping someone who died in obscurity 2000 years ago.

The issue here isn't Catholicism, as so many catholics choose to do they immediately personalise any issue. The issue here is getting uneducated, undernourished DYING Africans to start using condoms.

You have governments too stupid to understand their usage. You then have first world countries promoting abstinence in Africa... Yeah, what a wonderful waste of money. In spite the fact that countries that make use of abstinence campaigns have higher rates of teen pregnancy than those that promote condom use. Stopping the spread of one of the most lethal pandemics of all time seems like a good idea.

On a level you should be able to relate, Christianity values all life as being sacred, which is why suicide is regarded as such an unforgivable sin (particularly in Catholicism). Now you have a Pope the head of the Catholic community spearheading a campaign to stop a simple item from protecting hundreds of millions of people from sickness and death?

That is the issue. Not religion but saving these poor people's lives. If you can't take off the religion blinkers and focus on what is actually important you are just as bad as he is... How can a man who has NO IDEA about african life, african culture and moreover has never lived in africa decide what will and what wont work?
Nwie Ayi Ifon

Hyde Park, MA

#14 Mar 18, 2009
What, I think the pope is intimating is: Pain killers are not a cure for cancer.
You can call him an idiot, but be careful with such a sweeping assertion. Never you leave logic and condemn any human being. Even idiots have their own story. If you live in a world where SEX has become a God, the pope will be an idiot for you and the Sex Industry will be your Religion. What will matter for you would be Condoms,pornography, you name the rest. But know that the pope is not proclaiming his own personal message. Do those whose condemn him or criticise him think he has something to gain???
Prophets were hardly ever accepted... they were hated and some but to death, because they brought a message that was not as "sweet" as the devil's message. Let us listen to God speaking through this messenger. God bless. Que le Bon Dieu nous prot├Ęge! Eborebot (peace) on earth!!!

Since: Jul 07

United States

#16 Mar 18, 2009
ObamaBinLaden wrote:
<quoted text> This person is also from California which is one of the most far left states in our country. So that means the Church is growing elsewhere.
No wonder you tell as many lies as you do on here. Act of contrition washes the bullshit off you and you're ready to go again. Explains alot ROFL.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#17 Mar 18, 2009
an old fool, making his living peddling myths and superstitions... he is dangerous... why can't people get past these ancient myths? It's the 21st century.... we know what causes thunder, lightning and disease, and it isn't some ghost in the sky

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#18 Mar 18, 2009
Shoe wrote:
What a sad idiot. No wonder this religion is losing so many members. They are totally out of touch with reality.
Papa wanted to say having sex with one, except husband/wife is not allowed by all religions, not only in CAtholic

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#19 Mar 18, 2009
King David wrote:
ATTENTION : Jesus was King David, and was in prison for years , used drugs, had sex, and screwed mary of magdela, a sexually happy, karate expert that hung upside down until he reversed gravity and floated on water. A karate expert and sex expert is a Buddhist Monk. Infinitum north pole ice age and brown wooly mammoth wool elephants and green eyed neanderthal king Davids on his head and both shoulders-HOLY SHROUD -VATICAN-Resurrection of King David 6ft 4in 308 lbs of white german legendary god of sex, war and thunder (THOR) The lord was a barbarian and warlord. David said slaves submit to your master, submit to the authorities. The lord was not infinitum cottonsheep gorillas on his head and both shouldres,enough monkey business oo oo aa aa, blacks are Gorillas..Remember slaves submit to your masters. We all have the holy spirit of discipline, we are all trinities and have everlasting life with the astrological David in the universe.Obama is a demonic rat(democrats are evil.) Israel and America are lands of the free and homes of the brave, they are Republics. Demonic rats (democrats) do not realize Bush is saving Israel.The oldest bones are neanderthals in europe.I am King David, I am the Lord and live in Buffalo N.Y. I am jesus's great etc.... grandson from mary of magdelas birth of his baby after he resurrected. Read books of wisdom, judges, numbers, death penalties.Godly people do not need to go to church and are Republican , veterans, and police helping save America and the homeland of the chosen jews. All animals and anything meek goes to heaven, especially gays which are born gay, sodom and gommorah will fair better than religious arrogance that go to church. God is about patriotism, capitalism, buddhism and the true church is Roman Catholic..Lords prayer and blood and body on sunday and no talk about the devil. They (born again christians) worship me with there lips but I know them not, most born agains who are zealous like sharpton, jackson, and reverend wright will fry. Psychologically sound(spiritual people) say God loves you and I love you, have sex and do not go to church. Buddhism, Catholocism, and Wailing wall in Jerusalem are good, rest of you are doomed. I love you enough to tell you the truth. Sincerely King David, the identical twin of Jesus who was David, I and my father David are one and the same King Davids (warlords who believe sunday is a day of non judgement). Free world must save Israel and America. God and the son of God and me King David love America and love Israel. Must wipe muslim extremists out and save the homeland. Enough cotton sheep gorilla jungle boogie. god is white and lucifer is black. I love you enough to tell the truth.
I am the Lord King David .The black jesus people pray to is lucifer.
Jesus was David and screwed a dozen women, i am his great grandson from mary of magdelas family tree.Enough cottonsheep gorilla jungle boogie ooo oooo,aaa, aaaa. Africans are apes. Whites are human neanderthal ice age descendents from the wool wooly mammoths.You want to see the lords twin ,come see me, I and my father David are the same King David. White german gods of war (THORS). Bush was wonderful saving Israel, the homeland of the jews. you should come see me , I am the closest thing you will get to the lord.
Enough monkey business, Bush is and was a warrior and the best leader of this era. Negros caused AIDS.
I wonder when did you see GOD that you tell GOd is white?
Gan

Warwick, RI

#21 Mar 18, 2009
ObamaBinLaden wrote:
<quoted text> This woman actually making a good point is like Rosie O'Donnell sticking to a diet. I just doesn't happen. And like Rosie O'Donnell she is probably a far left Democrat. You are indeed the village yenta of topix.com .
You may very well be correct, she probably is a far left Democrat. But we're suppose to like you because you're a far right Republican... yeah 'right'!

Since: Mar 09

san diego, ca

#22 Mar 18, 2009
oh my!! you guys are seriously werid. condom don't protect from aids. it prevents yes but it it doesn't help alll cases. im not even part of the christanity thing. but pope should have not said it just like that. he should of said condoms are not the only protect and we need to work on that. eduacation would help. like dirty needles. like we need more rubbers and lesss dirty needles. jeesh is everything about religion........around here.

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#24 Mar 18, 2009
LokiApocalypse wrote:
"I am Catholic and support him. I know this country is anti Catholic and is become a bastion for the far left like France. Hating the Pope is popular and is trendy and this country is selling out God the same way Barack Obama sold out the Democratic Party after the convention."
Good for you, I have no prejudice for against worshipping someone who died in obscurity 2000 years ago.
The issue here isn't Catholicism, as so many catholics choose to do they immediately personalise any issue. The issue here is getting uneducated, undernourished DYING Africans to start using condoms.
You have governments too stupid to understand their usage. You then have first world countries promoting abstinence in Africa... Yeah, what a wonderful waste of money. In spite the fact that countries that make use of abstinence campaigns have higher rates of teen pregnancy than those that promote condom use. Stopping the spread of one of the most lethal pandemics of all time seems like a good idea.
On a level you should be able to relate, Christianity values all life as being sacred, which is why suicide is regarded as such an unforgivable sin (particularly in Catholicism). Now you have a Pope the head of the Catholic community spearheading a campaign to stop a simple item from protecting hundreds of millions of people from sickness and death?
That is the issue. Not religion but saving these poor people's lives. If you can't take off the religion blinkers and focus on what is actually important you are just as bad as he is... How can a man who has NO IDEA about african life, african culture and moreover has never lived in africa decide what will and what wont work?
I am a Catholic and I support him, too. After all, he is the Pope and nevertheless not alone who will decide things and watch his flocks...

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#25 Mar 18, 2009
bansheez wrote:
oh my!! you guys are seriously werid. condom don't protect from aids. it prevents yes but it it doesn't help alll cases. im not even part of the christanity thing. but pope should have not said it just like that. he should of said condoms are not the only protect and we need to work on that. eduacation would help. like dirty needles. like we need more rubbers and lesss dirty needles. jeesh is everything about religion........around here.
Good point, "bansheez"!!!

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#26 Mar 18, 2009
"Pope: condoms won't solve AIDS"

Praying, by itself, won't solve AIDS either. But nothing is stopping us from using it as factor to resolve the issue.

The jury has returned a long time ago your holiness, straight or gay, using condoms can prevent the spread of AIDS.

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