Condom remarks may alter AIDS fight, pope's legacy

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Vatican officials insist it's nothing "revolutionary," but to many other people Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments regarding condom use mark an important moment in the battle against AIDS and an effort by the pontiff to burnish his image and legacy. Read more
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Since: Jul 08

United States

#22 Nov 29, 2010
"There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants. But it is not really the way to deal with evil of HIV infection. That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality."

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Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#23 Dec 1, 2010
Jitney wrote:
"There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants. But it is not really the way to deal with evil of HIV infection. That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality."
I find it hard to believe the pope is showing some concern for people.

Since: Jul 08

El Paso, TX

#24 Dec 1, 2010
sheryl-2 wrote:
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I find it hard to believe the pope is showing some concern for people.
Why, my friend?

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Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#25 Dec 1, 2010
Jitney wrote:
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Why, my friend?
At least permitting condoms in SOME cases -- isn't that thoughtful of the unholy father? Like anybody needs his permission anyway - but - he DOES make the rules for heaven and earth, doesn't he?

Since: Sep 10

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#26 Dec 2, 2010
sheryl-2 wrote:
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I find it hard to believe the pope is showing some concern for people.
I find it hard to believe that people are suckered into thinking AIDS is going to be stopped by condom usage.

Have you seen the amount of Trojans in the U.S.?

Have you seen how high the rate of AIDS still is?

This proves you aren't the real Sheryl. I'm not as stupid as you are.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#27 Dec 2, 2010
sheryl-2 wrote:
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At least permitting condoms in SOME cases -- isn't that thoughtful of the unholy father? Like anybody needs his permission anyway - but - he DOES make the rules for heaven and earth, doesn't he?
Does he, my friend?

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Since: Nov 10

Stroudsburg

#28 Dec 2, 2010
SherylReal wrote:
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I find it hard to believe that people are suckered into thinking AIDS is going to be stopped by condom usage.
Have you seen the amount of Trojans in the U.S.?
Have you seen how high the rate of AIDS still is?
This proves you aren't the real Sheryl. I'm not as stupid as you are.
You are incredibly stupid and ignorant - and if I'm not the real sheryl, who am I? hehe

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