Pope says some condom use 'first step' of morality

There are 10 comments on the The Reporter story from Nov 21, 2010, titled Pope says some condom use 'first step' of morality. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to act responsibly.

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Merriwether

Fairfield, CA

#2 Nov 21, 2010
John wrote:
Pope Ratzinger ought to wear a condom over his pointy little head and just shut the fork up and put a stop to the buggering of altar & choir boys.
Isn't he saying he wants priests to use condoms? What more do you want, he's taking action.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#3 Nov 21, 2010
Everyone shold be encouraged to usde condom on their tounge. Licking those crappy things can transmit oral deseases. Too late for humanity worse than animals.

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4 Nov 21, 2010
Condoms aren't going to stop the rape of women in Africa.
The Sharpest Knive

Fairfield, CA

#5 Nov 21, 2010
Granny Loves America wrote:
Condoms aren't going to stop the rape of women in Africa.
DUH

“<3”

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#6 Nov 21, 2010
The Sharpest Knive wrote:
<quoted text> DUH
Yes, Chris, duh right back at ya!
Jude

Kampala, Uganda

#8 Nov 22, 2010
The pope's interview isnt what the position or teaching of the church is.
St Seer

Oakland, CA

#9 Nov 22, 2010
Jude wrote:
The pope's interview isnt what the position or teaching of the church is.
Exactly, the teachings of the church should be of uncompromising truth and knowledge of life and the quality of life for the inhabitants in the Creators creation. The church has and still is aiding and abetting and sometimes directly committing crimes against children and the poor. Christ and his teachings taught us that immediate and sometimes radical and shocking methods should be used to facilitate and too bring to the light the enemies of life and justice and the justice denied therein, before forgiveness and redemption can take hold and correct and bring closure to evil and hardships in life. Using birth control and prosecuting pedophilia priests and stopping corruption in the vatican bank who benefits the rich instead of helping the poor and victimized, is just a few of the outdated and hypocritical mindsets that the Pope can immediately change but does'nt and why? Because those that inable evil by ignoring it are themselves in concert with evil and this is not what the church is for, but has become! Christ was/is right, go into your closet to worship the Father because the church has become a den of thieves and wherever you are worship GOD for you do not need a building to worship the LORD GOD in that has become and is built on a lie. Condoms save lives and so does the truth. Wake up people and quit letting people lead you astray no matter if their your parents or the Pope. GOD is love and wants you to be happy, beware of anyone who is against the four - GOD,LOVE,HAPPINESS and TRUTH.
Samuel Russian Hill

Oakland, CA

#10 Nov 22, 2010
St Seer wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, the teachings of the church should be of uncompromising truth and knowledge of life and the quality of life for the inhabitants in the Creators creation. The church has and still is aiding and abetting and sometimes directly committing crimes against children and the poor. Christ and his teachings taught us that immediate and sometimes radical and shocking methods should be used to facilitate and too bring to the light the enemies of life and justice and the justice denied therein, before forgiveness and redemption can take hold and correct and bring closure to evil and hardships in life. Using birth control and prosecuting pedophilia priests and stopping corruption in the vatican bank who benefits the rich instead of helping the poor and victimized, is just a few of the outdated and hypocritical mindsets that the Pope can immediately change but does'nt and why? Because those that inable evil by ignoring it are themselves in concert with evil and this is not what the church is for, but has become! Christ was/is right, go into your closet to worship the Father because the church has become a den of thieves and wherever you are worship GOD for you do not need a building to worship the LORD GOD in that has become and is built on a lie. Condoms save lives and so does the truth. Wake up people and quit letting people lead you astray no matter if their your parents or the Pope. GOD is love and wants you to be happy, beware of anyone who is against the four - GOD,LOVE,HAPPINESS and TRUTH.
You my friend are correct and I wish you were a friend of mine. Cheers!!!!
John

Hayward, CA

#11 Nov 23, 2010
Wonder what Pope Ratzinger thinks about this particular.

"Police: Priest solicited murder of boy accusing him of sex abuse

A Catholic priest, facing criminal charges and a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused a teenage boy, is now charged with attempting to hire someone to kill the youth, authorities said Tuesday."

Read the rest of the story: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/11/23/texas.pri...

Was the priest was at least wearing a condom per the Grand Inquisitor's dictates?

Guns don't kill people. Religion kills people.
Nailin Palin

Oakland, CA

#12 Nov 25, 2010
St Seer wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, the teachings of the church should be of uncompromising truth and knowledge of life and the quality of life for the inhabitants in the Creators creation. The church has and still is aiding and abetting and sometimes directly committing crimes against children and the poor. Christ and his teachings taught us that immediate and sometimes radical and shocking methods should be used to facilitate and too bring to the light the enemies of life and justice and the justice denied therein, before forgiveness and redemption can take hold and correct and bring closure to evil and hardships in life. Using birth control and prosecuting pedophilia priests and stopping corruption in the vatican bank who benefits the rich instead of helping the poor and victimized, is just a few of the outdated and hypocritical mindsets that the Pope can immediately change but does'nt and why? Because those that inable evil by ignoring it are themselves in concert with evil and this is not what the church is for, but has become! Christ was/is right, go into your closet to worship the Father because the church has become a den of thieves and wherever you are worship GOD for you do not need a building to worship the LORD GOD in that has become and is built on a lie. Condoms save lives and so does the truth. Wake up people and quit letting people lead you astray no matter if their your parents or the Pope. GOD is love and wants you to be happy, beware of anyone who is against the four - GOD,LOVE,HAPPINESS and TRUTH.
Wow that's deep!!!!

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