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Pope says HIV is “an ethical problem” during Africa trip

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  1. Why did hid god make us sexual beings then? He’s just crazy!

    1. ‘God’? What the hell is that supposed to be?

    2. Nameo Obum 13 Jan 2012, 2:04am

      God didn’t make you homosexual; you chose to be homosexual!

      1. God didn’t make you a bigot – you chose to be one.

  2. We should definitely ask cloistered crusty old men about sex and sexuality, they certainly have an insight…. In the real world, he is assuming that women always have a choice, and his odious church is interfering in the spread of full, frank and comprehensive education and information that will save lives. Frankly, he should take his pointy hat and Prada shoes and go back to his golden throne in the Vatican because his “teachings” are of no use in the world the rest of us are living in.

    1. Cupid Stunt 23 Nov 2011, 2:29pm

      Especially the head of an organisation that demands that all of it’s personnel be de facto Eunuchs.

  3. Cambodia Guesthouse 23 Nov 2011, 11:39am

    Yes, in fact I would go much further than this…

    His odious teachings are deluded, wrong and DANGEROUS. He should go back to the vatican and STFU.

  4. I believe that the Pope is an ethical problem

    1. got there before me :)

  5. “Pope says HIV is “an ethical problem” during Africa trip”

    I say the pope is an ethical problem for humanity.

    Why is this hateful little creature still going?

    1. Nameo Obum 13 Jan 2012, 2:06am

      We Africans love the Pope> May God bless the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Pontiff and the Patriarch of the World. May the Almighty give him good health and long life. Amen

  6. Christine Beckett 23 Nov 2011, 11:56am

    So some knackered old celibate tosser is lecturing me about sexuality?

    Get real, sunshine.

    chrissieB

  7. This guy statements and teachings are so out of touch with reality that I think he is delusional .I think he needs psychiatric help?

  8. The change of behaviour that it requires – for example, sexual abstinence’ – get your priests to lead by example. STOP the abuse and STOP the cover ups. THEN preach to us about ethics!!!

  9. Lord Botley 23 Nov 2011, 1:02pm

    Notice too that people who don’t follow his sexual taboos are by clear inference ‘less human’. How he must regret the passing of the Crusades and the burning of heretics.

  10. “…sex education that is itself grounded in an anthropology anchored in the natural law and enlightened by the word of God and the Church’s teaching.”

    When we look at the facts, it is now common knowledge that homosexuality and same sex pair bonding is ‘anchored in natural law’.

    Same sex activity has been scientifically observed for over a century in the entire spectrum of the animal world, proving that sex has many purposes, only one of which is procreation.

    The Vatican’s pre-occupation to stem the spread of AIDS would be a wee bit more convincing if the RCC invested its wealth into scientific research, rather than disgraceful and gaudy golden garments and other meaningless religious paraphernalia.

    1. If the Vatican and the Pope were genuinely interested in promoting a healthy life then they would not have such ridiculous and unjustifiable proclamations that demonise the use of condoms and frankly use rhetoric to frighten people into not using condoms thus cause an increased risk in transmission of HIV

  11. He is a cock.,. oh sorry I shouldn’t mention cock, that is un-ethical of me. Why do we still pander to this ridiculous man and his book of fairy (un-ethical??) tales…

  12. Another Hannah 23 Nov 2011, 1:58pm

    Umm he looks about as far from “natural” as it’s possible to get, and the things he is trying to say are unatural are in fact natural. living in houses isn’t natural, making roads isn’t natural, flying in planes isn’t natural, homosexuality is natural, and commonly found in the animal world. whar rigorous academic work exactly are his statements based on?

  13. Sex education? Is he for real. Not even catholic schools allow sex education let alone state schools.

    Exactly what does this living fossil of a moron know about ethics after a 2 millenia old ongoing tradition of misogyny, paedophilia, pederasty and other abnormal aberrations. What does he know about relationships exactly? Who is he to pass moral judgement on others and on societies. The Roman cult is morally bankrupt and irrelevant as is it’s little sister cult, the C of E.

    1. Again the catholicchurch reduces the very healthy and normal need for human sexuality and intimacy to something bestial, dirty and shameful. I read this and think the real infection is the catholic church itself Humanity is the cure. At least we have options here and can ignore such silly behaviour. My heart goes out to all of those who are dying unecessarily because this church chooses to maintain an outworn way of being in the world. Now that is something to be ashamed of.

  14. Cupid Stunt 23 Nov 2011, 2:36pm

    If he wants to talk about ethics he should talk about how bankers and usury are destroying the world. Not gay people. Oh I forgot, he owns a very wealthy bank. Does it do usury?

    1. In theory usury is condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, however due to the actions of some rather unsavoury characters and the general ignorance of prelates it thrives within Roman Catholicism.

      So yes the Vatican Bank does.

  15. The mans a moron. He knows nothing about Africa, its culture and living conditions. He knows nothing of sex or relationships. He knows nothing on human rights.

    All he is, is a bitter old man whos only role in life is to complain that people dont do what he wants.

  16. pervert you look as en-lighted as a pedophile. no religious person has a vision, for you follow a book of lies

  17. …and remember wanking is also a sin ergo you must go through life with blue balls like his priest. Yeah, right! I agree, the pope is pretty pathetic. Happy Thanksgiving from the US!

  18. Clearly male castration(take the rod, leave the balls) would be a much viable choice? curbs sex all at one go… well… except lesbian sex. oh well, no worries, they are the lowest risk group to get HIV.

  19. hes dressed like Father Christmas…..IVE BEEN A GOOD boy this year….on my knees all the time….lol

    1. The thing is though he dresses like that all year round – well except the Octave of Easter…Wow discussing ecclesiastical finery, that is really gay.

  20. Har Davids 23 Nov 2011, 8:16pm

    We’re the only species, I think, with a very unnatural sex-life. All the other animals have sex without being married in church. So what’s this ‘natural law’?

  21. This old man is crazy – period.

  22. By natural law, one presumes the Pope means what is found in nature. In that case he is wrong about abstinence, fidelity and rejection of promiscuity being natural. Just the opposite. Also, the Pope needs to realize that the Catholic Church no longer runs the world.

  23. PumpkinPie 24 Nov 2011, 2:20am

    Sounds more like a medical problem to me… ¯\(º_o)/¯

  24. The Pope would not know ethics if it bit him in the arse, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxpNQ0IleTE.

  25. burningworm 24 Nov 2011, 9:25am

    As the head of the Catholic Church it is interesting to hear what he has to say in relation to sexual health. If the pope decrees something it will be done. I can’t help but read between the lines and feel saddened by the fact that more people personally will find themselves at fault and not that their pontiff.

    He needs to get his house into order. Sell off clusters of land strip himself of the pomp.

  26. what a load of bs…i dont know why anyone can be brain washed to believe anything coming from him…

  27. I came across this through a friends Facebook link.
    First of all the insults most of through around, you’d be shouting discrimination if anyone said the same type things.
    Second. It shows that you don’t havr the ability to have a rational debate, so my sugestion would be to stay off the internet.
    Thirdly, What are you actual reasons for disliking the catholic Church? Someone said ‘we are sexual beings’. I suppose that give you the right to behave like dogs. As for me I try and keep my brains in my head not in my pants.
    Condoms have been around for years and that hasn’t stopped aids so perhaps the Pope is right. Obviously you don’t have any answers, perhaps you don’t even care.

  28. Jock S. Trap 15 Dec 2011, 9:36am

    Yeah, what does he know? Another bigot that should be nowhere in a position of power. They just breed dangerous behaviour and no good can come from it.

  29. Nameo Obum 13 Jan 2012, 2:08am

    In Africans, we love the Pope and we adhere to his and the Church’s teachings. May God bless the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Pontiff and the Patriarch of the World. May the Almighty give him good health and long life. Amen

  30. Errol Semple 9 Mar 2012, 2:47pm

    HIV is a medical problem. Ignorance is a religious problem.

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