*sighs* here we go again. I really wish people would keep past threads in mind that discussed these topics. Im looking at you this time Trieste. Earlier this year I proved (using the CDC's data) they were right with the HIV and condoms thing (before you jump on me realize that this is a point where he and I disagree I think they should be used but at the same time I think hes partially right in the sense that condoms arent the answer to the problem)
I'm sure you don't realize it, but your tone is patronizing and rude. I don't have time to read every single post you make, just as you don't have time to read every single one of mine. Restating things you've said before really does come with the territory; deal with it.
Additionally, you didn't prove or disprove anything unless you stepped into the lab and published your findings in a peer-reviewed journal
. So sorry, but if you want to play with scientific research, then you'll need to pay attention to the rules of scientific research.
The Pope and the Church have opposed many things on the basis that it might 'promote promiscuity' (what's their stance on the HPV vaccine, hm?) or for other reasons that fit into their own morality. This is fine
if the Church and the Pope would keep their noses out of the business of people who aren't Catholic. Since they cannot seem to do so, yes, people are going to react strongly.
And before you accuse me of anti-religious bigotry, I'll remind you that I'm speaking of the Church
and of the Pope
Like I said, hooray for an apology. It's a step in the right direction. But until and unless the Catholic Church becomes a force for positive social change regardless of what they think is politically acceptable, it's not enough. Saying "aw geez, my b" and praying with a bunch of people is a positive step, but they don't deserve a pat on the back, not yet. They have a long, long way to go before they do so.