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Pope backtracking on condom statement

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I find it absolutely appalling that in 2010, the Catholic church's official stance on condoms is that they are sinful. If I'm not mistaken, this also includes during sex between married couples, correct?


    P.S. I'm Catholic.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Isn't the idea that people should only have sex to procreate? If that is the rule, then it really wouldn't matter if the couple using protection is married.

    Now the rule itself? Hey, whatever floats your boat. It's not one I follow and it certainly seems like attempting to live by such rules has gone very badly a time or two.
  3. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    As someone who watched a dear friend die from AIDS over 15 years ago, I'm all for anything that will help stop the spread of the disease. People are not going to stop having sex, but I'd love to see people stop dying from having sex.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You may be right. I was thinking it was more like, "You can have sex for fun, but if pregnancy is a consequence of that, then you have to deal with the consequences." I thought that the church sees birth control as a first-cousin of abortion? Of course, there are some times of the month when you know that pregnancy is an impossibility. Not sure if that counts as a sin or not?
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It looks like there was reason to believe the Catholic Church was finally moving into the 21st century. Alas, it was not to be.
  6. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    You're being awfully fucking generous with the 21st century designation. The church needs to crawl into the 20th century first.
  7. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    It's actually never an impossibility.

    The old joke goes, "What do you call people who practice the rhythm method? Parents." Describing the church's stance on birth control as "outmoded" is being kind.
  8. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Why exactly should the church "move into the 21st Century"?

    Truth doesn't morph into whatever the culture decides is acceptable.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member




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  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    What is that, a scene from the movie Backdraft?
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  11. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Not really apples to apples. None of these have to do with the church, or any idea of a divine "truth" that, I assume, Hondo is alluding to.

    That's not saying that the church hasn't changed over time, or that it hasn't made changes for the better over time, because obviously it has, just that I don't really feel like the pics make an applicable point.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Institutions should, from time to time, re-evaluate whether their "truth" still holds up.

    Hence, the photos are applicable.
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