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carlitoernesto's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by carlitoernesto

Having just seen the documentary "The Trouble with the Pope", I'm even more convinced that Pope deserves little respect. I've spent the first 24 years of my life in the Philippines, and I've worked with some of the poorest families, teaching them about artificial contraception. The Catholic church has done a lot of harm there by ordering its masses against the use condoms. I've seen households where there is only one bedroom, but there are up to fifteen or eighteen children. Incest obviously is a problem in this kind of setting as well. In a country where many people, especially the gullible poor, believe that the pope's every word is infallible, the actual consequences are just devastating. The Philippines is a prime example of what happens when the distinction between politics and religion blur.

The author of this piece thinks that she knows what she's talking about. I think the opposite is true.

Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:41:26 UTC | #520531