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hungarianelephant's Avatar Jump to comment 106 by hungarianelephant

Comment 105 by Ignorant Amos :

It doesn't matter...it is a choice with the non-Catholics, but the same cannot be said of the RC's. As far as a Catholic African is concerned, it is Gods law, they are being forced by mental abuse not to use condoms. That mental anguish is coming from the people at the top of their church that they rely on for proper guidance.

I just don't get this line of argument. They are under sufficient duress to prevent them from using a condom but not sufficient duress to prevent them from having sex in the first place?

Don't get me wrong, I think the RC church's stance is morally reprehensible. But it's a rather large leap to attribute responsibility for the actions of some of its sheep, who are not following its orders anyway.

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:20:07 UTC | #934411