Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Great Condom Con Part Six: Victory!

The good news is that the victory has already been won. Easter is the anniversary of that victory. There are still skirmishes, and these are literally of vital importance, but there is no doubt which is the winning side.

This is borne out in experience. Pope Paul VI in his role as universal pastor, published the counter-cultural and truly prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae. How much more accurate his prophecies have turned out to be than those of the Condom lobby and the associated abortion advocates.

Young people can be chaste, despite the pressures under which they are placed. More and more are seeing chastity as a positive virtue, and recognising the lies of the condom propagandists.

In Uganda, the message of abstinence and fidelity has been heard and heeded, and the relentless march of HIV in sub-saharan Africa has been drastically slowed there, compared to their condom-promoting neighbours.

Hope indeed: but there are still many battles to fight, and we need to be fit to fight them: spiritually and mentally, armed with truth and charity.

Regina Caeli:
Ora pro nobis Deum.
Alleluia!

6 comments:

Secular Heretic said...

All people are able to live a chaste life if they want too. Our secular society assumes that chastity is impossible and therefore we need abortion and contraception.

Ben Trovato said...

SH

You're right: it certainly is possible, and it is a sick society which pretends otherwise.

mich said...

Uganda's HIV policy was helpful and did slow the spread of HIV.
They have a great policy. It's called the ABC policy.

I think it's only fair you tell your readers what A, B, and C stand for:
A - abstain
B - be faithful
C - condomise.

So, you got 2 out of 3 right. Not bad.

But this disproves your point that abstinence is the sole reason for the slowing rate of HIV infections in Uganda.

Also, I'd let you know that it would be great if everyone abstained because it is one of the main reasons behind HIV's spread.
Unfortunately it's not a realistic solution.

And in sub-Saharan Africa, where we have 80% of the world's HIV positive people (and the figure is rising), we need practical solutions.

People are having sex, people are cheating on their partners, some people don't even know what HIV is or how it's transmitted.

Here, we need condoms.

And I'm sure this is the same for many other countries - especially poorer countries that cannot afford to educate people about HIV/Aids.

So, the Pope telling people that condoms don't prevent HIV is not a good idea. Firstly, technically he's wrong, because a condom can prevent HIV from spreading.

Secondly, he's misusing the trust that so many people put in his judgement to help them onto the right road, to inform them of things that need to be done.

One of the reasons HIV/Aids has spread so rapidly in South Africa is because people denied the existence of HIV. As a result, the population wasn't educated about HIV/Aids.

Don't let the pope do the same.

The most important thing is to prevent HIV and to help people.

Wouldn't you agree?

Ben Trovato said...

Mich

Thanks for posting.

If you read the preceding posts in this series (this is no. 6) you will see both where I agree and where I disagree with your thinking.

Fundamentally, the promotion of condoms promotes promiscuity, which is the root problem. Moreover, they are not 100% effective, whereas abstinence is.

I see the Pope's job as to promote faith, hope and charity, not act as PR for the Condomaniacs.

Secular Heretic said...

Your right Ben. Faithfulness to ones partner is the key to preventing AIDS. Those who are too weak may become victims of the disease.

Poor countries do need education about AIDS and this is partly what the Pope was doing. The Pope said fidelity and abstinence was the only true way to combat AIDS.

The Guild Master said...

Mich's canard about ABC is one that has been constantly trotted out by the condomaniacs who find Uganda's example troubling.

There is no hard evidence that condoms have reduced infection rates in Uganda. Indeed, why should they? The promotion of condoms in other African countries has failed to cut infection rates, so why would they work in Uganda? No, the only substantive difference in Uganda is that Abstinence and Fidelity have been officially promoted and adopted by many people. Where the A and B of ABC have not been promoted, AIDS/HIV infection rates remain high.