C/1Lt Henderson said:EDIT: Ted, the Catholic Pope prohibited condoms because Catholics believe that one should not have sex before marriage. That being said, what do you need a condom for if you arent afraid of getting your wife pregnant. If you are, then dont have sex. And I highly doubt the POPE had sex before marriage...oh wait, did the pope ever get married?
This proves my point of the Catholic church being the remant of a once so powerful institute. One that sold letters saying you'd go to heaven. One that burned/drowned thousands of women for being a witch. One that installed a Blood Counsel to impose their laws on the people. A church that played intricate powerplays to cling on to their worldly power and the list goes on endless.
Simply saying that "you should not have sex before marriage" and thinking that that is the end of pre-marital sex.....pfff. And if they do know that it is not the end of it, then you are letting entire generations get in touch with HIV.
And why is this view ignorant PJ, what am I missing? I am not saying that they are meaningless in this world. The Catholic church is profoundly important to millions! But I see their ban on condoms as a massive error on their part... then again I am a protestant, so maybe I am missing the bigger picture here?