Catholicism explained

By Reuben.

Facebook is just so awesome. So awesome, in fact, that some Catholics are given the opportunity to explain themselves.

John Ashley's irony-o-meter must be malfunctioning

John Ashley's irony-o-meter must be malfunctioning

Hear the words of a ‘modern Catholic’:

Hello, everyone.
As a modern catholic I know why you think that the Pope’s stance seems a little crazy but as someone who understands the rules i thought i’d better respectfully tell you why no ammount of preassure will ever change his mind.
You see the Catholic church will NEVER endorse contraception of any kind because in its founding rules it does not believe in sex for any other reason than for having babies or a token of love in marrige. The church would be contradicting itself if it supported contraception because its just like saying its ok to have sex outside of our rules.
The rules will never change, they are there mostly to protect people – even though I’m sure it seems like nannying. There are heaps of reasons why Catholics don’t believe in promiscuous behaviour but i’m sure you guys are smart enough to know them all, so i wont list them ha ha.
Anyway hope you’re a little clearer now.
Happy easter guys, peace

Of course it would be completely presumptuous of me to say all Catholics actually support the Pope’s futile, irrational and unethical approach to tackling the HIV/AIDS crisis, but it certainly concerns me that the Pope’s stance appears unstoppable. Where’s the UN condemning his stance? There should be public outrage at the retarded policy the Vatican has put out. And will the majority of the world’s Catholics turn against the Vatican? That remains to be seen. Thankfully, we have moderate, reasonable Catholics like Kath.


7 Responses to Catholicism explained

  1. Brian says:

    A modern catholic? Obviously the word oxymoron hasn’t entered his vocabularly yet.

  2. Oskar says:

    My interperatation of what this guy is saying is that the Catholic Church is harming people in an attempt to save face.
    I disagree that it would be contradicting itsself for the Vatican to distribute contraception while maintaining that the purpose of sex is only to procreate, any more than it is contradictory for a government to provide safe heroin injection centres while attempting to stop the illegal trade of heroin.

  3. Oskar says:

    I’d also like to mention that in the long term, perhaps the fact that the Vatican so strongly oppose condoms that could prevent HIV infections could be our saviour. A more dangerous concequence of opposing contraception is the overpopulation that necessarily follows. Perhaps the extra AIDS-related deaths will help to ballance out the population…

    Also, it is easy to see why such an opposition would be carried on as a beneficial cultural adaptation. A culture that opposed contraception would be much morer likely to spread quickly and outcompete or engulf cultures that did not have that oposition.
    This probably explains why so few religions actively promote contraception.

  4. Brian says:

    “…the fact that the Vatican so strongly oppose condoms that could prevent HIV infections could be our saviour.”

    But think of the poor little choirboys.

  5. Oskar says:

    Once they’ve had relevant activities practiced on them, death is probably a welcome gift.
    No offence to anyone who has actually suffered sexual exploitation at the hands of the church.

  6. Brian Hughes says:

    Has everybody died on this board? What’s it actually like on the other side?

  7. Richard says:

    You guys are missing “modern Catholic’s” point. The doctrines of the Catholic Church prohibit promiscuous, extramarital, or recreational sex, so the whole HIV/AIDS angle isn’t even part of the equation as far as the Church/Pope is concerned.

    And no, I am not a Catholic – I just wanted to point out that “modern Catholic” makes a valid point based upon the teachings of his church, and making snide comments about choir boys does not help the discussion or help us to understand the Pope’s position.

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