Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Pope didn't justify the use of condoms!

Ah that pesky media. Always distorting things to justify their position. In reality what the Pope said in an interview was that someone who is very promiscuous, the Pope used a male prostitute as an example, who starts to use condoms is taking a first step towards moral actions. The Pope clearly says that using a condom is not morally acceptable but taking that first step is a good sign.

In my mind what the Pope said is equivalent to saying that a drug dealer who stopped selling heroin but still continued to sell cocaine and crystal meth was taking a step toward goodness. Saying that would not be condoning the sale of cocaine and crystal meth it would just be saying that stopping the sale of heroin would be a step in the right direction.

For a more detailed analysis , with quotes from the book, see the ever interesting Jimmy Akin at

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