Sunday, January 23, 2005

The Eternal Verities

It's reassuring in some pre-modern way that the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church can still work up righteous indignation over the use of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS. It's positively medieval and therefore warms the hearts of dungeon-masters the world over: "The Church opposes condoms in all except the rarest of circumstances because they are a form of contraception. It says promoting the use of condoms to fight the spread of AIDS fosters what it sees as immoral and hedonistic lifestyles and behavior that will only contribute to its spread."

But when preventing disease and death interferes with lip service to "life," whaddya gonna do?

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