Condom and let it be

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Stalin asked: “How many divisions has the Pope got? The Soviet Union no longer exists, and the Vatican is still there. There must be a reason. It’s just that I can’t find it. If someone kills a human being with a knife or a pistol they are violating God’s law. Do not kill. If by words, you induce people not to use a condom and for this reason, millions of people die of AIDS it’s a matter of faith. Applied theology. I have done catechism. I have read the Gospel. I didn’t find that Jesus Christ forbade the use of a condom. Even then they were used. It’s not a modern invention. The Church is bothered about the life of Eluana, but it ignores death from AIDS. Christ did not forbid priests to get married. He didn’t oblige them to live an alien life, distant from a natural condition of man, that is the family. Christ instead attacked the Pharisees, the priests of that time. The ones who handed him over to the Romans to put him on the cross. A woman cannot serve at Mass nor become a priest. Who has decided that? I don’t reckon it was Jesus. A priest, a man who has not been a father, a husband, a lover, how can he judge a father, a husband, a lover? The Church is interested in sex. It discusses it every day. The sex of the others. It explains when it is legitimate, how to do it and with whom. If you control sex, you control society. The Church is rich. Very rich. And among the banks, it is the biggest property owner in the world. Its wealth is due to the work of millions of people over the centuries. Their work, their goods have gone to the Vatican, not to a family that they couldn’t have. If the Church is dealing with what we do under the blanket, it’s right that we deal with the sex life of the priests. Even for them, the time of sexual liberation has come with or without the condom. Sex is a gift of Creation. Religious men and women must be allowed to enjoy it. I propose a referendum in the Vatican to end the sexual slavery of those in the religious life and for equal access to the sacraments for men and women. In the secrecy of the vote, the priests and the nuns would vote “yes”. When you vote, God sees you, the Pope does not.

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“After the multiplication of the loaves , the multiplication of the condoms.”
-- “Jokes!”
”… and then AIDS has never existed!”
Illustration by Plantu in Le Monde

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For those interested in the Vatican’s political activities, a new article examines events surrounding the first papal visit to Britain in 1982. This visit took place in the midst of the Falklands War between Britain and Catholic Argentina. The Vatican was compelled by the circumstances to follow the British visit with a hastily arranged papal visit to Argentina, otherwise it risked undermining its Latin American base.

The cooperation of the murderous military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983 was needed for the latter visit. Suggestions that the Pope cold shouldered the junta during the visit do not match the facts. The article contains two photos from the Argentine papal visit which are of particular interest.

The new article about this fascinating chapter in papal history reveals a great deal about the Vatican’s modus operandi in modern times —

http://www.wallsofjericho.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=68

Posted by: T Crosthwaite | April 4, 2011 07:16 AM


The problem I have with the cartoon in Le Monde with Jesus distributing condoms is this: while he chose to remain celibate, he also reaffirmed the Hebrew Scriptures' view of marriage (Matt 19:4-6). A thinking reader of all the Scriptures cannot reasonably consider that Jesus would advocate casual sex, as indicated by the liberal distribution of condoms in this cartoon.

Posted by: Howard Freeman | April 1, 2009 05:32 PM


Sweatshops, as shown on Annozero last night, should not exist. But, they do. Where? In Third World Countries and Italy. Seems Prato has been especially targeted. Thirty thousand Chinese have settled in this city. Their slave-like work ethic is no match for lawful and regulated labor. From what I saw on Santoro's show last night, one can only conclude that there is an experiment in Wild West capitalism. One has to wonder whether this is an exercise in pauperazition of the working class. Reduce Western life-style to the lowest common denominator, or Third World poverty. In other words, work 365 days, twelve-hours-days, behind closed doors, no benefits, no safety rules, no labor laws, and sleep and eat at your work-place. I know it sounds diabolical, off-the-wall, or like an unlikely, far-out conspiracy. But, plausible. What is happening in Prato has nothing to do with economic laws, market principles or Chinese emigrants. Those factory owners do nothing for Prato. They're only destroying a city. There is a huge transfer of wealth from Prato to China, impoverishing and degrading the community. If Prato is to exist, it can ill afford to have a foreign-owned textile industry cheating Italian competition. The Italian government is failing the people of Prato big time. The Italian government has plenty of causes to shut these places down. Why are these slave-drivers allowed to operate and destroy a city?

Posted by: louis pacella | March 20, 2009 11:40 PM


Dear Beppe,
Your letter is brilliant. It should be read at each school assembly all over the world because it reveals the arrogance and inhumanity of the Vatican as just portrayed by the pope on his African tour.

What needs to be done to overcome this kind of ignorance of the basic values for human rights is to do away with unscriptural doctrines like the Virgin Birth.
Instead of deifying Jesus of Nazareth, he should be shown to be a normal man like anybody else who had been chosen by God to carry out a special mission.
What one can do to adhere to the teachings of Jesus is to follow his message of unconditional love of our fellow man and shed the shackles of useless doctrines invented by churches.
One could start by googling wallsofjericho.info.

Posted by: Matti Iso-Heiniemi | March 20, 2009 09:56 AM


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