So, that's why I think every possible avenue that can be used to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa should be utilized.
Including using a condom, which the pope says is wrong! Yes abstinence is the best policy, but saying that faith and scripture is the only true contraceptive to follow, and all others must be thrown aside is down right criminal man. BTW i live in Southern Africa, so i have a unique vantage point on this whole scenario.
We have dumbshit politicians down this side that have said on national television that taking a shower after sex is a way to prevent aids, or eating your vegetables will prevent aids. Or better yet, it may not be a politician but there is a rumor going around that some dumb-ass savages believe that having sex with a child younger than 3 years will cure you of aids. No-one knows where this rumor started but there are people who actually believe that this is true. None of these things seem credible to educated people, some are just down-right despicable. But people in Africa dont have the education/intellectual level to read into the words of world leaders and interpret them the way they are intended.
So whether the pope intended for the message to be abstinence is the best policy. Or whether he meant it as condoms are evil is irrelevant. His choice of words will lead millions of Africans to wave a fucking book over their Dong's and think that this will protect them from aids. That was Irresponsible and Idiotic, he should be hung from the Vatican for uttering words that will lead to thousands if not millions more people doing something dumb.
This is not about him being a religious man and it is not a religious argument. Forget that he may be a religious leader and look at his words objectively and you will see that he was just a fucking twat that was not thinking about the implication of his words.