Friday, December 3, 2010
It's time for the Pope to clarify statement on condoms
I know, the press and others got it wrong, kept getting it wrong, and continue to get it wrong. That's because they want to. We live in a thoroughly agenda driven age where we don't let a little thing like facts stand in the way of our designs. Nonetheless, the damage control offered by the Vatican didn't do much to help. Possibly because many just didn't want to listen. Or perhaps there was too much Catholic-speak, a strange sort of cant that involves talking around the subject or obscuring potentially bothersome facts with confusing terminology. Either way, it's obvious that many, including Catholics, are jumping on this to say what the Pope was getting at is that we should be handing out condoms by the truckload, while slowly conceding an animal population in human garb that just can't suppress those primal urges. Since this does involve things like eternal salvation, as well as the physical well being of the human race, and since it isn't exactly a back burner issue that is not being talked about, it's time for Pope Benedict to come outside and offer a clarification. Since the 'misunderstanding' has been canonized as the official interpretation of his comments, each day not spent correcting the misunderstanding is another day that goes toward justifying the misunderstanding. Eventually, one will only be able to assume that it was no misunderstanding at all, along with all of the implications that such a revelation would bring.