The asshole is telling people in Africa not to use condoms again, and lying about their effectiveness, and actually saying they make the problems worse!
Really: fuck that douchebag with a bent, rusty pipe. This is just one more reason for me to continue to maintain that science and religion are not compatible. Here you have a guy who for some entirely fucked up reason, people listen to, who advocates things that could very well kill them, and yet people around the world still hang on his every word. No punishment is too terrible for this cocksucker.
Fatty is usually the one around here who advocates curtailing free speech (of course this isn't taking place in the US anyway) but this is way, way worse than the Westboro Baptist church picketing funerals and claiming that all gays are going to hell. I personally think we shouldn't even let this fuck into our country because of the suffering he and his ilk induce, and all the damage he's doing to humanity's progress.
But the pope is talking to Catholics in Africa! His own "flock"! I mean, I can believe he doesn't actually want to kill these people, but it's just criminal to ignore the evidence about condoms and condemn them. What a fucker...
I just finished reading: Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America-and Found Unexpected Peace, A book by William Lobdell, which is mysteriously missing from sites like Wiki and other search sites. The only references I found on it were either at William Lobdell's site: http://williamlobdell.com/ or on Amazon.
I thought it was an awesome book and was very, very easy to read and relate to. Highly recommended.
I just came across this video about belief and I have to say I found it awesome and succinct. He basically does what all the "New Atheist" books do from a logical perspective, but in one 10 minute video.
"...and belongs to the category of the logically impossible." Something about the English accent and their ability to dramatically understate things makes me laugh. I would like see this careful, rational logic contrasted with some of the frothy, irrational blathering from Jesus Camp.
I was watching a training video for WPF/Silverlight 3.0, and the developer (who sounded exactly like this guy) was discussing user-interface design. He had a great phrase, "...but you wouldn't want to do that, because it would constitute a crime against usability." I think I've used that program before...