As for Africa, I think you probably need to do a bit more research there as well. The problems of AIDS and overpopulation are far more complex than what you suggest.
Without condoms = higher chance of getting diseases and pregnant.
With condoms = much lower chance of getting diseases and pregnant.
Yeah holy shit, that was mind bogglingly complex.
The Catholic Church at least has boots on the ground caring for those people
They do it for the reward, and to further propagate their dogma. Of course they'll choose starving people riddled with diseases. They prey on the weak, who are more likely to fall for this cult shit.
Believe me when I tell you the fury within Catholicism over our pedophile supporters burns 100 times hotter than it does for outsiders, we just know the names of perpetrators.
Yeah we clearly hear so much outcry from your camp in the media. Wait sorry... actually we just hear about more crimes coming to the surface. I always confuse the two.
@SamRedmond, I'm a bit confused because Theresa was in India, not in Africa, and the Vatican bank is in Italy.
Yes, I think we would all agree that the conditions for all human beings in the Calcutta slums is wretched. I'm not sure where you got the $50M figure, but do you think 50 million dollars was going to end abject poverty on the Indian subcontinent?
Most business cost is human labor. Those "obedient nuns" Mr. Hitchens speaks of are women who choose to work for free in some of the worst, most impoverished places on the planet. All they ask for is basic food, clothing, and shelter. Nothing more. Those "nunneries" are training centers, and a remarkably effective investment.
You may choose to disagree with their theological viewpoint, but they are there, on the ground, working daily with the poorest of the poor.
A Penn & Teller video is your source?
So let's say she flipped that coin, spent the $50 million, and got the people you saw in that set of photographs you found on Google into some nice, western-style palliative care.
Now what? What to do with the next group of poor, the next group of those needing medical attention? The people living in the same conditions in places farther from the cameras of western photojournalists?
I'm not sure that a prerequisite for being a good Christian is being an idiot when it comes to business decisions and capital budgeting. If you only have $50 million dollars to address a problem that $50 billion dollars couldn't fix, you don't spend it on nurses for a few. You invest it in nursing schools so that you can get more nurses.
I'm sorry, two stage magicians who dabble in social commentary are a credible source on Indian poverty, Catholic religious orders, and international banking? Because you know them personally?
Is that really your claim?
"condemn a man because someone filed a complaint?"
Fully agree. I've asked for a retraction. None has been forthcoming.
"The Jesuits are the Catholic Church's progressives."
True. But the LAST thing we atheists should want is Progressive reform. Reform will have NO purpose other that to appease and retain the disgruntled. We should want them to say, "This is ALL bullshit. Let me OUT of here!"
LOL. Well, fair enough. I never really thought of atheists as being evangelical in that way, of wanting to convert others.
I had a flash of genuine hope that this Pope might be better because of my experience with progressive, seemingly agnostic but "culturally christian" Jesuits. Sounds like Jorge may be more a product of his generation and national culture than his order.