Monday, April 13, 2009

Religious Ghoul - Down Under Version

Meet Cardinal Pell, leader of the Catholic church in Australia, Religious Ghoul, and lier for Christ Ratzinger. This guy puts the "sick" into sycophant.

Pell has designs on a cushy Vatican position in Ratzinger's brave new world, and so, while all sane people were pulling their heads in and hoping Ratzinger's demonstrated lying about condoms would fade away, up steps Pell to defend the lies with some of his own.
The idea that you can solve a great spiritual and health crisis like AIDS with a few mechanical contraptions like condoms is ridiculous says Pell.
Of course it's ridiculous. The lie here is in pretending that people are advocating the position that condoms can solve the AIDS crisis. No-one, anywhere, is suggesting that condoms alone can solve the crisis. Condoms are an essential part of an integrated approach which includes health and social initiatives.

Pell knows this, but, following Ratsinger's lead, lies to people about it.

Then, to make matters worse, he quotes an unnamed health worker who, Pell claims, told him condoms were not an effective solution to Africa's AIDS problem.
He made the point that the people in remote areas are too poor to afford condoms and the ones that are available are often of very poor quality and weren't used effectively
The health worker is saying that condoms are ineffective in remote areas because they are unavailable, or the ones that are available are of poor quality. Notice the health worker does not say that condoms are ineffective, but it is their unavailability that is making them ineffective.

To any sane, rational person, the solution would be to improve the availability of condoms. But to the fevered and twisted mind of a Ratzinger sycophant, the solution, Pell's Solution, is to remove all condoms.

Lets take Pell's Solution to it's logical conclusion shall we?

Let's see, in Dafur, people are starving through a lack of food, or having sub-standard food. The Pell Solution - remove all food aid!

In Zimbabwe, people are dying through a lack of water, or water contaminated by cholera. The Pell Solution - remove all water!

Pell then deliverers his coup de grace:
If you look at the Philippines you'll see the incidence of AIDS is much lower than it is in Thailand which is awash with condoms
However, the situation is not as simple as Pell would have you think (surprised?)

There appears to be a number of factors at play here, including, a low ratio of customers to sex workers, low rates of certain other sexually transmitted diseases, and limited intravenous drug use.

Indeed as the World Health Organization representative for the Philippines has said.
I think it's a number of different factors adding up. I think they are lucky, but that's not at all the way to control AIDS.
Pell ends with another lie:
There are condoms everywhere and the rate of infection is enormous.

“That's what the Pope is talking about.
Lets, see, what did Ratzinger say again?
[AIDS] was a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem.
No Pell, Ratzinger said condoms make AIDS worse. He lied, and you are lying now.

Cardinal Pell - lier, sycophant, Religious Ghoul. Should fit in just nicely with Ratzinger's brave new world.

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