Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Alain Juppé: "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?"

History repeats itself

Former Prime Minister Alain Juppé (UMP), interviewed Wednesday by France Culture concerning the words of Benedict XVI denouncing condoms, said that "this pope is becoming a real problem" because he is living “in a situation of total autism."

This because Benedict XVI teaches the truth of the law of God to the African people whose human dignity and God demand that he do such. There was another man who once incited murderers to commit the act of making a martyr of the Church in England by saying something very similar.

Is this hate speech? Can this be considered a crime, also? Or is there room for hating one person, one group, one religion because he and they will not bend to the pagan and diabolic creeds of this age?

UPDATE of 20 March 2009:

Vatican Information Service’s release of the exchange between the Pope and the reporter:

“Answering a
question on the Catholic Church’s approach to HIV/ AIDS, considered by some as unrealistic and ineffective, the Pope said:

“ ‘It is my belief that the most effective presence on the front in the battle against HIV/ AIDS is in fact the Catholic Church and her institutions. . . . The problem of HIV/ AIDS cannot be overcome with mere slogans. If the soul is lacking, if Africans do not help one another, the scourge cannot be resolved by distributing condoms; quite the
contrary, we risk worsening the problem.

“ The solution can only come through a twofold commitment: firstly, the humanization of sexuality, in other words a spiritual and human renewal bringing a new way of behaving toward one another; and secondly, true friendship, above all with the suffering, a readiness — even through personal sacrifice — to stand by those who suffer’.”

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