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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Link: Best Anti-Pope Rally Poster Yet - Sarcasm, it never gets old.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:33 am
    lol, Curb your enthusiasm
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
    that sentence structure is confusing...i had to read it twice...poor use of language...
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    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:45 am
    CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM?
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Makes perfect sense to me, idiotfilter.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Well put.
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:59 am
    I think it should say "discriminating," not "discrimination." Still amusing, though.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:25 am
    "I think it should say "discriminating," not "discrimination." Still amusing, though."

    Thank you for allowing discriminating against women?
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    TheTumor Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:33 am
    I`d hit it.
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    Shadowkin Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:41 am
    I understand her concern about all these things that affect her brother (pictured to the right)... but shouldn`t she be in the kitchen?

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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Now its the Popes fault that HIV is spreading?
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    GorillazKid Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:57 am
    @dude21862004 The other verbs end with `ing` (Opposing and covering) so "discrimination" needs to change to "discriminating". Gosh! such an idiot!
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    TheTumor Male 18-29
    552 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 10:58 am
    "Now its the Popes fault that HIV is spreading?"

    It`s also his fault Anakin went all Dark Side.
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    TheTumor Male 18-29
    552 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 10:59 am
    @dude21862004 The other verbs end with `ing` (Opposing and covering) so "discrimination" needs to change to "discriminating". Gosh! such an idiot!

    Troll spotted.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:04 am
    I lol`d more at the guy with the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" shirt behind her.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:10 am
    Now its the Popes fault that HIV is spreading?
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    As recently as March 2009 the Pope claimed condom usage could make AIDs in Africa worse. Should come as no surprise since the Catholic church supports scandal and averts its eyes at its own behavior. Sinead O`Conner is due an apology.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:12 am
    lol, @TheTumor--and it`s also his fault that superman died. oh, wait... that was bush. well, you get my point...
  18. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:18 am
    "As recently as March 2009 the Pope claimed condom usage could make AIDs in Africa worse."

    He`s also against sex out of wed lock, making the fact that he`s against contraception a completely invalid arguement.
  19. Profile photo of Yehia
    Yehia Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:29 am
    That`s pretty cool actually
  20. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:35 am
    that`s a pretty piss poor sign
  21. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Hey awesome, a curb your enthusiasm T-shirt. I LOVE that show!
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:49 am
    "As recently as March 2009 the Pope claimed condom usage could make AIDs in Africa worse. Should come as no surprise since the Catholic church supports scandal and averts its eyes at its own behavior. Sinead O`Conner is due an apology."

    /agreed, big time. Also, every drating thing on that sign is dead on and on point.
  23. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    "Should come as no surprise since the Catholic church supports scandal and averts its eyes at its own behavior."

    Replace catholic church with any organization. See if you can come up with one that doesn`t fit.

    Amnesty International? Nope. Accused of harboring terrorists. Downplayed it.
    PETA? Government? IKEA? Ford? Mahatma Ghandi (supposedly beat his wife)? Mother Teresa (Poor accoutning practices and thought suffering was a "good" thing)? IAB? The Internet? The allies in WWI and II? UNICEF? SPCA?

    The only one I can think of so far that doesn`t fit is Nando`s chicken.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    meh...
  25. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    j/k
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    meh... needs more pedo bear
  27. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    The dude on the right looks like a badass.
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    thecoolhair Male 30-39
    101 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    The guy with the CYE shirt. I want to shake his hand
  29. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    "The dude on the right looks like a badass."

    He has the body of a man that fights Popes on mountains.
  30. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Why is that guy on the right so much better than everything in the photograph.
  31. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    "Replace catholic church with any organization. See if you can come up with one that doesn`t fit."

    Now name an organization that sets some of the basic rules and tone/direction for so many people. Therein lies the problem. UNICEF is small beans compared to this. The Catholic church infects... er, sorry, I mean Affects the entire world in some ways.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Guy on the right is awesome.

    I`m pretty sure the Catholic church doesn`t know the word stop.
  33. Profile photo of Poefan101
    Poefan101 Male 13-17
    315 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Someone make a facebook page dedicated to that guy.

    I will join.
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    Poefan101 Male 13-17
    315 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    omg baal,

    You`re right. I just did it with the Qu`Ran and it worked perfectly!
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    Boomsie Female 18-29
    251 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    curb your enthusiasm
  36. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    I really like that guys hair and not to mention he is making a statement with his sweatshirt tied around his waist.
  37. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    The only thing I agree with on that sign is that the Church has covered for the priests that sexually abused children. The first item on that sign seems to ignore that the people doing the spreading do have a choice in the matter. The second most likely is an ill-informed attack on the fact that the church doesn`t allow women priests. The third, well, it`s the church, and if they think it`s wrong, they have the right to not endorse it. I hate it when people go for the easy target and ignore the real picture.
  38. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    And yes, the CYE guy is pretty cool.
  39. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    "I will Curb Your Enthusiasm, WITH MY FISTS!!!"
    I know, spelling/grammar fail. But it`s sooooo god damn awesome to imagine that guy saying it.
  40. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Dear lady holding sign,
    Thank you for your sarcasm.
    Just kidding, please stop.
  41. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    @mvangild
    The pope/church is all of those things on her sign. They`re against giving people access to contraceptives that would stop the spreading of STDs, they`re against allowing women rights wrt their own bodies, and they endorse messages calling homosexuals evil
  42. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    Yeah, I kinda have to agree with mvangild on this one. No one has a right to stop people`s religious tenants. Yes, the pedophilia thing.. well... that`s pretty bad, and someone needs to put a stop to all of that. But the rest... well... disagree with their beliefs all you want, but the fact remains, they`re their religious principles. 1st amendment still kinda stands, doesn`t it?
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    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    And to I-IS-BORED... No, no, and no. If you have HIV, it is YOUR job to not spread it. My principles on birth control have no effect on that. If you`re catholic, don`t believe in contraceptives, and are HIV positive, then you have one recourse. STOP SLEEPING AROUND! I should note that I`m not at all catholic, and don`t agree with many of their tenants... Secondly, the abortion debate is independent of religion. You can argue one side of it all you want, but you have to realize, a freaking TON of people are against it, not just catholics. Lastly, they don`t call homosexuals evil (well, most catholics don`t). They call them sinners. Just like a slew of other sins they have written down (some, I might add, are personal favorites of mine)... Again, disagree all you want, but the fact remains, freedom of religion exists, and this country was founded for that reason.
  44. Profile photo of Rawrandmer
    Rawrandmer Female 13-17
    282 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    That guy just looks full of epic.
  45. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    @AnImbroglio

    because obviously not only does that apply to people in other countries, the Pope is also the leader of those countries and so he should be allowed to decide on policies or set significant obstacles against those trying to instate policies that disagree with him. Publicly denouncing charity organizations and constantly broadcasting messages that infringe on the rights of others is something we should all do.

    Just kidding, PLEASE THINK
  46. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    "and this country was founded for that reason."

    What`s this country you speak of? That`s the second time in 2 posts that you referred to the entire world as the USA, which is actually a country with a rule about separating church and state.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    @Rawrandmer,
    I agree, the poster was funny but that guy looks like he should be wearing gladiator armor and carrying a spear into battle, not going to some rally.
  48. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    @I-IS-BORED: You, just like that girl, are picking the easy target because you aren`t willing or able to see the real picture. Yes, the church is against contraceptives. But, they also say to not have sex before marriage and not to have extra-marital sex. Seems funny which one people really want to listen to, doesn`t it? Second, you`re talking about abortion. The church makes it clear that no one has the right to take a life away. That includes euthanasia, capital punishment, murder, or abortion. It is the destruction of a life, and therefore against the teachings of the church. Finally, if you knew anything about Catholicism, you`d know that they don`t consider people evil. The act is separate from the person. The act of homosexuality is wrong; but the person is not evil. (cont`d)
  49. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Homosexuality is considered a sin, and therefore gay marriage is also a sin. They`re not going to waffle on a core tenet just because it`s popular. (Yes, I know I will catch flak for that statement. But, hear me out. I don`t think the government should outlaw gay marriage, but I do believe the church shouldn`t be forced to acknowledge it because it conflicts with their beliefs. Might as well tell them to believe in another God, or that the adultery command doesn`t apply anymore.) So, to criticize the Pope just because he won`t support homosexuality when it`s pretty well documented in the Bible that it`s wrong? The book he`s supposed to be going to for guidance on how to do his job? Do you actually think he`s going to ditch the book that tells him the difference between right and wrong and say, "eh, everyone else thinks it`s all right"?
  50. Profile photo of SchrdngrsCat
    SchrdngrsCat Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    It looks like they already got to mvangild. Someone bring me a science book!
  51. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    Funny, SchrdngrsCat. :) And I love that name. :)
  52. Profile photo of BalenWest
    BalenWest Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    mvanglid - Sorry mate... that same book outlaws mixing wool with flax... and the outcome of said crime is a little stoning. (Not with a pipe, but with... ya know, actual ROCKS.) I appreciate your sentiment, but be aware that said book was written by Bronze age men, who believed the world was flat, that disease came from bad thoughts, and that women were property. Not hating on the Bible, just pointing out some of those pesky little facts.
  53. Profile photo of sstutchman
    sstutchman Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    The bible says a lot of things Christians pick and choose to acknowledge. It`s more of a convenience factor for whatever is popular in the outrage department. I`m sure the Pope will be addressing round haircuts very soon.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    @mvangild: I-is-bored is right on every account. Your limited view and apparent zealotry keeps you from seeing reality. That reality is; millions of people around the world like certain countries in Africa don`t have access to condoms but are told (even if they did) that it would be against their religion to use them. (The Pope has spoken about this very subject) Most of these impoverished nations are riddled with AIDS and have a rampant lack of education. So think about that for a few.

    The reality in which all of us... including you, is that it is human nature to have sex. Abstain you say? I will abstain the day priests prove they have first. Apparently that will be a cold day in hell. The leader of the worlds largest religion is telling its followers not to use condoms, but instead go completely against human nature. This is the dumbest of the dumbest thing... EVER.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    "but I do believe the church shouldn`t be forced to acknowledge it because it conflicts with their beliefs"

    Their beliefs infringes on my sanity. Solution? Kill them all... every single one of em`.
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    ukulelemike Male 40-49
    129 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    @BalenWest: Why is it that I suspect you`ve never actually read the Bible, but only spout things you have been told? If you HAVE read much, you have a serious misunderstanding of what it says, what it means, and even how to read it. "Study to show thyself approved" is in there as well, which you haven`t done, I think.
    We no longer live under the law of Moses is you are in Christ-those laws had a significance that I don`t think you`ll be able to understand, until you accept the new birth by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
    However, all that being said, the Catholic `church` is hardly Christian, another thing one would know if they studied their Bibles. The Pope is a false prophet, an antichrist who takes upon himself the names and titles of God.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    LOL
  58. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Balen, So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:6-8. Another one of those pesky facts?

    I`m not a Bible thumper, not by any stretch of the imagination. But, considering the offense for wool and flax was to be dealt by human hands, and the offense for unbridled homosexual and bestial sex was death by the hand of God himself, I`m pretty sure the Pope is all right with some wool and flax provided that he doesn`t have a bunch of pillars of salt to deliver his homily to one Sunday.
  59. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    @splurbyburb, Sure, the pope says that contraceptives are against Catholicism. But, the last time I checked, there wasn`t a commandment against it. The commandment read more like "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Yeah, break a basic commandment, that`s pretty bad. Like I said before, it`s interesting the rules people want to listen to. Just like yourself. You don`t care about the adultery commandment, but God forbid if the Pope mentions something about not using contraceptives. You didn`t listen to the whole message, just like I-Is-Bored, and just like the young lady in the photo. You only hear what you want to hear, and you attack what you want to attack. And your abstaining comment? It is difficult, but it is possible. It is your choice whether to have sex or not. ARe you trying to say you don`t have a choice? Or any of these other people who would sooner infect someone with HIV as opposed to obey a basic commandment?
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    trashcan678 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Religion is the only thing in the world to preach good an then use itself to justify the evil. Religion gives hope to the hopeless, but the same makes the rational and reasonable irrational and unreasonable. Religion requires hefty amounts of cash to keep going, are you willing to put a price on your own god? Religion creates problems when there are none. Religion a history of evil and a future of unknown. Religion preaches the apocolypse and yet it never ceases to stop it from coming. Religion, the most unnessicary part of humanity and civilization. I just have one question for all religions, why should I believe in your god> The same god who would send a awful person to heaven just for believing in them and condemn his children to a eternity of torture. Don`t allow yourself to be manipulated by fear of what may be when there is evidence another way. Open your mind to what is there and not what might be there.
  61. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Let me explain something right now. Believe in God, don`t believe, I really do not care. I know where my beliefs lie. I will not sit here and evangelize to the masses here, because I will not force my belief system on them. But if you think that you can force your beliefs on someone else, even if it is the Pope, and I will defend against it. I will criticize the church if it tries to encourage legislation that outlaws abortions, because that is rooted only in christian doctrine. I will criticize legislation that outlaws religion, because people have the right to believe what they want. Do not think you know where I stand simply because I am defending the Pope today.
  62. Profile photo of snukatoof
    snukatoof Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    What`s all this about some Jeebus character?...
  63. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    @mvangild Yea, but not only is the pope against condoms, which you imply is ok since people shouldn`t be having sex outside of marriage anyway, he also said that condoms may increase the risk of getting HIV. (They are known to be highly effective at preventing the disease).
    In my opinion only someone with a VERY under developed sense of ethics would go over to a third world country that already has enough misconceptions about the HIV and sexual health and say something like that. At any rate, in the end we all have a just as much of a right to criticize the pope publically as he does our lifestyles! So excuse us for exercising our first amendment and speaking out against the spread of misinformation, bigotry, and an intolerant belief system with no PROVEN logic behind it. (I am speaking about strict Catholicism not all Christianity by the way).
  64. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    "the church is against contraceptives. But, they also say to not have sex before marriage"

    ok i`m only going to say this once, the people who are dying from being raped and getting STDs are not Christians. The people committing the acts that spread AIDS and other STDs are given no education about STDs and how they are spread/work. There are actual myths in these countries that raping a virgin will cure you of AIDS.

    The Pope still feels it is necessary for him to speak out against the charity organizations that just want to provide contraceptives to these people and educate them on their use/facts about STDs. Since the Pope speaks out against it, the Catholic population decide it must be evil. Funding and political support goes through the floor.

    "It is your choice whether to have sex or not."
    sure, blame victims

    @ukelelemike
    Balen is referencing
    Lev 19:19 & Lev 24:10-16

    @mvangild
    contraceptives are a
  65. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    @mvangild
    contraceptives are a spilling the seed issue
    Gen 38:8-10

    and don`t say we don`t know your book

    IAB lies! It said I had 994 characters but it cut me off!

    and you can`t call somebody a `sinner` who will `burn in hell` and still say there`s nothing `evil` or `bad` about them, that just doesn`t make any drating sense
  66. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    it`s not up to people to "rally" to change other people`s faith.

    protesting the pope is tacky. If you don`t like it.... don`t go to church
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    Don`t get mad at the pope for spreading HIV. HIV is the easiest disease to combat. If you don`t want it then don`t have sex with people you don`t know and wait until you get married. People know the risk and if they are stupid enough to take that risk then they deserve to die or at least have aids. I feel really bad for the people that get it from some crazy way like a blood transfusion or from a needle prick.
    The pope also doesn`t discriminate against women. Women can`t become priests because it isn`t possible. not even the pope could make it possible.
    The pope does oppose gay marriage because there is no such thing. Gay marriage is like a married bachelor (it is impossible by definition).
    And the pope didn`t have a thing to do with hiding the pedo`s. that was cardinal mahony who is an idiot and doesn`t even follow church doctrine. They are actually making him retire soon which is a good thing. Also if anyone responds to this i won`t respond back cuz i won`t check back.
  68. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    Poefan:
    1) It`s not an organization.
    2) It doesn`t have "behaviour".
    3) I`ll happily associate the Quran with Mahatma Ghandi and Mother Teresa. You`ve missed the point somewhat.

    "Therein lies the problem. UNICEF is small beans compared to this."

    No. Therein doesn`t lie the problem. It`s only a problem if you can demonstrate an alternative. Your only demonstration of difference is "It`s powerful", which really.. it`s not.

    Also, you skipped "Government", which has in my opinion more direct sway. The church offers suggestions, the government makes laws.
  69. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    The conversation in question Yeah, took me a while, but here is the transcript of what was said. Well, almost, I think I read that the transcript was altered (and I THINK that it`s the bracketed part, but do not take my word for it) around the part where he does say that the distribution of condoms increases the risk of HIV. Is that wrong? Yeah, it is. There are lots of studies to show that condoms do impact the spread of STD`s. But, distributing condoms won`t SOLVE the problem, and he`s right about that. If you want to be sure that you are disease free, the only way to do that is through self-restraint. Anything else only gives you a probability of being disease free. And, just like you, I am exercising my right to speak out against misinformation, bigotry, and an intoleran
  70. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    Crap i said i wouldn`t repost but i have to. No one understands what the pope says when he says that condoms are going to spread hiv. He means that if we didn`t have condoms, then people wouldn`t have sex unless they were married or at least sure their partner was clean. I think the pope gives people too much credit though. I think people would still have sex and spread the disease regardless of condoms or not.
  71. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    yup religion sucks. all of them including atheist and church of satan they are the same as catholics and protestant so suck it religion
  72. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    I-is-bored,
    "ok i`m only going to say this once, the people who are dying from being raped and getting STDs are not Christians"
    You`re not implying that the ones doing the raping are Christian, are you?
    "The people committing the acts that spread AIDS and other STDs are given no education about STDs and how they are spread/work. There are actual myths in these countries that raping a virgin will cure you of AIDS."
    So the Pope says that to combat AIDS, people have to have a "new way of behaving towards others", and "true friendship offered above all to those who are suffering, a willingness to make sacrifices and to practise self-denial", that`s giving the people responsible for the spread a green light to do whatever they want?

    "sure, blame victims"
    At what point did I blame the victims?
    I tire of your inability to hold an argument. You`ve missed the point entirely.
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    mvangild Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    And one last thing, I-is-bored. I never claimed you didn`t know the Bible. I said you don`t know anything about Catholicism. And your last sentence proves my point. Now I am finished.
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    Isafan Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    Catholics rule. I`m a catholic and I say f you all. Just like America is a god blessed country that is the best in the world, catholicism is a god blessed religion. WHY YOU ASK? because I was raised one, and I am God blessed. WHY YOU ASK? because i`m cooler than you. ARGUE WITH ME AND PROVE MY POINT. WHAT?!?!??!?!
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    crudson Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    I can tell by the size of the posts that people are arguing on I-A-B. Have some perspective: this website is just a website. Redratinglax.
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    Why would anyone be against birth control? I just don`t get it.
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    it is impossible to not have religion. athiesm is a religion, satanism is a religion, flying spaghettism is a religion...quit hating on spaghetti now
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    birth control is basicaly a lie. it does not prevent pregnancy, that is a myth. it only tricks your body into think it is pregnant so you can enjoy fewer periods a year...the only benefit i you see it that way. people would be againt it because some kids believe it will keep them from getting pregnant so they do the monster mash...the church kinda frowns on pre marital mashing.
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    entwife Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    Catholocism has a lot of `splainin to do on all the points in the sign (which is AWESOME, by the way) The "no condoms EVER" policy in particular is just plain irresponible, considering the AIDS epidemic in Africa. And they willfully protect pedophiles, which would land any of us regular people in jail if we did it. But they seem to get a free pass since they are a "sacred" institution.
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    MentalJargon Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    "atheism is a religion" fail.
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    NotThatSmrt Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    @rakoonhat
    uhh.... condoms are birth control also, and i`m kinda sure they aren`t a myth. in fact they also work.
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 12:45 am
    Atheism is a religion in the same way that bald is a hairstyle, or transparent is a colour.

    Yes, it`s a religious viewpoint, but it`s marked by the complete absence of religious belief, and is therefore not a religion.

    As far as I know, there are no `atheist churches` where atheists go to talk about how much they don`t believe, and if there were, it wouldn`t be necessary to go to one in order to be regarded as atheist.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 1:15 am
    @rakoonhat

    -Diaphragms
    -Condoms
    -Cervical Cap
    -Contraceptive Sponges

    all of these are forms of birth control that simply prevent the path of sperm to egg without `tricking` the body into thinking it`s pregnant.

    Besides, I`m pretty sure we`ve all figured out that keeping birth control from teenagers is NOT an effective way to stop the smushing ¬__¬
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    Doorfink Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 2:14 am
    Loving epic serious Curb Your Enthusiasm-shirted guy.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 4:14 am
    "A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe".
    Arguably applies to religion. "I don`t got belief, I got facts" is not a sufficient argument to denounce belief as any opinion held. This includes the lack of God.

    "That means not believing in leprechauns is a religion!". No, as they do not have anything to do with the cause, nature, and/or purpose of the universe.

    "That means not believing in Thor is a religion!" Correct, only insomuch as you don`t believe in any others. If you believe in Christ, that is your religion. If you tag none of the above, you have an opinion, and therefore a belief.

    Belief:
    "something believed; an opinion or conviction"
    "confidence in the truth of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof"


    Sorry, they fit. Easily. Just like Black is a hair color, though arguably not a color (it is the lack of color).
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 4:27 am
    Ooh, actually, sorry KMeTG, you misquoted in my favour.

    The argument is supposed to be "Atheism is a religion, like Bald is a hair COLOUR", but your wording is "hairSTYLE".

    Which works great, because bald is very much a hairstyle. I actually usually respond to the quote with your quote to demonstrate the point. "No, it`s more like we`re talking about style, not colour".

    Also, there are no "Muslim churches". In the case of Christianity, it is also not necessary to go to them to be considered a Christian.

    There are plenty of Atheist organizations (United Atheists to name one), and even a couple of churches and summer camps.

    There are no tests it fails for "is it a religion".
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 7:18 am
    Sorry, where I say "Arguably applies to religion" I meant "Arguably applies to Atheism", it is the definition of Religion.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 7:19 am
    ""sure, blame victims"
    At what point did I blame the victims? "
    you clearly can`t read, look up a line in my post
    ""It is your choice whether to have sex or not."
    sure, blame victims"
    would be the context in which i said that
    we`re talking about HIV, which is VERY frequently spread by rape

    "I said you don`t know anything about Catholicism. And your last sentence proves my point. Now I am finished."
    here`s what i said
    "and you can`t call somebody a `sinner` who will `burn in hell` and still say there`s nothing `evil` or `bad` about them, that just doesn`t make any drating sense"
    and here`s some definitions for you
    sin-Sin, in religion, is the concept of acts that violate a known moral rule.
    evil-Evil is intentionally causing harm or destruction, or deliberately violating some moral code.
    Oh what`s that? it`s almost like sin and evil are somehow directly related. You`re tr
  89. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 7:21 am
    You`re trying to argue semantics and we all can see it`s obvious bull poo.
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    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 7:22 am
    @Baalthazaq- there is no deity or religious text that atheists follow, which are two of the characteristics of a religion. without those two things it is considered a philosophy which is why Zen (not Zen Buddhism) is considered a philosophy rather than a religion.
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    Aquaeous Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 9:13 am
    FLAME WAAAAAAAAAAAAAR
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    MMMMMOOOORRRRTTTAAAALLLL KKKKKOOOOOMMMMMBBBBAAAATTTTT!!!!!!
    Duh duh duh duh doo daa duh duh duh duh doda duh duh duh duh.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    BATTLE ROYALE!!
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    @Mvangeld I know what he said he meant and I`ve heard his explination behind it. However, I don`t believe for one minute that he didn`t deliberatley word it that way to be confusing and controversial.

    And you are right condoms won`t solve the problem, execept for in over 90% of cases.

    "If you want to be sure that you are disease free, the only way to do that is through self-restraint"

    What about the wife of a man who is messing around and doesn`t know it? How is she effected if the use and distrabition of condoms are discouraged both in and outside of marriage? In my opinion condoms are good and anyone against them is bad, the end.
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    tuxman4 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    I like how the poster sounds enthusiastic before the shift, and what the shirt the guy next to her is wearing says.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    B00M!!!
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    cregil Male 50-59
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    September 22, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    Yes, and those Muslim human rights activists-- oh wait-- no they kill you for disparaging their faith. Yeah, stick with anti-Christian-- much safer. Or, are you going to post a cartoon of Muhammad?

    Nah-- didn`t think so.

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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    @Baalthazag

    "A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe".

    The problem is that atheism is not a set of beliefs. It is just one belief. That there is not a god.

    I guess it would be easier for people to look at it differently, atheists are "without god" and theists are basically "god-ists".

    Now the god-ists believe in things like supernatural beings, Sacred Objects, Sacred Places, Sacred Times, Have Rituals focused on Sacred Objects, Places, and Times, Moral Codes with Supernatural Origions, Prayer and other forms of communication with a Supernatural being. Religion is an orginization of theists with a world veiw based on the things I have mentioned previously.

    Yes athesists may sometimes have organization to them, so do soccer players, but it`s not based on the other things that I have mentioned. That is what seperates Atheists from Religious people.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    September 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    The definition of religion does not include God or gods, as it would rule out various forms of deism and druidism.

    The definition, which I have provided, is of religion. Atheism fits (a set, can include a single item).

    You getting upset about it doesn`t change anything, nor do I think you should be. It just means you have to qualify the difference qualitatively instead of "Ha! Look we`re different cos we don`t have the same title!"

    Qualitative differences now please.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:03 am
    @Baalthazag

    "You getting upset about it doesn`t change anything, nor do I think you should be."

    First off I am not upset, and you have no reason to think I am. I believe your are simply trying to undermind my arguement by making me sound irrational. Further, I have given you qualitative differences. Religious beliefs involve super natural beings (among the other things that I previously mentioned).

    Druids did believe in supernatural beings and forces, they may not have had an omnipotent god figure, but they did believe in super natural beings and forces. So no they would not be disqualified as a religion.

    Also, I like how you only gave us half of the definition of religion (from dictionary.com?). Here`s the a full definition of religious:

    a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies.

    See the last part there kind of make
  101. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 9:06 am
    /deicde the definition for what religion is. I`m sure you could find many differences in definition and argue semantics all day to decide whether or not Atheism fit the criteria.

    However there are clearly big differences between atheism and religion.
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:04 am
    It should say "discriminating against" so that all the verbs are present participles. It would sound better that way.
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    mithraela Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Yeah, but seriously, how many people go without a condom because of the Pope? It`s sort of a thing that people do without encouragement.
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    zhdapleeblue Male 18-29
    65 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    @Alfish: I agree; consistency in the choice of the structure of a sentence is quite under-appreciated these days.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 am
    right, i am neither for or against the pope, but lets get one thing straight, he opposes condoms but he also says you shouldn`t be having sex with anyone other than your husband/wife. if you have aids, and ur married, then i guess you will spread it to your immediate family, but having sex with someone who is not your spouse and spreading it round is not the popes fault.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Not great, how`s he supposed to read that from way back you silly bint? Put a bit more effort in the next time.
  107. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    September 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    "right, i am neither for or against the pope, but lets get one thing straight, he opposes condoms but he also says you shouldn`t be having sex with anyone other than your husband/wife. if you have aids, and ur married, then i guess you will spread it to your immediate family, but having sex with someone who is not your spouse and spreading it round is not the popes fault."

    By discouraging the use of condoms even within marriage he is discouraging the husband or wife of a cheater from protecting themselves. He is also discouraging people from controlling their own reprduction, which in a poor country life Africa is escential. Africa has food shortages and chronic childhood disease with not nearly enough treament to go around. Safe sex is good and anyone who discourages it is irresponsible and immoral.

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