Re: Pope visits Africa, reaffirms ban on condomsMar 19th, 2009
Firstly, no one can ensure that another person is a strict adherent to a stack of rules. No one!
And, your position "Follow the rules or beat it" is a conservative perspective on human institutions. Many prefer to work within an organization to effect change rather than be winnowed out!
Yeah Spade, I'm familiar with the notion of sticking around and effecting change from within. I'm a Catholic in support of gay marriage incase you're curious, and have debated them on MANY issues from celibacy, to birth control AND the condom issue.
What bothers me is people looking at it from the outside, lobbing in pedophile jokes, and pretending that THEY, from OUTSIDE the church, should be the ones who decide how it runs. Are you Catholic? When's the last time you sat down to argue with your parish priest about these doctrines?