Monday, May 01, 2006

Goin' on a plane ride...

On Sunday I go to Belgium for a month (for business, not pleasure... well there may be some pleasure involved ;) so I have a good excuse not to post.

So anyways... Apparently the pope is considering allowing married couples to use condoms to prevent the spread of HIV if one spouse is infect. A tiny, baby step out of the dark ages, that nonetheless is generating a huge controversy. I never got the argument against birth control, the arguments seem to come down to two things 1. that people will have more sex if birth control is allowed (oh, horrors of horrors, people having sex!), which is a stupid argument because people have sex anyways, and birth control at least reduces the chance of pregnancy and, with some kinds of birth control, STDs. Argument 2 is that no birth control is 100% effective, no, but compared to the rhythm method they work pretty damn good. So I guess that it all comes down to the catholic church (and all opponents of birth control) are against people enjoying sex, something that seems pretty self-defeating, since if people didn't like sex none of us would be here.

I'm tempted to go on a long rant about how religion is the root of all evil, but that would be exaggerating, the better way of saying it already has, too bad I forgot who said it:
In a world without gods good men would do good, and evil men would do evil, but for good men to do evil, that takes religion