Friday, March 20, 2009

The pope: condoms don't help against HIV

It is perhaps old news that the Catholic Church is not a fan of condoms; however, they are rarely as blunt about it as the other day. Pope Benedictines, a man who seems to be dreaming of past times (medieval times), has now publicly announced that condoms is not the way to go if you want to stop HIV. Indeed, the pope is even claiming that condoms make the problem worse because people have more sex.


What evidence does he have for this claim? None, of course, the Catholic Church does not seem to know what evidence means. Their method for finding the truth is asking the pope and whatever he says is the truth, never mind that there are numerous studies showing that the pope is simply wrong in his statement.


Rarely does the distinction between the scientific method and the catholic (or religious) way become so clear. Do you want to trust what the pope says just because he is the pope, or do you want to trust people who have actually gone out and looked at the effects of condom use? Know that choosing the latter will make you a heretic in the eyes of the Catholic Church. Religion or Science? Irrationality or Rationality? Your choice...

16 comments:

Jenni said...

Yeah Condom don't help... So You too..

Anonymous said...

This analysis oversimplifies the Catholic Church's position on these issues.

First, the Catholic Church's over-riding priority here is the nature of human sexuality, the primary purpose of which the Church teaches is reproduction. No one needs agree with this idea (I don't) to understand it as the foundation for a world view (which, remember, is centered on the satisfaction of the will of God).

Assuming that sexual intercourse is going to take place, yes, condoms obviously reduce (though not eliminate) the incidence of AIDS transmission. Is it a stretch of the imagination to think that availability and use of condoms increase the frequency of such sexual activity? I don't think so. Does abstinence, which is the Church's suggestion, reduce the incidence of AIDS transmission nearly to zero? Yes, of course.

Naturally, given that humans will engage in extramarital sexual intercourse, use of condoms would result in a net decrease in AIDS transmission. But focusing on this aspect of the situation assumes a very different priority than that of the Catholic Church.

My point is: Fine, you don't agree with the Catholic Church. I don't entirely agree with them, either (especially about their premise). But I don't think that calls for misrepresentation of the Catholic Church's teaching (which I submit is at least self-consistent) or silly name-calling.

rasmussenanders said...

Thank you for the comments, I know that the church see abstinence as the ultimate solution to the HIV epidemic, and furthermore I agree that more abstinence would be desirable in Africa. However, the pope also said that condoms are worsening the epidemic and this is just not true. My objection is on the way in which the pope just goes out and says things without having to show any evidence. It is his job to speak for God and therefore he does not use terms like "I think", or "according to this and that study", he just speaks the truth, and regrettably people listen to him because according to their religion they have to listen to him. It saddens me that such a powerful and influential man goes out and says things that will almost certainly result in a lot of deaths in the third world. If you perceived any aggressiveness in my tone, that is the reason.

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THE IDEA that AMBUSH cures AIDS
is being proven by the more than 400 individuals who have taken a dose of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. The result is that AMBUSH 'KILLS' the virus by causing the protein envelope to rupture and the viral particles are discarded by the white blood cells. AMBUSH is able to 'KILL' the virus that are 'hiding' in the lymph system by its 'natural radioactive' properties. This process allows the body to 'return to normal health' with a corresponding immunity to that or those strains of the virus.

What is AMBUSH ?
AMBUSH is a radioactive isotope of uranium that is found in the 'palm' plant of which there are more than 3000 species. When ingested, AMBUSH causes the body temperature in the trunk area to rise to about 102 degrees when the individual is sleeping. The preparation takes four hours per batch, which is then given to the individuals for consumption 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. AMBUSH is a herbal preparation in this form but it contains an active ingredient which is a 'NEW' crystalline substance, a drug from the 'palm plant' similarly to ASPIRIN originating from the willow tree bark

RESULTS:
After 21 days on AMBUSH, ALL the individuals experienced a decrease in viral load to undetectable, an increase in cd4, increase in RBC, an improvement in general health such as more color to the face, decrease in Buffalo hump, an increase in gluteal muscles, a decrease to having no joint pains whereby individuals can bend to touch their toes, and walk up steps are but a few examples. There is also a dramatic increase in their sexual appetite beginning after the first week of therapy

DISCUSSION:
In any plant concoction such as percolated 'tea', there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for. The LORD GOD has given me seven steps to isolate the active ingredient, which is soft and metallic in nature and has a carbon- uranium-sulfur-(classified)-phentolamine configuration or structure. This is similar to Federick Kekule and the discovery of the benzene ring where he dreamt the structure.

As an antiviral and 'natural radioactivity' producing agent, AMBUSH is also effective against leukemia, lupus and HPV. Here I am saying that I have 'GIVEN' AMBUSH in the same 'strength' and dosage to patients with leukemia, lupus and HPV. A 35 year old male with HIV found it difficult to impossible to urinate was put on 'green tea' and water while the doctors contemplated prostrate surgery. One of the doctors gave him my number , I sent him a supply of AMBUSH an d he has not been given any more ARV's, since taking AMBUSH 18 months ago, is in 'good' health and has expressed a willingness to be examined by HIV investigators like many others who have taken AMBUSH.

I have sent this 'IDEA' to most HIV research agencies, scientist of the field, universities, hospitals, clinics, politicians and news agencies to which it is REJECTED because the name of THE LORD GOD is mentioned. He has steered me scientifically through the processes such as which plant and how to produce the active ingredient. What are the odds of a Florida Pharmacist picking a plant would contain the CURE for HIV/AIDS ?
I have never charged any of the people for their supply of AMBUSH but a life saving has been spent on the project with NO renumeration from any sources because AMBUSH falls outside the walls of modern medicine and research.

PROPOSAL:

My proposal is that I PROVE that AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS by giving it to a number of END-STAGE or DRUG-RESISTANT people and the scientific community watches their recovery. This proposal addresses the problem in that I have already outlaid the results to be obtained.

This IDEA is unconventional in that the scientific community has rejected AMBUSH because I say it is GOD given. Secondly if I wrote it according to certain standards, then it might be peer reviewed. However, THE LORD GOD has also shown me that there are five enzyme systems associated with the virus, reverse transcriptase, protease, fusion and two more of which causes the virus to be AIRBOURNE. This means that without DIVINE intervention mankind and ALL warm- blooded mammals will be extinct in a number of years.

The PROOF of what I am saying is found in scientific papers wherein it is found that when the protease cuts the viral strands, it cuts it at DIFFERENT lengths EVERY time, to which it should always be a valine at the end but is a different amino acid every time. This is why it is IMPOSSIBLE to produce a VACCINE.

Since this is NOT a hypothesis but there are about 400 individuals who have taken AMBUSH, here lies a vast area in which to check, recheck and confirm that AMBUSH CURES AIDS. Let it be mentioned that during the HIV reproductive cycle, reverse transcriptase converts viral RNA into DNA compatible to human genetic materials. Thus the human DNA has been 'hijacked' and since each person has a DIFFERENT DNA, then the new viral copy is unique to that person which shows that each individual has a DIFFERENT STRAIN of the virus. Consider two HIV positive people swapping viral strains and increasing its complexity with multiple partners.
It can also be proposed that they be revisited as proof that the strain or strains that they had were 'killed' at the time of taking AMBUSH considering that a person can catch as many different strains as there are people who are infected by HIV.
I am also willing to work with the scientific community in identifying those individuals who took AMBUSH and wish to be identified with this process notwithstanding that some are stigmatized while others are jubilant,

Once AMBUSH is verified as being able to accomplish that which is aforementioned then the next stage might be the natural and artificial synthesis of the substance.

Finally, if this is accepted or not, believed or not, THE LORD GOD always wins and this is the heavenly truth to which AMBUSH was divinely given to mankind for the CURE of HIV/AIDS and it will be here forever. Apostle Shada Mishe.

apostleshadamishe@gmail.com

Here is a video taped presentation that I gave at t he Martin Luther King library in Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V53D1w__Po
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwuwlVBOV0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZejptOwMTzQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqcTgIAhrhc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7HPKcT_iwY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9iQfgiYAnw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RzRS6tJDM

rasmussenanders said...

Interesting. Sounds indeed like a miracle cure. Do you have the references to the scientific papers that you say have been published?

Anonymous said...

Condoms don't help. The data is clear that those countries such as South Africa and Botswana that have the highest condom availability also have the highest HIV / AIDS infection rates.

Dr. Green, Director of Harvard's AIDS Prevention Research Project, says that "relatively simple, low-cost behavioral change programs--stressing increased monogamy and delayed sexual activity for young people--have made the greatest headway in fighting or preventing the disease's spread. Ugandans pioneered these simple, sustainable interventions and achieved significant results." and "partner reduction ... is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of AIDS."

Given what we know, it is irresponsible to continue to throw condoms at the problem instead of working to change behavior -- abstinence and faithfulness really work!

rasmussenanders said...

Thank you for the comment, apostleshadamishe.

Do you have any study that supports your statement about condoms not helping, because they are conflicting with what I have seen.

Even if there is more condoms in countries where there is more HIV that may simply mean that the west is focusing their interventions on countries where there is alot of HIV! Can you show that increased use of condoms increase incidence of HIV?

Anonymous said...

Let's wrap this mother-fucker (the Poop)in Rubber, and Bury him in shit.... and we'll see if rubber protects him.

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Tor Hershman said...

Here's an amusing video with The Pope in it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m6qC6FCiY0

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