AmericanThinker | Ben-Peter Terpstra | March 22, 2009
Is abstinence, in particular, more realistic than promiscuity or less so? Is Christianity more realistic than Oprah or less so? Is the Pope wiser than Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet” tour dancers?
In the Christian tradition, real believers have the audacity to believe that condoms don’t protect souls. The adulterer doesn’t need rubber, he needs a heart check.
I was so angry when I read about the attacks on the Pope that I cleaned up my room. Really. If these attacks continue I’ll be cleaning up last night’s dishes.
The Pope is right to advance the truth that AIDS is a “tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, and that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which aggravates the problems.”
As a bachelor, of course, do I really need another lesson on how to put a condom on an organic banana? No. Indeed, I openly wonder if sex educators are getting off on this kind of stuff. In How to put on a condom correctly! , however, the sex instructor informs me how to place a condom on an erect cucumber, which is great practice if dating a male rhinoceros.
You’ll notice that liberals embrace the Don’t Theology when their precious political cushions are at risk. “Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. Don’t watch Fox News. Don’t Read Ann Coulter’s Guilty. Don’t drive to work.” Miraculously, though, the Don’t Theology becomes simplistic when Evangelicals, Catholics or Mormons encourage their daughters to abstain from sleeping with street gangs.
More interestingly too, secularists claim that condoms are indestructible and great protectors, but what does that really mean? Seatbelts also protect drunk drivers, so what’s their point? And what happens when good condoms turn bad?
A behind-the-scenes peek in the real world reveals an alternative narrative to the Hollywood noise machine. Observes Dr. Judith Riesman:
“For, it turns out that while STD infections are a principal cause of women’s sterility, chronic disease and early death, condoms afford girls and women categorically no protection from seven of the eight STD’s studied, even when used faultlessly 100 percent of the time.”
And: “Condoms may curb gonorrhea in heterosexual intercourse – but only for men!”
Hollywood thinks it knows better than us — and can afford the pills. How? By rarely, if ever, acknowledging that Jesus Christ knows more than Elton John. By rarely, if ever, questioning the condom industry. By rarely, if ever, admitting that that Christians are right. (Newsflash: Sexual promiscuity and poverty are lovers.) By rarely if ever, thinking outside their studio boxes.
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