So let's see, first we have the Pope basically advocating murder by going to Africa and saying condoms are a bad idea and people should just practice abstinence instead. Because there aren't a half million studies out there saying abstinence programs are disastrous and never work or anything.
HIV is killing a continent. You fight it with whatever works. If condoms work, you use them. Saying not to is beyond idiocy.
Not that I've ever been a tremendous fan of the Catholic church, but this pope really does suck.
Next up....I enjoyed this header from Warren Ellis' blog - "Canada’s Sense Of Polite Superiority Over The US Suddenly Evaporates", and he then linked to a story about how our federal minister responsible for science is possibly a creationist. Now, Gary Goodyear is saying that of course he believes in evolution. And perhaps he does and this is all just a tempest in a tea pot. And lord knows my alarms went off because I do have the special hatred for creationists.
I really do hope it's nothing but something blown out of proportion. Because really, if it's proven that Canada's science minister is anti-science and a creationist, well, bring on the next federal election and put his face front and centre.
Finally, this is actually a fake christian crazy website (the "Find Sexy Gay Singles in your area" ad might be a tip off. But in a day of religious wackiness, this at least made me laugh.
Do you ever get the feeling that Chinese toy makers are just fucking with us sometimes?
1. Start me up - The Rolling Stones*
2. Temptation waits - Garbage
3. That's entertainment - The Jam
4. Cold hearted wind - Ron Sexsmith
5. The gate - Sam Roberts