Pope says sex education an 'attack on religious freedom'

Sometimes the churches does a better job driving people away from it than any atheist could:


Sexual and civic education in schools in Europe is an "attack" on religious freedom, Pope Benedict XVI said on Monday in a traditional annual address to foreign diplomats to the Vatican.
"I cannot remain silent about another attack on the religious freedom of families in certain European countries which mandate obligatory participation in courses of sexual or civic education," the Pope told the ambassadors.
He said such courses "convey a neutral concept of the person and of life, yet in fact reflect an anthropology opposed to faith and to right reason".
The Pope said this was an example of the "threats" against "the cultural roots which nourish the profound identity and social cohesion of many nations".
In a collection of interviews published in November 2010, Pope Benedict said for the first time that he approved of condom use to reduce the risk of disease, leading some to wonder whether his attitude to sex education was changing.
But the Vatican later insisted that the Pope's comments referred only to sex workers who were HIV positive and could not be applied more widely.

Again we have an 80+ years old guy who supposedly hasn't ever had sex tell you something about sex education and its values. And since modern sex education obviously doesn't think homosexuality or contraception or condoms are the evils of the world they are in opposition to faith.
I take the word "right reason" to be just one more demonstration of utter ignorance. (read on)

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Comment by Gary Renegar on January 13, 2011 at 10:45am

The Roman Catholic Church did not acknowledge, until 1992, that Galileo's theory that the earth revolves around the sun (and not vice versa)was, in fact, accurate. Only 300 years too late!  In my opinion there can be no more corrupt organization than the Roman Catholic Church.

Comment by Chris G on January 12, 2011 at 4:04am

This is the real word on Sex and the Catholic Church

anything else doesn't matter.

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