Monday, November 22, 2010

Freudian slip

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Di ko kinakaya. Ewan ko lang kung out of context ba ito, pero ilang ulit ko na binasa—from the the New York Post's secular-leaning blog post on one extremely religious man (LOL!) to Time's cautiously written article on the same subject—pero ito talaga ang interpretation ko:

Callboys talaga ang concern natin, 'teh?

To illustrate his apparent shift in position, Benedict offered the example of a male prostitute using a condom.

"There may be justified individual cases, for example when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be ... a first bit of responsibility, to re-develop the understanding that not everything is permitted and that one may not do everything one wishes." (Agence France-Presse, Pope says condoms acceptable 'in certain cases')

But seriously, for the ultra-conservative and orthodox Pope, why would he suddenly create this—I've not other word for it—'excuse' to justify specifically, a male prostitute's what is now deemed by the extremely religious man as an act of accountability*? What of a married couple's decision to raise the number of children according to what they could only afford? Wouldn't it have been more convenient for the Pope to have justified the conscientious decision of a heterosexual couple than that of a gay person in the sex business? And wouldn't have it been more humanitarian for the Pope to simply say, "Use condoms to stop the spread of AIDS" instead of phrasing it with several clauses (and adding that wild card into the equation, the abominable gay!)—a web of verbiage that would further entangle the Catholic Church into debate?

It raises too many questions about the Pope's immediate concerns. Sigmund Freud, graciously hear us.


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*of course, like the Pope ;-) I do find it endearing that male prostitutes care enough about their clients to wear condoms


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eon said...


a nice example from the pope. finally! a pope with so much love and concern for male prostitutes. lol

Jason said...


I nominate him for patron saint of male prostitutes!

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