November 27, 2006

Stick this on your carrot, you sexy thing

Religion, when it's not the rightful worship of your Chimp Messiah, really bugs me. Or more specifically, organised religion really bugs me. Let people believe what they like, so long as it doesn't frighten the horses. My problem comes when religion promotes destruction and encourages ignorance. I therefore chuckled at the Flying Spaghetti Monster's challenge to the Creationists, and cheered when I first heard of its precursor, Russell's Teapot.
This week I cried an ironic "Hallelujah" at The Vatican's decision to review its viciously destructive doctrine against the use of condoms, which has so far condemned millions of people, especially in Africa, to death by AIDS (of the 2.8 million worldwide deaths by the disease in 2005, 2 million occurred in Africa).
I experienced mixed emotions when I saw these two viral (no pun intended) ads from a South African condom maker. If they are new, then their timing is uncanny.
Taken at face value they are sharp, funny and to the point. But also terribly, terribly sad.

3 comments:

Snickers said...

They are having a dig at the SA health minister (Manto Shabalala Msimang) and deputy president (Jacob Zuma). Manto's claim to fame are her beetroot and garlic remedies for AIDS - which she displayed proudly at the recent international conference in Toronto amid much criticism. Jacob's claim to fame is his recent court case (accused of rape) over a sexual encounter with a known HIV positive woman. When questioned about not wearing a condom and sleeping with a person known to have HIV, he replied that he had taken a shower afterwards.

FishNChimps said...

That makes the story even more important. Thanks for the extra info.

greencan said...

I think the patriarchal powers that be should reconsider the meaning of salvation...as in save a life physically as well as spiritually. Suit up, men!