Thursday, September 27, 2007

Radical Theists and Irony

A Catholic Archbishop is trying to scare people with his radical theism + woo.

Archbishop Chimoio told our reporter that abstention, not condoms, was the best way to fight HIV/Aids.

"Condoms are not sure because I know that there are two countries in Europe, they are making condoms with the virus on purpose," he alleged, refusing to name the countries.

Gee, women with no physical, psychological, emotional, financial, etc etc etc power-- if you would just stop being such a whore, you wouldnt get The AIDS. But since you ARE a whore, and you ARE going to get The AIDS and pregnant, let me scare you away from antiretrovirals.
Maputo Archbishop Francisco Chimoio claimed some anti-retroviral drugs were also infected "in order to finish quickly the African people".
Yeah, nothing like a lentivirus to 'finish quickly' a group of people. *rolleyes* Arent Catholics supposed to know Latin?

Alas, this isnt news. Loving Missionaries and radical theist opportunists of all stripes have been telling people that condoms dont stop HIV for a long time.

But this is what I LOVE about this particular incident:
"They want to finish with the African people. This is the programme. They want to colonise until up to now. If we are not careful we will finish in one century's time."
This was spoken by a native African who rolled over like a dog and accepted his masters god. Who were your ancestors gods 'Archbishop'? Do you even know their names? The 'colonizers' have already taken your soul, what do you care about land??

I suppose every soul has a price:
Archbishop Francisco Chimoio of Maputo told the local publication Magazine Independiente this week that the archdiocese has launched a tithing campaign to “overcome the financial crisis and allow the archdiocese to achieve economic autonomy.”

Banners hanging in the Cathedral and in parishes around the archdiocese remind the faithful: “Giving a donation as a show of faith is the opportunity God gives us to become better persons.”


Courtney said...

The Catholics=conspiracy theorists?

I guess lying for Jesus means you have to look for ghosts in the closet.

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Why worry about HIV infected condoms when everyone knows HIV does not cause AIDS.

*ducks and runs out of the room

John Danaher said...

Hey i've only recently become aware of this blog and indeed the whole issue of HIV/AIDS denial. I stumbled on the blog following a link from pharyngula and i must say i'm impressed. I'm not a biologist, at least not by training, i'm more of an interested observer, but i find the posts here to be informative and witty. I just wanted to say keep up the good work.

Oh and your pointed critique of the 'Archibishop's' hypocrisy re: his acceptance of the colonial gods was very funny. Actually if i were to offer any friendly criticisms of your blog it would be to point out the inconsistent beliefs of your adversaries. E.g. Behe's touting of HIV as an example of a flaw in evolutionary theory doesn't strike me as standing in favour of a Catholic god.

Anyway i'm done...

Mike ... said...

The 'colonizers' have already taken your soul, what do you care about land??


Anonymous said...

Hey, not to worry, it's a top-down organization. The archibshop's boss, the pope, will slap him down and immediately set the record straight.


Anonymous said...

I still think the South African government denying HIV causes AIDS so they don't have to spend money on antiretrovirals (or that always struck me as the reason) is even more bizarre. Catholics have always been like this!

Anonymous said...


No, I don't think condoms are made with HIV in them. The Archbishop is talking nonsense.

But, ERV, you really are just a loud-mouth, obnoxious skank.

Is this blog a substitute for a boyfriend or husband?

ERV said...

Denier-- Youre on the wrong thread.

And while I thank you for your complement, I prefer Queen Bitch.

Anonymous said...


In yet another common characteristic between creationists and deniers, it seems that you cannot argue against a woman without making misogynistic comments.

Why are you so afraid of women?

D. Cardinale said...

For the most part, I at least get why cranks are cranks...greed, religion, take your pick. This, I just shake my head.

Anonymous said...

I think you undercredit "crazy", "in denial", etc etc. It's very simple, although incorrect, to assume that just because something's ridiculous, people can't believe it with all their hearts. It's much more interesting to try and figure out what's wrong with them, individually (as in the conspiracy theories), or collectively (as in religions, which are not actually that simple).

I may have taken too much psych...

Anonymous said...

And while I thank you for your complement, I prefer Queen Bitch.

Nah, Queen skank is much more fitting!

Why do you think blogging all this nonsense is furthering anyone's quest for knowledge?

You're actually worse than the screwy African Archbishop because for some reason you think bean-counting and data-generating at 10 bucks an hour is somehow scientific.

What a loser, girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

And thus Franklin again demonstrates that he is insecure in his masculinity. It's sad that some people are threatened by the very idea that women are smarter than them.

Anonymous said...

Shuttle away, Tyler, you little geek.

Queen Skank can dish it out, but has trouble taking it, I reckon.

ERV said...

Actually, franklin, you suck compared to other Deniers that have visited this blog. OTHER people have insulted me in poem form. That at least shows creativity.

BTW, youre still on the wrong thread.

ERV said...

If Franklin were cool:
Skank all actually worse you
you nonsense for African think
skank nonsense knowledge.
You're Archbishop a
more fitting! Why blogging actually worse
is some you at 10
much fitting! Why do nonsense screwy?

"Why do nonsense screwy?" is genius!

Anonymous said...

Franklin, don't worry man, it's not your fault. It's a disorder.

Anonymous said...

that is the best poetry generator ever.

I'm gonna be busy for HOURS.

Nerull said...

Ah, franklin, such powerful projection.

Attacking the work of others while all you do is troll blogs all day and post juvenile insults. How are those scientific contributions coming? Perhaps you need to leave the basement once in a while to get any further?

Anonymous said...

Re Franklin

Mr. Franklins' personal insults vis a vis Ms. ERV are a manifestation of his perceived genital inadequacy.

Needledicks like him are much in evidence over at Tara Smiths blog.

Anonymous said...


The reason you are a Skank is very simple. You are a loud-mouth dishonest buffoon and too stupid, inexperienced and immature to recognize this. What sane man would ever ask you out on a date?

Let me at least give you an example to which you can aspire:

Michael Ruse.

That guy is a pretty fierce critic of ID. He does it on the merits, though, not by some inconsequential, noxious blog.

Ruse is debating Nelson at some Christian university.

That's how you do it against wrong-headed views -- you challenge them on their turf for a debate. Your silly and stupid antics, and pathetic readership of 8 losers in grad school just doesn't cut it.

It actually helps IDers and HIV denialists because it shows reasonable people in the middle, how wacked out you are.

But, that is why you are Queen Skank, making 10 bucks/hour. You could be making more $$ and producing better science for humanity if you quit altogether and became a shoe-shine girl.

Nerull said...

Sounds like Franklin is just angry with women because they won't jump into his arms.

He blames them, of course - how could they not like him? He didn't really want them anyway, he tells himself.

He'll never see the real reason, or at least won't let himself see it - he's an obnoxious asshole, and is repellent to everyone around him.

He'll keep telling himself its all their fault, though - and continue lashing out and driving them further away.

He'll eventually become that bitter old man that everyone avoids and pretends to listen to when they have to. Just remember, its all a nod-n-smile act, to get away from you.

Anonymous said...

Um, guys, I like women (note the plural and general form).

But, I don't like this particular woman for the reasons expressed.

She is a skank, much worse than Anne Coulter, who is also vile and obnoxious, but at least somewhat hot.

dochocson said...

Franklin, your command of the English language is truly dazzling. Where did you go to school?

And seriously, Ann Coulter? I guess there's no accounting for taste.

D. Cardinale said...

"Your silly and stupid antics, and pathetic readership of 8 losers in grad school just doesn't cut it."

Ahem. [points to self] Undergrad. And if it's so inconsequential, feel free to ignore it.

Anonymous said...

I know it's late, but I'd also like to add that "skank" means promiscuous AND tasteless. Accusing someone of being a skank who could never get laid is a very basic contradiction of terms.