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Ken Sy
Posted over 3 years ago
Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place
I've just checked the website you wanted everyone commenting here to check. It seems like a great idea, as was all the talks given to me during high school about natural family planning, but I really don't see how this is viable for the immediate need for birth control of people living in third world living conditions. I'm all for what the Church tries to achieve with natural birth control, but reason tells me quite obviously that if that hasn't worked for almost decades now, it's time to try the next best alternative. I don't even think I need to quote what Einstein said about repetition...
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Ken Sy
Posted over 3 years ago
Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place
Being of southeast Asian decent I'm really happy for what Mechai has achieved. But really sad as well since this has yet to happen in the Philippines, were I was born. The people are subjected to an evil cycle: overpopulation breeds poverty, while poverty spurs overpopulation. But as the strong Catholic country the Philippines is, initiatives for major campaigns like Thailands have never seen the light of day. Having been raised Catholic myself, I understand and respect the dogma of the Church against contraceptives and I have heard a lot of times in my life the arguments raised against it. But there is just a big disconnect between the teachings of love and compassion against the undeniable suffering imposed to each Filipino by the continuously overgrowing population. This all comes from my first-hand observation growing in a family of 7 aunts and uncles, 35 cousins, and 3 nephews(so far). That's just my mother side.