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    Should Bob Geldof be charged with inciting people to break the law? Among his many other 'rants' he has asked children to take time of school to join a protest at the G8 summit in Scotland. He also told them to get there by 'whatever' means they can. What exactly does he mean by that statement?

    Why dont they just call all the protests off and send the money that would have been spent on protesting and keeping order to the poor countries?

    Would it not be a good idea to introduce some form of birth control into these countries. Had they done that after the first 'Live Aid' event the present day catastrophe would not be as pronounced. China took that option and look where it got them. Albeit with a few distasteful results.
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    As I understand it the live8 thing is more about raising awareness and putting pressure on the G8, rather than raising funds.

    They want to cancel billions of debt, rather than raising millions in charity.

    Glad you put the "Sir"in inverteds btw. He is a foreign Jonny apres tout.

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    Would it not be a good idea to introduce some form of birth control into these countries.
    You need to speak to the Pope on that one BB.

    Does anyone find it sort of hypocritical tha Bono is one of the front men of the live8 thing to wipe out disease, famine, Aids and debt in Africa when he is very cosy with the Pope who, as we know, thinks condoms are the devils work and as such the Catholic church has outlawed them?

    I personally can't think of a better place to start when it comes to tackling Aids & HIV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB
    Would it not be a good idea to introduce some form of birth control into these countries.
    You need to speak to the Pope on that one BB.
    I was not aware that everyone in nations suffering from povery, hiv etc was a Catholic.

    Are you sure about this Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Quote Originally Posted by DanB

    You need to speak to the Pope on that one BB.
    I was not aware that everyone in nations suffering from povery, hiv etc was a Catholic.

    Are you sure about this Dan.

    Not everyone is no, but Catholicism is the predominant religion in Africa.

    I am not having a pop at Catholics, just raising a point which I read in the newspaper yesterday and quite interested me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB
    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    I was not aware that everyone in nations suffering from povery, hiv etc was a Catholic.

    Are you sure about this Dan.

    Not everyone is no, but Catholicism is the predominant religion in Africa.

    I am not having a pop at Catholics, just raising a point which I read in the newspaper yesterday and quite interested me
    I wasn't aware of that.

    Does this include the areas where the people suffer the worst of the poverty, disease etc.

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    It appears Africa has a polulation of 900 million. 136 million of which are Catholic.

    That would be around 15%.

    The Pontiff can be thrown the blame for that figure methinks.

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    The major religion appears to be Islam with 400 million or around 44%

    I have no idea on it's view re contraception.

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    One story I found

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...urce=PA%20Feed

    and another which offers the idea I was putting across

    In a growing Catholic population like Africa, the need for the church to relax its stance on birth control-particularly condoms, in the fight against AIDS-has been a point of contention from outside the church and among Catholics themselves. In Idaho, the need isn't perhaps so obvious, but it remains an issue as people think about their faith and the direction of their church, perhaps a symptom of the divide between doctrine and social realities.
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    I do not know about the demographic spread but I do know that in the last 35 years the greatest increase in Catholic population in that time has been in Africa, which, while making up only 13 percent of the world's Catholics, has more than doubled its percentage in the past three decades.


    You can chuck all the money you want at something but if infected people are going to have sex without protection the disease will never be eradicated

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    The major religion appears to be Islam with 400 million or around 44%

    I have no idea on it's view re contraception.
    oops, sorry about that

    Islam does explicitly allow birth control though.

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    Although I am sure this has all been discussed many times before in here
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