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Old Jun 29, '12, 2:37 pm
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A Protestant friend of mine claims that the Church produces more condoms than any one else. I really do not think that this is true, but he wants proof.
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He's the one who made the outrageous claim; he is the one who bears the burden of proof.
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A Protestant friend of mine claims that the Church produces more condoms than any one else. I really do not think that this is true, but he wants proof.
Burden of proof lies on him, friend. I don't even know how he can back that up, so ask him why he says so.
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A Protestant friend of mine claims that the Church produces more condoms than any one else. I really do not think that this is true, but he wants proof.


What an asinine claim!

You cannot disprove a falsehood. As another suggested, the burden is on him.
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Evidence?
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A Protestant friend of mine claims that the Church produces more condoms than any one else. I really do not think that this is true, but he wants proof.
Absolutely ludicrous since the Catholic Church is the only body that prohibits condoms under all circumstances (ask him if a married couple who want to delay childbearing can use them and see what he says - the Church, however, prohibits even this use).

As others have written, however, the burden of proof lies with him. There are many companies that produce them. I'm sure most if not all of them are publicly traded, which means it would be simple for him to do his homework and find the major stakeholders.
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No, the Catholic church does not manufacture condoms.

However, in 2010 a Catholic church in Switzerland made custom rainbow condoms and handed them out of AIDS awareness.
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No, the Catholic church does not manufacture condoms.

However, in 2010 a Catholic church in Switzerland made custom rainbow condoms and handed them out of AIDS awareness.
They were acting outside the will of the Church when they did that.

http://www.thebody.com/content/art59198.html
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He's probably only trying to get to you. He should prove it, and he can't, because lies cannot be proven no matter how hard one tried.
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A Protestant friend of mine claims that the Church produces more condoms than any one else. I really do not think that this is true, but he wants proof.
Well, he should really be made to prove such an outrageous claim. However, a quick Google search shows that a public company in India (HLL) is the largest manufacturer.

So, there!
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