Over the weekend, Pope Benedict XVI criticized the use of full body scanners in airports.
At a Vatican meeting, the Pope told aerospace industry figures ''the primary asset to be safeguarded and treasured is the person, in his or her integrity''.Â
''Even in this situation, one must never forget that respecting the primacy of the human person and attention to his or her needs does not make the service less efficient nor penalize economic management,''
The scanners allow security personnel to see an image of a persons body through their clothes. Even though extreme measures are taken to protect ones privacy, it appears the Pope has issues. I donâ€™t agree with his option about nudity, but when he speaks of respecting the primacy of the human person, I think he his on the right tract. We show very little respect for people anymore.Â
However, we need to stop traveling some much for frivolous reasons. I would guess almost half of the plane trips people take are necessary and it wastes fuel and cost us the rest of us money in managing air traffic, safety etc
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