Author Topic: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!  (Read 415 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2019, 03:03:51 PM »
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Let being "right" be the reward.  Sometimes, it is all we have.

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Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2019, 03:08:12 PM »
So we have an organization who claims they are moral authority of the world and they say "masturbation is considered to be objectively disordered and intrinsically evil" while it defends hundreds of priests who performed sex acts with children.

Yeah, not buying it.

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The proportion of US Catholics who regard priests as honest and ethical has plummeted to a record low of fewer than one in three, according to a survey.

The fall of 18 percentage points between 2017 and 2018 is attributed to the last year’s scandals over clerical sexual abuse.
Fewer than half of the Catholics surveyed by Gallup said they had confidence in organised religion, a drop of eight percentage points over the period.

The poll was conducted four months after the publication of a scathing grand jury report into sexual abuse and its cover-up by Catholic priests and bishops in Pennsylvania.

An investigation found that at least 300 priests had abused about 1,000 children and vulnerable adults over 70 years, and that their superiors had either stood by or in some cases actively covered up criminal acts. ...
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Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2019, 03:35:42 PM »
And it didn't start 70 years ago, it's been going on for centuries.
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Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 06:00:11 PM »
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A third of US Catholics think priests are not honest or ethical


Which makes me wonder WTF is wrong with the other two thirds.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2019, 03:18:31 AM »
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Which makes me wonder WTF is wrong with the other two thirds.

The attempt to eliminate sexual urges in the name of "purity" leads to inappropriate outlets.

I doubt that married priests would be so "disturbed" in their limited opportunities for sex.  On the other hand, that so many religious authorities would molest children says a lot about the damaging thoughts that religion creates.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2019, 08:02:49 AM »
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The attempt to eliminate sexual urges in the name of "purity" leads to inappropriate outlets.

I doubt that married priests would be so "disturbed" in their limited opportunities for sex.  On the other hand, that so many religious authorities would molest children says a lot about the damaging thoughts that religion creates.

Correct.  But pedophiles would still have those urges.  And by far, the unannounced problem is priests with women and girls.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2019, 10:04:55 AM »
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Correct.  But pedophiles would still have those urges.  And by far, the unannounced problem is priests with women and girls.

No, I'm claiming that the very structure of denying priests a normal life causes it.  Religion (and note that for once I'm saying "religion"  rather than "a deity")  is the cause...

"Religion" is where "belief" and "organization" combine to fuck up (literally)...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Damned Catholics - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2019, 11:23:20 AM »
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No, I'm claiming that the very structure of denying priests a normal life causes it.  Religion (and note that for once I'm saying "religion"  rather than "a deity")  is the cause...

"Religion" is where "belief" and "organization" combine to fuck up (literally)...

So only celibates are pedophiles?  Not saying I endorse priest celibacy ... I have always opposed it, so does the E Orthodox Church and Protestantism.
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