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Paedophile Priests : It’s Our Fault (via The Mad Hatters)

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I confess defeat. I cannot find the words to express the contempt and disgust in which I hold the Pope and his vile church. I do not understand how any decent person (Tony Blair for one!) can possibly continue to support this wicked and evil cult.

Pedophile Priests : It's Our FaultIn his annual Christmas address to Bishops and Cardinals, Pope Benedict had a few words to say about the sexual abuse of children by priests that gained wide public attention during 2010. The ‘humiliation’ the RC church had suffered worldwide as a consequence of the actions of a minority of priests, he said, should be a spur for the church to re-examine it’s teachings that had allowed such abuse to go on for so long.

The sexual abuse of children by priests, however had to be seen in a wider societal context. It was part of the ‘sexual permissiveness’ of the ’70′s that had made child pornography, drug use, and sexual trafficking to some degree permissible.

Representatives of abuse victims have dismissed the Pope’s comments as “absolute nonsense” – as a further attempt by the Pope to evade full responsibility for the actions of pedophile priests and the failure of the Church to help and support the victims of abuse, choosing instead to protect the perpetrators rather than risk damage to the good name of the church should the crimes be exposed.

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via The Mad Hatters

Written by Peter Reynolds

December 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

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  1. This is a little long (19mins) but well worth watching – . Fry is brilliant and does a tremendous job of dismantling the RC Church in its current form!


    December 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm

  2. I fucking hate the Pope and everything that the Catholic Church stands for.

    Last time I was forced to visit the Vatican, by a now ex Mrs Aardvark 😀 I made myself unpopular by asking if I could see the Holocaust Gold.

    Then the next day they stole my passport and camera, not sure if the Vatican were behind it, but they are sneaky mofos

    Tory Aardvark

    December 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  3. Yet another ‘leader’ trying to dodge the issue at hand. Makes me sick to think that people like this have any influence at all, yet so many take this mans word as gospel.


    December 21, 2010 at 10:53 pm

  4. I used to be married to Catholic. Back in those days I’d never really signed up to any ‘isms’. I was lucky enough to have a nice upbringing in pretty nice areas and whilst being aware that such things existed, I had never actually encountered hate first hand.
    I remember having to meet a priest prior to the wedding. I was a little nervous because I’m not christened so had to explain this to him. He reacted with a warm smile saying’ that’s fine.. as long as you not a Jew!’
    I’ll tell you now that this meeting will stay with me… I was utterly horrified and remain so to this day.
    I too believe that the Catholic church is a house of the evil. They control through fear.. they excuse all wrongs through their confession and they have clearly not done the right thing in the face of the wrongs committed by the priesthood. Catholics (in my experience) also seem to believe that they are gods chosen to some degree and are members of some elite club. I’m sure I do wrong by many as I’m utterly sure their hearts are full of goodness, and to those i apologies however, the leadership and history of this particular club of god bothers does not shine with the good of man.


    December 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

  5. Couldn’t agree more – common ground at last!

    Cockney Copper

    December 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm

  6. The old joke used to go; “How do you separate the men from the boys in a seminary? Answer: “With a crowbar!”

    Sexual abuse is simply ignored, as it always has been. In fact, it is tantamount to being tolerated. It is probably considered that it makes for a more worldy, rounded priest. To admit it would be to admit fallibility, something the Vatican has never been able to countenance, so deeply immersed as it is in its own dogma and self-righteousness. After all, when you are the direct link to God, how could you ever posssibly be in error? (leaving aside the belated acknowledgement that the geocentric philosophy of Aristotle was complete bollocks, of course).


    December 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm

  7. Could not agree more Peter. I suspect the Pope is a metaphor for much wider leadership corruption.


    December 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  8. Linking child abuse to the “permissive society” of the 60s,and 70s (in Ireland???) is so much sophistry. Which is exactly what religious organisations excel at…

    Remember, next January we reach the 350th anniversary of the trial (and subsequent mutilation) of the corpse of Oliver Cromwell, to appease a pro-Catholic King.


    December 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

  9. Nick

    December 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

  10. Funny under Islam sex with minors etc is very common in places like Yemen and practised all the time. Why is it you do not rant at them with the same anger?


    December 23, 2010 at 12:03 am

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