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Thread #149850   Message #3490970
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Mar-13 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
"Jim. Jim. I just wondered why you failed to report the dates in your narrative, as you failed to report the dates of the molestations at the school for the deaf in you failed to report the dates of the molestations at the school for the deaf in Milwaukee."
Because they are totally irrelevant to the discussion Joe
Quite frankly, I have become sick to the back teeth on another thread, of somebody defending the massacre of 3,500 unarmed refugees because "it happened thirty years ago".
It is totally unimportant how long ago these events took place, just as it is not important that child abuses stopped (if the have stopped) 10, 20, 30 - however long ago.
The fact that they happened, the way that they happened, why they happened and who was involved are all relevant to this case - when is not.
If somebody elected to the highest holy office there is, is accused of collaborating with a viciously murderous regime, that merits investigation and should not be given a get-out card because it happened a long time ago.
At the time I watched film reports of the 'Mothers of the Disappeared' standing silently with on the streets with placards requesting (not demanding) that they should be told of the fate of their sons and daughters. If the church, particularly if the new pope, was in any way part of that terrorism, then the Catholic faithful have every right to know how and why (if it matters and if they don't already know, they can simply find out when).
Atrocities do not have a shelf life, they are part of the history of our history and certainly the history of every person and every institution involved, and the more we know the more likely it is that they will never happen again
I didn't bring this matter to public notice (and I bitterly resent being equated with a "conspiracy theorist".
I believe it should automatically be part of any discussion like this so I drew attention to it.
Please tell my why the time these events occurred is important.
Jim Carroll