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Thread #164703   Message #3965830
Posted By: Steve Shaw
10-Dec-18 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
The so-called grooming gangs didn't come from Asia. Thus your racism.

And the vast majority of those men of God don't abuse children. A few of them do, and their institution has been stupid enough to cover for them and put its own reputation above the well-being of those young people. That's how it is. I was born and raised a Catholic, educated for thirteen years in Catholic schools, including seven in a secondary school run by the Salesian Fathers, and taught in a Catholic school run by priests, nuns and brothers for seven years. I didn't see or hear of a single case of sexual abuse of a child, and I assure you that I'm a staunch and vigilant defender of young people, as Joe will tell you in a different context, to do with Catholic education, in which he thinks I'm wrong-headed. The abuses are and were horrendous and the Church dealt with the issue wrong-headedly. But hundreds of millions of Catholics, including thousands of priests, are simply no better or worse than anyone else. I'm an ex-Catholic and a Dawkinsian atheist and would never defend religion, but if you are inclined to be grossly unfair to the vast majority of Catholics without qualification then you are an abuser yourself.