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Thread #164703   Message #3966026
Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Dec-18 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: RE: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
It is reckoned that the most common occurrences of paedophelia take place within families or known circles of friends and acquaintances.

We are discussing institutional sexual deviation here, where powerful an influential State bodies have either ignored the rape o children other than when they have been covered up to protect their position in society - a different ball-game altogether
Hopefully, as far as the church goes, that will never be allowed to happen again, but that doesn't mean there isn't a mess still to be uncovered and debts to be paid
New cases are still being found and the church is still dragging its feet over paying for their crimes - last year it was reckoned that the Irish Church still owes 1.3 billion in reparation, despite the fact that the State agreed to pay the lions share
In behaving the way they have, the church is rapidly losing all credibility and influence, as they should - probably the only positive thing to come out of this sick, sorry mess
Ironically, thanks to the Church's behaviour, Ireland now has mixed sex marriage and the same right to pregnancy termination as does the civilised world - next year (hopefully), divorce and women's position in society will be dealt with responsibly without the dead hand of the church influencing any decision
That the church threatened politicians who voted 'wrongly' over abortion with excommunication, indicates that they have learned nothing

Their behaviour as as much a betrayal of the faithful as it is a drag on modern society as a whole - it is also a gun to their own head
Jim Carroll