The Church’s Broken “Superior Moral Compass”.
We keep hearing from all religions that the bad stuff like child abuse, prostitutes, gambling with church money, rape etc are a thing of the past and there is no need to keep harping on the past when the problems have been fixed. Have they? I say NO. What do you think?
April 12, 2010: On the Chron Website: “I thought it wasn’t that bad to have sex with him (a priest) because when I told priests about it at confession they just told me to pray and that was it.
April 13, 2010: A Chelmsford Priest was one of eight men arrested in Nashua during a weekend prostitution sting.
April 13, 2010: Brooklyn Rabbi Convicted in Sex Abuse Case Gets Maximum Sentence. Baruch Lebovits, a 59-year-old Orthodox Rabbi from Brooklyn, New York, has been sentenced to 10-2/3 to 32 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage boy. The sentence, meted out by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango, was the maximum penalty.
April 14, 2010: Pennsylvania pastor confesses to church guitar fraud scheme. A Saylorsburg, Pa., pastor admitted to police that he attempted to make a false insurance claim of more than $363,000 by claiming musical instruments were stolen from his church.
April 15, 2010: Teacher Gerard Byrnes admits 44 counts of child sex abuse. POLICE have warned the Catholic Church to expect more cases of child sex abuse to emerge from six schools that employed a veteran teacher who yesterday pleaded guilty to abusing 13 schoolgirls.
We have not heard the last of this. Why? Because religion is made up of imperfect humans and they will never be any better than the rest of humanity. Unfortunately, when they place themselves so high above the rest of society, they also give themselves further to fall which far too many of them do. It is an occupational hazard. Until these deluded human beings recognise that they are no different to the rest of humanity and make rules that reflect that, their religions can never get past the fact that they are riddled with the dregs of humanity pretending to be the cream of the crop only for the purpose of their own nefarious schemes which all too often is pedophilia.
Oh, a little note to the Pope here. If you think that the crap you have been spewing lately about the church changing it’s ways regarding child abuse is making any headway with the rest of the world you can think again. Stop treating us like idiots Joe. Until you retract/repeal both the Crimen Sollicitationis and De Delictis Gravioribus your words mean less than nothing. It is an insult to the intelligence of any thinking person. It seems that at least in Germany, your own people are waking up to the fact that you are a weasel and can’t be trusted.