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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    There are over 1 billion Catholics in the world. Not even close to that many people were involved in the scandal. It makes zero sense to condemn an entire institution for negative behavior of some of its leaders. Let's say even 100 million people were responsible for the scandal. You end up blaming 900 million people for something they had no part of. Ridiculous.
    You've misunderstood. No one is blaming every individual in the catholic church. It's the organization itself that is corrupt.
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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I didn't see this part last time. The fact that married men are just as like to be pedophiles as celibate men blows this theory out of the water. There's also the fact that there isn't any substantial scientific proof of a link between celibacy and pedophilia.
    I know. I was suggesting that perhaps the church wouldn't be as useful a tool for attracting pedophiles if the ban were not in place. If most priests were married, detecting odd behavior that could be indicative of abusive activities might be easier. I was looking at it not at a person by person basis, but rather in terms of the gathering of such people in one place. Individual pedophiles may not be affected, but the churches might become safer places for kids.

    I realize that wasn't especially clear from my previous post.
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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well, maybe some of the catholic churches shouldn't have fought so hard for the child molesters in their ranks and people wouldn't be turned off so much by them. Ever think of that sport?
    There seems to be more than one group who supports child molesters. University students, for example.

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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    You've misunderstood. No one is blaming every individual in the catholic church. It's the organization itself that is corrupt.
    Actually, someone was doing that earlier, but he appears to have been scared off. If you're not doing that, then we've got no beef.

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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Actually, someone was doing that earlier, but he appears to have been scared off. If you're not doing that, then we've got no beef.
    yep this right here.

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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    There seems to be more than one group who supports child molesters. University students, for example.
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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Imo this is a non-issue, and needs to be put to bed. Logic dictates that you don't demonize a whole group/institution for the actions of some. I would think all political parties, including the liberal party, would understand this.

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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Imo this is a non-issue, and needs to be put to bed. Logic dictates that you don't demonize a whole group/institution for the actions of some. I would think all political parties, including the liberal party, would understand this.
    There is no liberal party. There is no conservative or liberal institution. The Catholic Church is an institution in which people hold definable poistions of power and you can logically criticise it for its crimes. It has its own state. I can criticise the state of Syria without demonising all Syrians for example. I would criticise Syrians who willfully ignore the crimes of the hierarchy however.

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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    You've misunderstood. No one is blaming every individual in the catholic church. It's the organization itself that is corrupt.
    But how is that fair? The organization comprise hundreds if not thousands of people.

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    Re: Priest allegedly told rape victim: ‘This is what God’s love feels like’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    There is no liberal party. There is no conservative or liberal institution. The Catholic Church is an institution in which people hold definable poistions of power and you can logically criticise it for its crimes. It has its own state. I can criticise the state of Syria without demonising all Syrians for example. I would criticise Syrians who willfully ignore the crimes of the hierarchy however.
    That's your opinion.

    I suppose we can insult all Muslims/Muslim leaders for the actions of some, eh?

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