"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
If it was the right guy I got no sympathy 65 or not. However, I would be interested in knowing what took him so long?
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
Okay, I suppose I should have done some more reading. Apparently there is a reasonable suspicion that this priest was in fact guilty.
If I were on the jury, I would probably vote "not guilty" for the man then. I am not necessarily approving his action, but I understand it and wouldn't send him to prison for it.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Sorry...the priest gets no sympathy and should be arrested for what he did (if in fact true) - but vigilantism is just plain stupid.
Do you guys cheer on lynch mobs? What about drug cartels who take part in revenge killings and beatings?
It's no better. Just because you were the victim doesn't mean you get to mete out the justice. Not in a civilized society, anyway.
He absolutely should have been prosecuted for it. Yes, it was wrong of the priest to molest him as a kid, but that doesn't give him the right to take matters into his own hands 35 years later. We have a justice system for that.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.