View Poll Results: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuary schools & daycare

Voters
76. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    12 15.79%
  • No

    62 81.58%
  • Maybe/other/I do not know

    2 2.63%
Page 18 of 19 FirstFirst ... 816171819 LastLast
Results 171 to 180 of 185

Thread: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & daycares

  1. #171
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,062

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ View Post
    The problem is the shortsightedness of the people who never question the public school system with the same harshness as the Catholic schools. There is essentially no incentive to sue a public school, and no reason, at all, to believe they are now safer or where ever safer than Catholic schools.

    I understand that abuse occurred and it was bad, and there still is some abuse. I realize that even with the new system in Catholics schools, the system still isn't perfect. What about the new system in public schools? Oh, there isn't one...
    Maybe people don't sue schools because teachers do not band together in solidarity to protect child molesters. Doesn't it bother you even a little bit that only 3% of priests accused of child molestation have been convicted? Why do you think that is? Luck? The power of religion? Money? The big guy's invisible hand?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  2. #172
    Sage
    mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    DC Metro
    Last Seen
    11-13-16 @ 11:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    22,499

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Okay, I'm not even sure how to spell this out for the methodologically ignorant: The studies conducted regard reported abuses. Do you know what that means? It doesn't mean that those were the only abuses that happened. It means that those are reported cases. Now to people who know how to read, that doesn't mean that this is how often abuse happens. It means that that is how many have been reported. As sexual abuse is one of the most under reported crimes, there is even less reason to conclude that only 4% of priests have actually abused kids. That last little bit? Yeah, both your articles make what I have said explicitly clear.
    Let me spell this out for you, Einstein. The reporting involving the Catholic church is no more under reported than the reporting involving any other organization.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

  3. #173
    Dungeon Master
    anti socialist
    X Factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas Proud
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    40,707

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Eyo cookie, you following me around or what? You seem to like being smacked around upstairs and then reporting people. Still blowing CC's e-nuts for that admin position? Or did they finally tell you no? Never mind. Lolz "the dark side".
    Actually, I have NEVER reported a post for flaming me or anyone else. That's the truth but I'm aware you're not familiar with the concept so you might want to look it up in a dictionary.

  4. #174
    Student
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    10-31-11 @ 09:07 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    180

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Maybe people don't sue schools because teachers do not band together in solidarity to protect child molesters. Doesn't it bother you even a little bit that only 3% of priests accused of child molestation have been convicted? Why do you think that is? Luck? The power of religion? Money? The big guy's invisible hand?
    The Wiki seems to make your statistics questionable... as, at least 72% have been investigated as at least somewhat substantiated. Whatever happened from there is likely to be more legally complex.

    You think that it isn't easier for an administrator to just have a teacher quit than have some huge scandal?
    Last edited by JMJ; 10-18-11 at 01:14 AM.

  5. #175
    Dungeon Master
    anti socialist
    X Factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas Proud
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    40,707

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayca

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think you misunderstood. I said the comment is not inflammatory because it's worthless. Someone (and given enough people, you'll surely find at least one) may make the statement earnestly, but it's obviously false and cannot be supported by statistic. There's no reason to give such utter foolishness consideration, much less waste emotional response. It's a child's statement, easily dismissed as such. Just because someone can make a statement and try to be sincere about it; if it's utter tom foolery there is no point in becoming involved. If someone claimed that gravity wasn't real, I wouldn't get pissed off at them; I'd just dismiss the comment. Same thing here.
    Ikari, most inflammatory statements are worthless...often that's what makes them so inflammatory. Take name calling for example. It's worthless, it adds nothing, yet it's certainly inflammatory.

  6. #176
    Guru
    Councilman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Riverside, County, CA.
    Last Seen
    11-04-11 @ 08:16 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    4,454
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Over all the Catholic Church does a lot more good than the harm caused by Pedophile Priests.

    I and not now nor have ever been a Catholic but I have had a lot of friends who are,and they went to Catholic schools and they turned just fine.

    The Pedophiles are few but they need to do hard time when discovered.

  7. #177
    Global Moderator
    Engagement!
    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,717

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Moderator's Warning:
    Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & daycaresThere's a topic. I suggest people all start getting onto that rather than other posters
    Imagine if Walmart owned access to all the streets in your town. You can go to Target or the mom and pop downtown if you want, but all the roads leading there require a toll, whereas the roads leading to Walmart are free. That is not the avenue the internet needs to go down.

  8. #178
    Sage
    lpast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Fla
    Last Seen
    05-21-16 @ 08:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    13,565

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayc

    Id bet if you were to analyze the religion, races and ethnicities of all known pedophilles....you would find its cross's every line...

  9. #179
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    49,513

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayca

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Ikari, most inflammatory statements are worthless...often that's what makes them so inflammatory. Take name calling for example. It's worthless, it adds nothing, yet it's certainly inflammatory.
    I just don't see how silly and obviously worthless statements should draw emotional response. How are we defining "inflammatory", anything which inherently and immediately pisses someone off?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  10. #180
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    37,173

    Re: Should catholics be banned from building churches near elementuaryschools & dayca

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I just don't see how silly and obviously worthless statements should draw emotional response. How are we defining "inflammatory", anything which inherently and immediately pisses someone off?
    "Inflammatory" usually describes statements that are made for the purpose of pissing someone off. It seems to me that the premise behind this thread is inflammatory.

    But maybe not. Perhaps the idea is that Catholic churches are somehow incompatible with elementary schools. Parking problems maybe, or something.
    Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?



Page 18 of 19 FirstFirst ... 816171819 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •