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Featured Pennsylvania predator Priests

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Riders, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Riders

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    Theres over 300 priests going to court for lawsuit or the Catholic church is because they have molested over 1000s of kids.

    What has been going on in the Catholic church for this to happen? Is the church taking responsibility for this behavior? What is the Pope going to do about this?

    is this contributing to people dropping out of church or the destruction of Christianity?
     
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    Men were not made for celibacy
     
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    AHA! So its the fault of the Catholic church! I'm not buying it, they could also go out have an affair with a woman, it would be a sin but not a crime against humanity which would be way better and hey noone would ever know!

    If they have homosexual tendencies they could have a homosexual affair with a grown man and no one would ever know!
     
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    That's too bad because it is one big coincidence the all of these pedophiles just so happened to find their way to Catholic leadership.
     
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    I think there is quite a few predators in other churches and especially in the Pentecostal churches but they don't get as much press and they don't get found out as much as Catholics do.
     
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    But if its true why not just have an affair with a consenting adult be it man or woman have a sin instead of a crime against children?
     
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    Christianity existed long before Catholicism and there are a significant number other Christ variation churches that probably outnumber catholics. Protestant for example.
     
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    I just read an article recently that had the Father banging like 3 Nuns for several years before they got found out.
     
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    Children are easy prey
     
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    Maybe they were studying King Solomon. One thing led to another and you know.....*Grin*
     
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    Because it isn't about sex, it is about power.
     
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    I agree 100 percent! But this is also the reason why that the fact that Priests can not have sex does not matter either, it has nothing to do with child molestation, its not sexual, its about power and control and wanting to abuse the power.
     
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    Sure but there is still many predators a lot in other churches. It has nothing to do with the fact that its Catholic and Catholic Priests can't have sex. Child molestation is not sexual pleasure, if it were it would be actually healthy.

    Its about power and control and abuse.
     
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    Because its not just about sex, it is about manipulative control and children are easier and more vulnerable targets.
     
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    Oh I see what you mean. Do you think oppressing sexual desire plays a role instead of exploring it? (No right or wrong answer, just curious of your perspective)
     
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    Which means it has nothing to do with them being Catholic Priests, its a perversion sickness of the mind.

    My thoughts about the church is why are the Catholic Pope and Parishes not screening their Priests better? Why are they not firing them, taking away the Priest license, what should the Catholic church be doing to avoid this?
     
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    Does celibacy harm men?

    There are a lot celibate men regardless their religious affiliation if any. I mean, I'm made to have children, but that doesnt my not having sex causes harm and influences me to do things I wouldn't ordinarily do?

    If so, what things would I be influenced to do without sex; and, how do these things direct relate to not having sex for procreation?
     
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    Its a good point I agree and this is why i believe it has nothing to do with being celebate, psychology teaches this, any counselor or psychologist will teach the same.
     
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    You are probably correct and the Catholic church or other organizations where children are present, just happen to be a place where these perverts can have easy access to young children and the kids are taught to respect and obey priests in their position of authority. Your questions are good. There should be more safeguards in place.
     
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    1: Just consider the following. Someone wrote the Bible. Maybe the Catholic Church has a little connection with the Bible.
    2: The Bible has quite a few quotes implying "sending certain humans [also gay] to hell"
    3: Killing is bad. Sending to hell is worse. This I call "emotional blackmail" and personal I categorize it under "Voodoo, black magic"

    So in my humble opinion, the Catholic Church is definitely at fault here. Unless you can prove that the Bible has nothing to do with the Catholic Church.
    [Remember the saying "tell me your company, I tell you who you are". Company of a gay person in this context is the Catholic Church]
     
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