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(Huffington Post)   Influential Catholic Priest: "Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster - 14, 16, 18 - is the seducer"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2012-08-29 07:53:17 PM  
29 votes:
Pressed for clarification, the New York State-based religious leader explained that kids looking for father figures might be drawn to priests to fill a hole.

THEY DIDN'T MEAN LITERALLY!
2012-08-29 09:15:37 PM  
18 votes:
That he-hag wouldn't be seduced in a Thai whorehose if his urethra were a broken ATM machine spewing 100 dollar bills and ice cream cones.
2012-08-30 12:30:32 AM  
12 votes:
"If you go back 10 or 15 years ago with different sexual difficulties - except for rape or violence - it was very rarely brought as a civil crime. Nobody thought of it that way... And I'm inclined to think, on [a priest's] first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime."

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2012-08-29 09:37:08 PM  
11 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Wall_of_Doodoo: Anybody else feeling kinda stompy and punchy right now?

Stompy, punchy, stabby, shooty, drowny, poisony, and electrocutey, actually.


it.stlawu.edu

Come at me, bro.
2012-08-30 12:46:20 AM  
6 votes:
If priests didn't want to be seduced, they shouldn't dress that way.
2012-08-29 09:48:50 PM  
6 votes:

runujhkj: Man, I hate atheists. They're so annoying, with all of their internet snark. How many people's feelings do they have to hurt before we start doing anything about them?


Show us on the doll where the mean atheists touched you.
2012-08-29 07:17:07 PM  
4 votes:

Godscrack: Crazy old fool. They should lock him up.


That might not be the punishment we think it is.

Exile him to the island of Lesbos instead.
2012-08-29 07:06:16 PM  
4 votes:

scottydoesntknow: In a recent interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, said that teens act as seducers in some sexual abuse cases involving priests.

Something about Jesus in the desert, not giving into temptation, etc.


Apparently, the flesh is willing, but the spirit is weak
2012-08-29 06:55:00 PM  
4 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Any Fark Christians here to speak out against this guy? No?


Would you settle for an agnostic saint?
2012-08-30 12:49:07 AM  
3 votes:
FTFA: "Well, it's not so hard to see - a kid looking for a father and didn't have his own - and they won't be planning to get into heavy-duty sex, but almost romantic, embracing, kissing, perhaps sleeping but not having intercourse or anything like that..."

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/hot
2012-08-30 12:32:59 AM  
3 votes:
A Priest and a Rabbi were, by coincidence, sitting next to each other on a long flight.

About an hour passes and not a single word was exchanged by the two men. Finally, the Priest turns to the Rabbi and says, "Rabbi, do you mind if I ask you a personal question"? The Rabbi said, "Of course, you may."

"I understand that many of you Jewish people, especially Rabbis, keep kosher and, as such, don't eat things like bacon or ham". The Rabbi acknowledged that. "Haven't you ever even tasted bacon or ham?", asked the Priest.

The Rabbi explained, "Many years ago, I was a visiting Rabbi in a small town in the middle of nowhere and found myself in a diner one Sunday morning. There was no one around so I ordered bacon and eggs. It was quite good but that was the only time that ever happened."

After some time, the Rabbi turned to the Priest and said, "Father, do you mind if you ask you a very personal question"? The Priest said OK.

"You Priests take an oath of celibacy, right"?, asked the Rabbi. "Why, yes", answered the Priest, wondering where this was going.

"Well, haven't you ever had sex since you've become as Priest"?, asked the Rabbi. The Priest looked about nervous, leaned toward the rabbi and answered very softly, "As a young parishioner I was approached by a troubled woman who was looking for my guidance. She was a beautiful, young woman and one thing led to another. So, yes, just once I had sex with a woman".

A few moments pass and the Rabbi leans over to the Priest and says, "A lot better than pork, isn't it?"
2012-08-30 12:26:30 AM  
3 votes:
Penn State should be taking notes from Notre Dame.
2012-08-29 09:55:23 PM  
3 votes:
damn sexy kids
2012-08-29 09:05:07 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-08-29 08:49:15 PM  
3 votes:
Well, he'd fit in nicely in Kandahar. So to speak.

When I was 14, 16, 18, I couldn't seduce a drunken nymphomaniac even if I had a bucket of roofies handy.
2012-08-29 08:44:28 PM  
3 votes:
"the New York State-based religious leader explained that kids looking for father figures might be drawn to priests to fill a hole."
2012-08-29 08:39:48 PM  
3 votes:

Wall_of_Doodoo: Anybody else feeling kinda stompy and punchy right now?


Stompy, punchy, stabby, shooty, drowny, poisony, and electrocutey, actually. This is but one reason why I'm ever so glad I have nothing to do with the Catholic Church anymore.
2012-08-29 08:34:21 PM  
3 votes:

St_Francis_P: Translation: "We used to Roger little boys all we liked and nobody ratted us out. I miss those days."


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2012-08-30 01:05:36 AM  
2 votes:
It's true that inappropriate seduction is hard to resist.

Once, I met this cute little platinum blonde sheep. She was really after me, and... I probably shouldn't say anything else.
2012-08-30 12:53:23 AM  
2 votes:
No one? Really? I guess I'll have to be the one to leave this here.
2012-08-30 12:36:16 AM  
2 votes:

brap: That he-hag wouldn't be seduced in a Thai whorehose if his urethra were a broken ATM machine spewing 100 dollar bills and ice cream cones.


Allow me to set aside this little bit of genius for totally uncredited use at appropriately hilarious time

//Thanks
2012-08-30 12:24:19 AM  
2 votes:
Here's the thing I don't get. Boy's penises are just so small. It doesn't seem like they'd be at all pleasurable from either the giving or receiving end.

Now, maybe it'd be different with 18 year olds whose bodies are much more developed, but at that point you're just going to have to admit that you're having a homosexual relationship and not an innocent sexual relationship between man and boy.
2012-08-30 12:22:52 AM  
2 votes:
Ob:

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2012-08-29 09:50:26 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: runujhkj: Man, I hate atheists. They're so annoying, with all of their internet snark. How many people's feelings do they have to hurt before we start doing anything about them?

Show us on the doll where the mean atheists touched you.

Sniff

It was awful! They- they made fun of me on the Internet! I don't know how I'll go on.
2012-08-29 09:37:56 PM  
2 votes:
Man, I hate atheists. They're so annoying, with all of their internet snark. How many people's feelings do they have to hurt before we start doing anything about them?
2012-08-29 09:18:36 PM  
2 votes:

brap: That he-hag wouldn't be seduced in a Thai whorehose if his urethra were a broken ATM machine spewing 100 dollar bills and ice cream cones.


I know nothing about this thread is humorous, but you just put the visual in my head of a dick spitting out money and ice cream, and I broke out into a hearty guffaw.

Damn you.
2012-08-29 09:08:51 PM  
2 votes:
Forgive this
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2012-08-29 08:36:34 PM  
2 votes:

Wall_of_Doodoo: Anybody else feeling kinda stompy and punchy right now?


More like stabby and shooty.
2012-08-29 08:31:52 PM  
2 votes:
Anybody else feeling kinda stompy and punchy right now?
2012-08-29 07:43:41 PM  
2 votes:

St_Francis_P: Runs_With_Scissors_: Here's a gem from the article:

Benedict expressed a belief that most of these "relationships" are heterosexual in nature, and that historically sexual relationships between men and boys have not been thought of as crimes.

"If you go back 10 or 15 years ago with different sexual difficulties - except for rape or violence - it was very rarely brought as a civil crime. Nobody thought of it that way... And I'm inclined to think, on [a priest's] first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime."

What. The. Fark?

Translation: "We used to Roger little boys all we liked and nobody ratted us out. I miss those days."


Back in those days it wasn't legitimate rogering.
2012-08-29 06:46:11 PM  
2 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Here's a gem from the article:

Benedict expressed a belief that most of these "relationships" are heterosexual in nature, and that historically sexual relationships between men and boys have not been thought of as crimes.

"If you go back 10 or 15 years ago with different sexual difficulties - except for rape or violence - it was very rarely brought as a civil crime. Nobody thought of it that way... And I'm inclined to think, on [a priest's] first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime."

What. The. Fark?


Translation: "We used to Roger little boys all we liked and nobody ratted us out. I miss those days."
2012-08-30 10:12:12 AM  
1 votes:
historically sexual relationships between men and boys have not been thought of as crimes.

But consensual relationships between men is evil and wrong and destroys the fabric of society and the sanctity of marriage and brings down God's wrath and letting them get married violates your rights because it forces you to accept their heathen lifestyle and it must be stopped at all costs. Gotcha.
2012-08-30 01:57:41 AM  
1 votes:

dbubb: Agent Smiths Laugh: Agent Smiths Laugh

Ok, we're actually much closer than I first might have thougt.


All's fair. Not like you could've known the contents of my mind until I said something.

jso2897: cookiefleck: jso2897: cookiefleck: I've said it before.. all FARK atheists seem really miserable. Like their life goal is to prove someone wrong.

Sounds like you are pretty selective in who you talk to and base your opinions on. Something I've noticed about Fark is that like attracts like. The extremist assholes all end up arguing with each other, and characterizing the "other side" as being the (similar to themselves) assholes they choose to talk to.

You being human and not the grand poobah of knowledge should also understand there's another side to faith.

I have no opinions about what "sides" faith possesses. As far as I am concerned, you can believe whatever you want - and if you have the decency to keep it to yourself, and not try to force it on me, we'll get along famously.


That is precisely, functionally, how I operate. I don't care, however, if they try to share their beliefs. It can be interesting to listen to sometimes. I just care if they try to force me to conform to them in whatever way.

I may think a religious person deluded and irrational, but as long as they do not harm others with it, they can have at it. Cross that line though, and I will react caustically.

It's not like I'm not deluded and irrational about some things. Hell, I like broccoli.

I just don't force others to eat it.
2012-08-30 01:27:16 AM  
1 votes:
I think it's a good time to post this

warning for cluster f-bombs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRDfut2Vx0
2012-08-30 01:25:45 AM  
1 votes:

cookiefleck: I've said it before.. all FARK atheists seem really miserable. Like their life goal is to prove someone wrong.


We're not miserable because our life goal is to prove someone wrong. We're miserable because no matter how many times we prove people wrong, they stick their fingers in their ears and go "LALALAICAN'THEARYOU!".
2012-08-30 01:14:29 AM  
1 votes:
So, teens with odd-numbered ages aren't capable of seduction? Geez, this Catholic sh*t is hard to figure out...
2012-08-30 01:07:33 AM  
1 votes:

Agent Smiths Laugh: runujhkj: Agent Smiths Laugh: runujhkj: Man, I hate atheists. They're so annoying, with all of their internet snark. How many people's feelings do they have to hurt before we start doing anything about them?

I know, we're such intolerable bastards when we use critical thinking and reason to argue you into a corner.

And it's SO MUCH FUN watching the theists squirm and contort.

Almost as much fun as a priest finds in watching an altar boy squirm and contort, I'd imagine.

Not really, because committing a crime against a child is very far removed from being able to exercise superior logic in a debate.

 

I dunno, when I argue with a theist and they actually argue themselves into a corner instead of just using one of the dozens of circular arguments they use, that can definitely elicit a sexual thrill.
2012-08-30 12:43:32 AM  
1 votes:
i hope that twisted arse freak dies a horribly painful death. may the suffering be drawn out over a good long time.

I was born into the RC faith and force-fed every rite and ritual until I turned 18. That is a lot of damage to undo. It takes time. Now I'm old. I got better.

Outside of social obligations (weddings & funerals) I will never step foot into another RC church, and they will never see another penny from me.

I'm confident there is a shiatload of people like me across America & around the world who have lost their faith. People aren't as tolerant and forgiving as some may think. Enough is enough.

They molest children, protect men who molested children, lie to those who look to them for truths, and browbeat their faithful into giving up their hard-earned coin. They have twisted the minds of the masses for hundreds & hundreds of years. They are responsible for incredible amounts of deaths and suffering. Many of their leaders have been some of the most notorious characters in history. Their current #1 guy was a Nazi.

I have more respect for junkies, whores, used car salesmen and alcoholics than I do for the RC Church.
2012-08-30 12:43:24 AM  
1 votes:
"Pressed for clarification, the New York State-based religious leader explained that kids looking for father figures might be drawn to priests to fill a hole."

If there's a hell, I'll be going to it. I had to laugh at that line.
2012-08-30 12:42:10 AM  
1 votes:

Godscrack: "the New York State-based religious leader explained that kids looking for father figures might be drawn to priests to fill a hole."

2012-08-30 12:41:40 AM  
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Here's a gem from the article:

Benedict expressed a belief that most of these "relationships" are heterosexual in nature, and that historically sexual relationships between men and boys have not been thought of as crimes.

"If you go back 10 or 15 years ago with different sexual difficulties - except for rape or violence - it was very rarely brought as a civil crime. Nobody thought of it that way... And I'm inclined to think, on [a priest's] first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime."

What. The. Fark?


media.jinni.com

MENS REA! My God, NO!
2012-08-30 12:39:57 AM  
1 votes:
Will no one rid me of these troublesome priests?
2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-08-30 12:30:59 AM  
1 votes:

namegoeshere: Pressed for clarification, the New York State-based religious leader explained that kids looking for father figures might be drawn to priests to fill a hole.

THEY DIDN'T MEAN LITERALLY!


Can't believe it took this long. Even my catholic mother would probably double take on that one.
2012-08-30 12:27:58 AM  
1 votes:

Red Shirt Blues: Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy Fark - it was Groeschel?

This guy is way beyond "influential" - he's a Catholic mega-star. He's been on EWTN forever. Groeschel is to Catholics as Neill DeGrasse Tyson is to armchair astronomers. People trust him. They listen to him as an authoritative source of information. As friars go, he's a total badass.

And he's saying shiat like this. Kreist.

Oh - and: If you go back 10 or 15 years ago with different sexual difficulties - except for rape or violence - it was very rarely brought as a civil crime. Nobody thought of it that way.

Bullshiat. It's still illegal to have gay sex in many states. And it's ILLEGAL TO RAPE LITTLE BOYS EVERYWHERE, YOU GODDAMN F*CKWIT.

This. I can't believe it's Groeschel. When I used to stay with my Mom she always had ewtn on. I liked this guy. You would listen to him and think OK here's a guy that gets it and is pretty cool. But this.....and in the actual interview in NCR he kind of half way defends Sandusky. WTF?!?!?!?!?


New orders came down from the Lizard People. Guy's just trying to keep from getting eaten.
mjg
2012-08-30 12:26:37 AM  
1 votes:
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agrees
2012-08-29 11:34:38 PM  
1 votes:
Finally, we've found the one guy who will defend Jerry Sandusky.
2012-08-29 09:43:05 PM  
1 votes:

Godscrack: runujhkj: Man, I hate atheists. They're so annoying, with all of their internet snark.

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If that guy in the sandwich board was a Catholic priest, that picture would look very different.
2012-08-29 09:40:00 PM  
1 votes:

runujhkj: Man, I hate atheists. They're so annoying, with all of their internet snark.


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2012-08-29 09:35:39 PM  
1 votes:

brap: That he-hag wouldn't be seduced in a Thai whorehose if his urethra were a broken ATM machine spewing 100 dollar bills and ice cream cones.


That was beautiful
2012-08-29 09:22:43 PM  
1 votes:

brap: his urethra were a broken ATM machine spewing 100 dollar bills and ice cream cones.


I had a kidney stone the size of a small peppercorn once. I can only IMAGINE how much worse a full ice cream cone would hurt.
2012-08-29 08:38:41 PM  
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Any Fark Christians here to speak out against this guy? No?


Come on, who couldn't trust this face? I'm going to see if there are any altar boy positions...err spots open for my nephew.

i.huffpost.com
2012-08-29 07:04:10 PM  
1 votes:
In a recent interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, said that teens act as seducers in some sexual abuse cases involving priests.

Something about Jesus in the desert, not giving into temptation, etc.
 
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