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(The New York Times)   If you guessed "Los Angeles" in the pool over which Catholic diocese will next turn out to have been aiding and abetting people who rape children, step up and collect your prize. City of Angels, meet pit of Devil   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2013-01-28 11:35:33 AM  

clane: Catholics who overwhelmingly voted for Obama are not a religion, they are a club. Abortion is ok, drugs are ok, bigger government more control is ok...


Way to bring partisan mudslinging politics into a religion thread.

Guess what ... there are Catholics on both sides of the fences. And they all support pedophiles and pedophile protection with every dollar they send to the vatican.

P.S. Nobody is "pro-abortion" ... they are pro-choice. Nobody wants to have to have an abortion (this is a religious strawman) but they want to have the choice if they feel it is necessary. Anti-choice people are forcing their religious beliefs onto others ... which is against the constitution.
 
2013-01-28 11:47:09 AM  

Jim_Callahan: darwinpolice: They're not "rogue priests" if they have the complete backing of the most powerful representatives of the church in the entire country.

This.

Also... what happened to RICO? This guy should be being charged as an accessory in literally every criminal case resulting from molestation on his watch, minimum. Honestly my inclination would be to classify the diocese's Priesthood as a criminal organization given how widespread this was and just charge the Cardinals with every count in the first place.

Protecting the perpetrators? Fine. The buck stops with you, then. Everyone's happy.


I wouldn't be surprised if this were to happen soon, especially if Law Enforcement meets resistance with the local clergy
 
2013-01-28 12:08:52 PM  

Farking Canuck: clane: Catholics who overwhelmingly voted for Obama are not a religion, they are a club. Abortion is ok, drugs are ok, bigger government more control is ok...

Way to bring partisan mudslinging politics into a religion thread.

Guess what ... there are Catholics on both sides of the fences. And they all support pedophiles and pedophile protection with every dollar they send to the vatican.

P.S. Nobody is "pro-abortion" ... they are pro-choice. Nobody wants to have to have an abortion (this is a religious strawman) but they want to have the choice if they feel it is necessary. Anti-choice people are forcing their religious beliefs onto others ... which is against the constitution.


PS nobdy is anti-choice, we are pro life... but hey your doing a great job i think you have killed about 55 million babies
 
2013-01-28 12:38:55 PM  
People are STILL going to the church and giving these assholes money.

Makes no sense to me.

If you give them $0.01 you're giving child molesters your approval.
 
2013-01-28 01:05:04 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: People are STILL going to the church and giving these assholes money.

Makes no sense to me.

If you give them $0.01 you're giving child molesters your approval.


Remember: this is religion, and this religion states that the church is the sole vector for your salvation.  There is no living outside the Church and still being saved.*

/*some exceptions apply, but definitely not to you
 
2013-01-28 01:19:24 PM  

clane: i think you have killed about 55 million babies


Well, even though I am pro-choice, I have not been part of killing any babies or fetuses or blastocysts (or anything else you incorrectly and dishonestly call a baby).

Do you know who kills the most fetuses? Your god. He slaughters them left, right and center. Abortion doctors would be rich beyond their dreams if they could abort as many fetuses as your god. You should protest him!!
 
2013-01-28 02:32:23 PM  

vygramul: Inflatable Rhetoric: People are STILL going to the church and giving these assholes money.

Makes no sense to me.

If you give them $0.01 you're giving child molesters your approval.

Remember: this is religion, and this religion states that the church is the sole vector for your salvation.  There is no living outside the Church and still being saved.*

/*some exceptions apply, but definitely not to you


And why would that be? And how do you know that?
 
2013-01-28 02:42:52 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner. Sometimes I feel like my only friend is the bishop who farks me in the City of Angels. Lonely as I am, I never cry.


*golf clap*

Thought someone should appreciate your effort.
 
2013-01-28 02:48:56 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: vygramul: Inflatable Rhetoric: People are STILL going to the church and giving these assholes money.

Makes no sense to me.

If you give them $0.01 you're giving child molesters your approval.

Remember: this is religion, and this religion states that the church is the sole vector for your salvation.  There is no living outside the Church and still being saved.*

/*some exceptions apply, but definitely not to you

And why would that be? And how do you know that?


That's almost a necessary part of any religion, or the religion would have a hard time being self-sustaining.  If one isn't the sole arbiter of salvation, then why choose you at all?  You don't have to be the best at saving souls if you're the ONLY one who can do it.

Let's face it - if people chose religion based on purely rational, empirical considerations, just how many religions would there be?
 
2013-01-28 02:49:45 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: wildcardjack: I'm not a fan of religion in general, but you'd think that after 20 years of this sort of embarrassment they'd make meeting rooms more visible.

There are a lot of churches that have taken steps to prevent child abuse. The Catholics just aren't one of them. In the wake of the Catholic Church scandal, my (Unitarian) church, implemented policies to ensure it never happened at our church, including criminal background checks of anyone who works with children (like Sunday School teachers), never allowing one adult to be alone with children, and special training for church leaders.

It's a real shame that the Catholics haven't decided to adopt similar policies that protect children from predators. How many children have to be hurt before they stop believing their own bullshiat that they have some sort of moral high ground and don't need the same failsafes as other organizations?


Actually, the Catholic Church has done exactly that--it's called Protect God's Children or something. Mandatory CCD classes where they teach kids and teachers stranger danger, background checks and fingerprinting for the teachers, quite a lot of stuff.

It just doesn't stop what already happened.
 
2013-01-28 02:57:07 PM  

vygramul: Inflatable Rhetoric: vygramul: Inflatable Rhetoric: People are STILL going to the church and giving these assholes money.

Makes no sense to me.

If you give them $0.01 you're giving child molesters your approval.

Remember: this is religion, and this religion states that the church is the sole vector for your salvation.  There is no living outside the Church and still being saved.*

/*some exceptions apply, but definitely not to you

And why would that be? And how do you know that?

That's almost a necessary part of any religion, or the religion would have a hard time being self-sustaining.  If one isn't the sole arbiter of salvation, then why choose you at all?  You don't have to be the best at saving souls if you're the ONLY one who can do it.

Let's face it - if people chose religion based on purely rational, empirical considerations, just how many religions would there be?


If you could reason with religious people, there wouldn't be any religious people.

Religion = Superstition + $$$$$

Almost everyone chooses their religion based on what their parents subject them to as children.

Parents at some point tell their kids that Santa Claus is fiction, but they fail to inform them about god(s).
 
2013-01-28 03:41:12 PM  

Mayhem_2006: I could launch into a terrible anti-catholic rant, but I think Tim Minchin can do it so much better than I:

Link

Not safe for work, catholics, or those offended by the F word..


Tim needs to use fark a few more times -- just for effect.
 
2013-01-28 09:59:30 PM  

propasaurus: By the way, the pedophiles of the Catholic Church are equal opportunity abuses; they rape boys and girls.


Yeah, but nobody cared when it was mostly girls.
 
2013-01-28 10:31:38 PM  

Valiente: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Insurgent: SquiggsIN: Insurgent: SquiggsIN:

Why do so many people turn to religion after having children or getting older? I always thought the older a person got, the less likely they were to believe in fairy tales?!

a child is a miracle from god. old people are afraid of death. it is quite simple.

not sure if that's sarcasm or not. But, i'll play along... why fear the inevitable?

you're asking the wrong person. fear of death, The Unknown, is a great incentive for religious folk. inevitable as it may be, most people don't want to die and it is comforting to know that Heaven awaits the deceased.

There are plenty of us religious folks out here that don't even worry about what may or may not come after you die.  Why would you? Life is for the living, death  is for the dead. Live  this life, live it well and stand proudly before your deity/deities of choice. If you have to grovel or ask for "forgiveness" (of  which there is none in my own faith) or obsess about what happens after you die, if anything, you are doing something  terribly  wrong.

On a  pedo related note, years ago when the shiat first started  hitting the fan with the Catholic child abuse scandals, it was  less than a year later that a group  of Hare Krishnas found out that a couple of  their child care specialists at their commune were doin' the down n dirty with  the kids.  They didn't try to hide it, they called the cops, pronto. That's the way EVERY religious group should work. When someone from any faith path tries to  hide dishonorable behavior on the part of their clergy (or anyone else in their group) to "protect" their faith path, they're basically justifying that behavior. You protect your faith and honor your deities (if your faith has any deities) by doing what is right, not trying to cover things up that are obviously harmful to the entire organization, especially  since covering things up simply creates more harm when it does eventually come to light.

Saying t ...


Asshole you are. Krishnas are one of the least intrusive religions.
 
2013-01-28 10:38:48 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Asshole you are. Krishnas are one of the least intrusive religions.


It's true. Link

But those Jews for Jesus are just so pushy.
 
2013-01-28 10:53:15 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Asshole you are. Krishnas are one of the least intrusive religions.

It's true. Link

But those Jews for Jesus are just so pushy.


Kinda funny on how those fake Jews lose their faith so quickly in a fight and then ask "How about Buddhism?" :-D
 
2013-01-28 10:54:34 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: AverageAmericanGuy: AbbeySomeone: Asshole you are. Krishnas are one of the least intrusive religions.

It's true. Link

But those Jews for Jesus are just so pushy.

Kinda funny on how those fake Jews lose their faith so quickly in a fight and then ask "How about Buddhism?" :-D


Wrong character, Jehovah's Witnesses apparently, but both deserve to get beat to shait when they bother you like that! :)
 
2013-01-29 12:14:47 AM  

mamoru: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Well, they are the same folks who brought us the Inquisition.

/"the Inquisition's here and it's here to staaaaay!"

I wasn't expecting that.


NOOOOOObody expects ...
 
2013-01-29 12:43:07 AM  

Sgt Otter: As a non-Catholic, I have to ask. Do they ever ex-communicate pedophile priests, or is that reserved for Catholic women who get too uppity?


Eventually, but it can take decades. In the meantime, the creeps are reassigned to other churches.

The church I attended during the 1960s and 1970s was home to one rather notorious child-raping priest for a few years during the 1980s. Father Mike confessed to raping kids, but was protected by Cardinal Mahony, of course. Mahony told Father Mike to get some counseling, then sent him to another church where he victimized more kids.

Father Mike was finally sent to prison for his crimes in 2007, but was released in 2011. So much for justice.

CSB: My mom used to play the piano at said church and knew Father Mike very well. She said that he was a "touchy-feely" man who loved to hug everyone.

/Mom & I aren't Catholics anymore
 
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