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(WCPO Cincinnati)   Pope defrocks 400 priests for molesting kids. No, not the new pope that you like; the old one that you hated   (wcpo.com) divider line 20
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2014-01-17 02:51:25 PM  
6 votes:
I'll be more impressed when they're in jail.
2014-01-17 02:52:42 PM  
5 votes:
I'll be more impressed when they stop defrocking kids.
2014-01-17 04:14:00 PM  
2 votes:
I'll be more impressed when subby figures out tense...
2014-01-17 04:09:20 PM  
2 votes:

2wolves: I'll be more impressed when Pope JP II gets slapped upside his holiness for doing nothing.


What I don't get is how JP2 always seems to get a pass in most people's minds when basically all the alleged abuse occurred when he was the Pope.
2014-01-17 03:30:22 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds to me like a Benedict apologist / loyalist leaked something because old Josef is jealous of Pope Francis getting so much positive press.
2014-01-17 02:47:04 PM  
2 votes:
I'll be more impressed when they start defrocking bishops.
2014-01-17 08:26:48 PM  
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: Just defrocked? They should reopen the Spanish inquisition for the pedo priests.


You're like the umpteenth person in this thread calling for for the church to have the  power to try, convict and punish people for crimes.  Is that what you really want?
2014-01-17 06:34:20 PM  
1 votes:

sign_of_Zeta: Dragonflew: What is it about catholic priests that make them so attracted to children?

If you are going to tell me it is not disproportionate to any other profession, don't even bother. I also don't buy the excuse that it is because pedophiles put themselves in jobs that will allow access to children, either. I am sure they do, but if a teacher molests a child, it is huge news. A coach molesting a child? We're still talking about one coach from three years ago. A catholic priest molesting a child is so common that it is barely news any more, and the last pope was getting rid of them at a rate of one every other day.

All studies have shown that it statistically was pretty identical to what happened in public schools at the time.  The coverup just meant you heard about all of the Catholic abuse cases at once.


Gotta link for that?

From a Psych standpoint, a lot of the things that make young men join the priesthood are the same sort of things that lead to problematic sexual fixations.

An overbearing Catholic mother who is so over-protective she can't "share" her son with anyone but god (and certainly not some other woman he might marry).  Creepy, mildly incestuous, and the source of all kinds of hangups and fixations.   An inability to deal with sexual desire (perhaps the "wrong" sexual desire, perhaps just any desire at all) and joining the priesthood to try and escape it.  Celibate priests don't get horny, right?

Stephen Fry one said, "The only people who are obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese, and that in erotic terms is the Catholic church in a nutshell."  And so it shouldn't come as a surprise that someone with a sexual disorder (i.e. can't stop raping kids) would be a part of that.
2014-01-17 05:52:07 PM  
1 votes:

Dragonflew: What is it about catholic priests that make them so attracted to children?

If you are going to tell me it is not disproportionate to any other profession, don't even bother. I also don't buy the excuse that it is because pedophiles put themselves in jobs that will allow access to children, either. I am sure they do, but if a teacher molests a child, it is huge news. A coach molesting a child? We're still talking about one coach from three years ago. A catholic priest molesting a child is so common that it is barely news any more, and the last pope was getting rid of them at a rate of one every other day.


Well, I for one wouldn't want any facts to get in the way of your prejudices, so I will agree to your terms and not even bother.
2014-01-17 04:19:38 PM  
1 votes:
I'll be more impressed when one of these popes comes out in dark glasses, loaded with handguns ala the Punisher and shoots each molesting priest straight through the forehead and says in that cool action hero way, 'You've been excommunicated, biatch!' Until that time, any effort any pope makes to make changes in an organzation 2,000 years old with ties to politics, criminals, and implications affecting the entire world is not enough. Certainly if these popes cared, like a bunch of the asskissers around here seem to think they care, they would have tidied up the whole organization in one afternoon. Certainly an organization so old, so rich, so powerful that took 2,000 years to build should be simple to clean out in a day.

But going on believing these popes care. Call me when each and every molesting priest bursts into flame spontaneously at the exact same time. Until then I wont be satisified with any other kind of efforts to change an old rotting dinosaur like the Catholic Church in a slow but steady and successful way!
2014-01-17 04:15:55 PM  
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: I'll be more impressed when they're in jail.


Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Rape a child, lose your job. That seems like a totally reasonable punishment.


To be fair, trying and imprisoning is not the job of the mythical Sky Daddy cult. It's the job of law enforcement and the court system, which are -- at least, in the US -- supposed to be separate entities. (They're not, but that's another matter entirely.)

Now, that's not to say that the church shouldn't be reporting these cases to the relevant authorities immediately that they're discovered. If they're not doing that, you have a legitimate gripe. But otherwise... no.
2014-01-17 04:13:19 PM  
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: I'll be more impressed when they're in jail.


I've been a Catholic for a while. I haven't heard of us operating a prison since the Renaissance.
2014-01-17 04:11:01 PM  
1 votes:

AgentPothead: I'll be more impressed when they execute them. What the fark is defrocking going to accomplish?


Historically speaking, giving religions the power to execute people has not typically ended well. This gets them out from behind the shield: is that not what you wanted?
2014-01-17 04:06:02 PM  
1 votes:
I'll be more impressed when Pope JP II gets slapped upside his holiness for doing nothing.
2014-01-17 04:05:43 PM  
1 votes:
I'll be more impressed when they execute them. What the fark is defrocking going to accomplish?
2014-01-17 04:01:12 PM  
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'll be more impressed when they start defrocking bishops.


Relatively Obscure: I'll be more impressed when they're in jail.


RedPhoenix122: I'll be more impressed when they stop defrocking kids.


neritz: I'll be more impressed when they stop defrocking god.


I'll be more impressed when they start defrocking Jennifer Lawrence
2014-01-17 04:00:30 PM  
1 votes:
Rape a child, lose your job. That seems like a totally reasonable punishment.
2014-01-17 03:30:08 PM  
1 votes:
Who says I like the new one more than the previous one?
2014-01-17 03:06:28 PM  
1 votes:
How many of them did he refer to the police for criminal prosecution? Was it... none?

/also, not many of them still wear frocks, so really, it's more appropriate to say he disrobed them.
2014-01-17 03:02:56 PM  
1 votes:
I'll be more impressed when they stop defrocking god.
 
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