If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   Pope Francis: You have a 1 in 50 chance of being molested by a priest   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 124
    More: Obvious, Pope Francis, holy orders, pope, La Repubblica  
•       •       •

4629 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jul 2014 at 5:34 PM (6 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



124 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-07-13 11:53:48 AM
Those odds seem kind of high considering the fact that I'm not Catholic.
 
2014-07-13 11:56:27 AM
blog.lumina.com
 
2014-07-13 12:11:45 PM
The Pope said that abuse of children was like "leprosy" infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper.  He vowed to "confront it with the severity it demands".

But a Vatican spokesman said the quotes in the newspaper did not correspond to Pope Francis's exact words.

The BBC's David Willey in Rome says there is often a studied ambiguity in Pope Francis' off-the-cuff statements.


Honestly - does this surprise anyone?  Francis says something vague that sounds nicer than his predecessors, but is really the same old pap.  The devout hail him as a great reformer.  The Vatican Press Office immediately says, "He didn't say that and even if he had that's not what he meant anyway."  And the sheep follow along and keep talking him up.

Sighhhhh...
 
2014-07-13 12:25:10 PM
Better odds than their bingo games
 
2014-07-13 12:30:45 PM
The part I enjoy about Pope Francis stories are his "official translators/interpreters" that go around behind him trying to stress that he didn't really mean what he just said.
 
2014-07-13 01:43:18 PM
It's very simple. Predatory pedophiles agglomerate into jobs where they have access to children. It's why you hear so many things about teachers, coaches, priests, social workers, etc...

It's no shame for them to work themselves into these positions. What is a shame (and a crime) is if they don't report them to police and allow them to continue their evil.
 
2014-07-13 02:46:05 PM
Do I at least get to pick the priest?

api.ning.com

Yay!

img3.wikia.nocookie.net

Um...
 
2014-07-13 03:13:24 PM
24 Million victims? Whoa!
 
2014-07-13 03:35:32 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/I hear ya
 
2014-07-13 04:32:12 PM
In fairness, those odds drop as you get older.
 
2014-07-13 04:33:55 PM

JerseyTim: [blog.lumina.com image 677x451]


A+++, would lol again.
 
2014-07-13 05:36:17 PM
That's way better odds than the Congressional pages get.
 
2014-07-13 05:38:55 PM
mlbrennan.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-13 05:41:43 PM
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
I know, not a priest, but I just saw the episode and it was the first thing I thought of.
 
2014-07-13 05:42:24 PM
Nice priest, nice priest, pervy priest...
 
2014-07-13 05:43:29 PM

LewDux: mlbrennan.files.wordpress.com


You got beated. Better luck next time.

JerseyTim: blog.lumina.com


Thanks for making everything awesome.
 
2014-07-13 05:43:44 PM
Nice talk. Until I see all the child-raping priests and their enablers handed over to civil authorities, with the records the Catholic Church has been hiding, that's all it is, no matter how charming the pope of the moment may be. I'm sick of religion being used as a get-out-of-jail-free card for such atrocities.

/former catholic
//remains disgusted
 
2014-07-13 05:45:10 PM
What if you walk into a room filled with 49 priests?
 
2014-07-13 05:48:58 PM

LegacyDL: What if you walk into a room filled with 49 priests?


I wish there was an image for "You gonna get Paped" to respond to this...
 
2014-07-13 05:52:35 PM

Yaw String: kind of high


lithium.canalblog.com
 
2014-07-13 05:54:14 PM

LegacyDL: What if you walk into a room filled with 49 priests?


30 hellions agree,  walking into a room with 49 priests will result in a widened butt hole.
 
2014-07-13 05:54:55 PM
img.fark.net

"This whole paedophile priests thing is all out of proportion. If there are 400 thousand priests in the world and 5% are paedophiles...then that's only 20 thousand"
 
2014-07-13 06:01:02 PM

subspace: [img.fark.net image 480x360]

"This whole paedophile priests thing is all out of proportion. If there are 400 thousand priests in the world and 5% are paedophiles...then that's only 20 thousand"


i read this with a very heavy Irish accent.
 
2014-07-13 06:02:56 PM
...but, I am Jewish.
 
2014-07-13 06:05:11 PM
I can't wait till next sunday! Oh boy church is gonna be so much fun now!
 
2014-07-13 06:05:12 PM
As someone who went to a Catholic school, I'm relieved that I remained untouched because of low probability, rather than me being ugly.

Hot damn!
 
2014-07-13 06:07:15 PM
Tfa says that, while the percentage of pedos in the general population isn't known, some estimates put it at 5%.

So basically, IF the Pope is right, you'd be safer with 49 priests than with 20 general folks. Put another way, you could hang out with two and a half times as many priests as ordinary folk and be at the same risk.

I'm not saying the Pope IS right, mind you, but let's have a little perspective here. Subby's headline makes it sound like pedos are running amok in the Catholic Church. The fact is, there are lots of pedos everywhere.

/for the record, this is more a criticism of Subby's alarmist use of statistics than a defense of the Church
//Fark can be as bad as Nancy Grace about some things
 
2014-07-13 06:11:54 PM
Have you ever seen a grown man's dick?
 
2014-07-13 06:13:10 PM

LegacyDL: What if you walk into a room filled with 49 priests?


Then you're the pedophile.
 
2014-07-13 06:13:40 PM

Shrugging Atlas: I know, not a priest, but I just saw the episode and it was the first thing I thought of.


I came here to see this.
 
2014-07-13 06:13:52 PM

HawgWild: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x211]

/I hear ya


Damn you, beat me to it.
 
2014-07-13 06:16:10 PM
Gee-then all the lawsuits, the forever damaged children are just a mere mathematical percentage thing-y! Yea! I bet Jerry Sandusky agrees! Go Penn State! Go Vatican! Go tell that nonsense to my bestest friend who was abused by a priest.
 
2014-07-13 06:18:31 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: As someone who went to a Catholic school, I'm relieved that I remained untouched because of low probability, rather than me being ugly.

Hot damn!


Whynotboth.jpeg
 
2014-07-13 06:20:48 PM

doglover: Do I at least get to pick the priest?

[api.ning.com image 496x600]

Yay!

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 800x600]

Um...


A lot of Dark Tower floating around today.
 
2014-07-13 06:24:36 PM
Can you imagine ANY other business model that could get away with this?  Even Penn State, after discovering crimes, eventually took down Joe P.'s statue, and had Sandusky convicted.  The Vatican only has the Servants of the Paracletes, and their papist/rapist relocation to fresh meat program.

/went to 2 Catholic Schools in California
//both had rapist pastors, that had nothing happen to them
///luckily, I wasn't hurt
////don't send your kids to Catholic School, at least not in Burlingame, CA
 
2014-07-13 06:25:08 PM

Artist: Gee-then all the lawsuits, the forever damaged children are just a mere mathematical percentage thing-y!


To some degree, they are. If the pope is being honest in the 2% claim, then there is a certain level of abuse that is going to happen. As was pointed out upthread, people sexually attracted to children will seek out roles in which they interact with children: teachers, coaches, youth counselors, clergy. The Catholic church should never just sit back and let things happen; serious legal consequences should befall anyone who harms a child like that (Excommunication would be a good starting point for anyone convicted).

To say that it will never happen is naive, but to constantly remain vigilant for future actions in the hope of keeping the rate of abuse via clergy lower than the rate of abuse via the population at large is a good goal.

I'm sorry for your friend's circumstances and I wish him/her a recovery as best as possible. Seek legal action and demanding accountability will do wonders, since the church works like a business. Hit them in the pocketbook.
 
2014-07-13 06:25:43 PM

brimed03: Tfa says that, while the percentage of pedos in the general population isn't known, some estimates put it at 5%.

So basically, IF the Pope is right, you'd be safer with 49 priests than with 20 general folks. Put another way, you could hang out with two and a half times as many priests as ordinary folk and be at the same risk.

I'm not saying the Pope IS right, mind you, but let's have a little perspective here. Subby's headline makes it sound like pedos are running amok in the Catholic Church. The fact is, there are lots of pedos everywhere.

/for the record, this is more a criticism of Subby's alarmist use of statistics than a defense of the Church
//Fark can be as bad as Nancy Grace about some things


except the general public doesn't hold itself out as the beacon of purity and moral rigor.
 
2014-07-13 06:25:59 PM
So to this liberal arts major that means that if walk into a room with a hundred priests I would get cornholed twice.
 
2014-07-13 06:27:02 PM
I'm as atheist as it gets, and more and more I love this guy! Deep in their hearts, the priesthood hates him and wishes they could impeach him (look up any interview with Cardinal George in Chicago if you want a prime example on that), but he's walking the walk and talking the talk on what Christ actually said.
 
2014-07-13 06:27:27 PM
No, a 1 in 50 chance of them being a pedophile. They don't all molest kids. Up until I was maybe 12, our church had a priest who seemed much more friendly around us children than any of the others who would occasionally be there on Sundays. Did he do anything unusual? No.
 
2014-07-13 06:29:19 PM
The abuse took place many years ago, the priest who was moved around like the proverbial chess piece, is dead, so....the Church could care less. Why, yes, this happened in Pennslytennarkatuckyfloriduh!
 
2014-07-13 06:29:32 PM
subspace:
"This whole paedophile priests thing is all out of proportion. If there are 400 thousand priests in the world and 5% are paedophiles...then that's only 20 thousand"

img.fark.net

Fek!

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-07-13 06:29:46 PM
That's a pretty half-assed article for BBC, regardless of the Brit wankfest over paedophilia.

Quotes that aren't quotes.

ANd this:


While the incidence of paedophilia as a psychiatric disorder in the general population is not accurately known, some estimates have put it at less than five percent.

Estimated by who?

Fark you BBC, you just printed a Daily Mail article.
 
2014-07-13 06:33:19 PM
So why has the Catholic Church always been so reluctant to let civil authorities investigate and bust the kiddie diddlers if it's only 2%?  If any company knew that 2% of its product will send a few dozen kids to therapy for life, they'd recall that shiat fast!

Except maybe GM.  They waited a while.

But still, it's only 2%!  Can't they hire a few more priests to fill in?  Surely there are tons of young males looking for a life of celibate judgmentalism in a feudal hierarchy of old men.

Maybe they could let the guys get married, or let in a few women if recruiting is a problem.  Might even increase attendance at the Sunday pre-game magic show.
 
2014-07-13 06:37:45 PM
Or better yet, bring up the Catholic Church on RICO charges.  They knowingly facilitated a child molestation ring, transferring bad actors out of jurisdictions and covering up evidence of the crimes.  That's all kinds of RICO.
 
2014-07-13 06:37:55 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-13 06:40:24 PM
I'll say here what I always say - fark the pope.

Still hiding paedo priests.
Still advocating against birth control in the developing world.

Fark the catholic church and fark the pope.

http://youtu.be/fHRDfut2Vx0
 
2014-07-13 06:40:36 PM
so?

s24.postimg.org
 
2014-07-13 06:41:41 PM
For those who aren't familiar...

http://youtu.be/p0rziDkWbpg?t=25s
 
2014-07-13 06:48:45 PM

ghambone: Can you imagine ANY other business model that could get away with this?  Even Penn State, after discovering crimes, eventually took down Joe P.'s statue, and had Sandusky convicted.  The Vatican only has the Servants of the Paracletes, and their papist/rapist relocation to fresh meat program.

/went to 2 Catholic Schools in California
//both had rapist pastors, that had nothing happen to them
///luckily, I wasn't hurt
////don't send your kids to Catholic School, at least not in Burlingame, CA


Ask the US public school system and the UK parliament how long they got away with shielding their pedos.
 
Displayed 50 of 124 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report