ha-ha-guy: The problem is that while Jesuits are often fairly humble guys, they tend to be fairly orthodox farkers with a giant stick up their ass as well. Until 1946, you couldn't be a Jesuit if you had any Muslim or Jewish ancestry. They'll clean up the corruption, you just might not like their methods.
foxy_canuck: Agent Smiths LaughHis thoughts on pedophilia (before he was Pope) and the scandals.The idea that pedophilia is a consequence of celibacy is ruled out. More than seventy percent of cases of pedophilia occur in the family and neighborhood: grandparents, uncles, stepfathers, neighbors. The problem is not linked to celibacy. If a priest is a pedophile, he is so before he is a priest.Now, when that happens, we must never turn a blind eye. You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person. In the diocese it never happened to me, but a bishop once called me to ask me by phone what to do in a situation like that and I told him to take away the priests' licenses, not to allow them to exercise the priesthood any more, and to begin a canonical trial in that diocese's court. I think that's the attitude to have. I do not believe in taking positions that uphold a certain corporative spirit in order to avoid damaging the image of the institution. That solution was proposed once in the United States: they proposed switching the priests to a different parish. It is a stupid idea; that way, the priest just takes the problem with him wherever he goes. The corporate reaction leads to such a result, so I do not agree with those solutions. Recently, there were cases uncovered in Ireland from about twenty years ago, and the present Pope [Benedict XVI] clearly said: "Zero tolerance for that crime." I admire the courage and uprightness of Pope Benedict on the subject.Source: http://www.aleteia.org/en/religion/documents/in-2012-interview-cardin a l-bergoglio-says-he-favors-keeping-celibacy-582001
foxy_canuck: Agent Smiths LaughHis thoughts on pedophilia (before he was Pope) and the scandals.
cgraves67: I cancelled newspaper service a decade ago and I still get solicited to renew my subscription. I feel bad for the unsuspecting telemarketer that calls the Pope.
TheDirtyNacho: I of course have many disagreements with the church and its various social positions, but I like him. Jesus would pay his own hotel bill.
KrispyKritter: ha-ha-guy: The problem is that while Jesuits are often fairly humble guys, they tend to be fairly orthodox farkers with a giant stick up their ass as well. Until 1946, you couldn't be a Jesuit if you had any Muslim or Jewish ancestry. They'll clean up the corruption, you just might not like their methods.if cleaning up the corruption means halting the paedo protection and banking practices what methods are not to be liked? are they going to kill kittens and puppies to get farkers to fly right? this i would object to.
haterade: I like this guy
gingerjet: He's going to find out that he can't keep doing this. Fixing his organization should be his top priority and the focus of his time. Not canceling newspaper subscriptions.
Dragonflew: haterade: I like this guyCute little stunts like this don't make up for his archaic view of homosexuality and women.
foxy_canuck: Agent Smiths LaughWhat's naive and stupid is your view of human sexuality. A heterosexual, normal male doesn't turn into a pedophile because of celibacy... if they are going to fall in their vows they end up having an affair with an adult woman... you know they have those in churches too right? ANY position of power over children draws those who would abuse it... we see the same thing all the time with teachers and other childrens' groups like hockey and scouting.Sexuality is something that is relatively static (not that it doesn't change at all, just not typically drastically in a polar way) from a fairly young age... Its the same logic used for the defense that a homosexual person IS that, they did not choose it or become it, it is fundamentally part of their being. It's the same reason you can't 'cure' a pedophile... they will always have that attraction and it has to be carefully managed to protect children... that's the part that certain leaders in the Church have failed so poorly on, not the fact that some priests are pedophiles.
On the Side: I had a dream I was elected the new pope last night, I even got to ride my bike down the special pope shoot secret exit. Unfortunately my popehood only lasted 20 minutes as they realized it was a case of mistaken identity. So I hopped on the next starship out of there as it was all very embarrassing.Seriously though, are my dreams weird or do all you farkers have these?
IC Stars: FTFA: "Jorge Maria Bergoglio became the first Latin American Pope when he was elected on 13 March after the shock resignation of Benedict XVI. "Benedict was tasered into resigning?
TheDirtyNacho: Dragonflew: haterade: I like this guyCute little stunts like this don't make up for his archaic view of homosexuality and women.Less than 100% improvement is not equal to 0% improvement.
Dragonflew: TheDirtyNacho: Dragonflew: haterade: I like this guyCute little stunts like this don't make up for his archaic view of homosexuality and women.Less than 100% improvement is not equal to 0% improvement.100% improvement would be no pope.
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