If i was a member of a church that sheltered child molesters, and moved them from parish to parish to keep them one step ahead of the law, I would want an explanation from those in charge. Wouldn’t you?
Certainly, however, the catholic church’s incidence of child and adolescent (and let’s be clear that the majority of cases had to do with adolescents of ages 13-17 and not actually children) is actually LOWER than that of the United states as a whole. By this persons logic, we should be calling on the “atheist” leaders to account for their even greater failure.
The truth be told, these cases remained ACCUSATIONS until someone brought them to court. Upon allegation alone (with no legal proof whatsoever) the church would “shuffle” priests… which was basically a way of saying to remove them from public ministry and eliminate their contact with adolescents while sometimes forcing them into counseling and treatment… all without the benefit of a trial to determine if the priest were guilty or not.
I live in Louisiana, and have seen Catholicism at its best - why would anyone want to be a part of such a corrupt organization?
I’ve been to Louisiana, and let me tell you: i strongly doubt that anything there is at it’s best (points to the rampant social degradation occuring at the french quarter)
tell us about the inquisitions
How about you tell us about your bias? the major inquisition that everyone complains about (the spanish inquisition) was started by SPAIN, not the church… and yet i fail to see this atheist telling people they shouldn’t be spanish… in fact, the church put an END to the spanish inquisition.
As to the other inquisitions: the cathars were eliminated… oh man, a militant group that believed human procreation was disordered and tried to assasinate the pope while attempting to raise an army against the king of france… and they got eliminated… DARN:rolleyes: (in all actuality though, i hope God found mercy within His heart to forgive their sinful methods)
yeah yeah yeah… what this obviously historically uneducated person doesn’t realize that the first two crusades were defensive in nature and that if it weren’t for the catholic church he’d be speaking some form of turkish (ie, saracin) right now
the persecution of Jews long before Hitler got to them, etc.
eh, right… so protestants had witch burnings, and more catholics were exterminated in atheist countries the 20th centure than all the religious wars between judaism, islam, and christiany COMBINED managed to kill… so if he wants to talk persecution let’s go with the most efficient and wanton slaughterers… the atheists.