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Abuse is abuse is abuse, no matter who does it and it is sick. When my boys were young and got in trouble their response was Well so and so does it and their mom said it is ok! The point is no one should do this and trying to put up a smoke screen like this church did it ain't gonna cut it. Doesn't matter who did what. Put a stop to it and the CC is supposed to be the right church. If you don't want scandel then don't lie and cover up.
I wasn't going to post in this thread as I feel it's sad to capitalize on innocent victims in theological discussions, no matter where it's happening. Your anti-Catholic sentiments shine through, yet again, and resemble someone capitalizing on such a subject to cast doubts on the Catholic Church., especially in light of your suggestion pertaining ONLY to the Catholic Church as a solution to the problem.
Being the 'right' Church has nothing to do with the actions of sinful men. Did Christ build His Church upon 'perfect', or sinless, men? Did Christ teach the people to ignore, or attack/bash/judge, those who sat upon the chair of Moses, if those who sat upon the chair were sinful? No, the authority was still to be observed and the people were to do whatsover they said to them.
Scandals have always existed in the Church, even before Christ died and resurrected.
**Jer 32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel, and of the children of Juda, which they have done, provoking me to wrath, they and their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets, the men of Juda, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Jer 32:33 And they have turned their backs to me, and not their faces: when I taught them early in the morning, and instructed them, and they would not hearken to receive instruction.
Jer 32:34 And they have set their idols in the house, in which my name is called upon, to defile it.
Jer 32:35 And they have built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Ennom, to consecrate their sons and their daughters to Moloch: which I commanded them not, neither entered it into my heart, that they should do this abomination, and cause Juda to sin.
2Ki 23:7 He destroyed also the pavilions of the effeminate, which were in the house of the Lord, for which the women wove as it were little dwellings for the grove.
Mar 14:43 And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve: and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.
Mar 14:44 And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Lay hold on him: and lead him away carefully.
Mar 14:45 And when he was come, immediately going up to him he saith: Hail, Rabbi! And he kissed him.
Mar 14:46 But they laid hands on him and held him.
Mar 14:66 Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the maidservants of the high priest.
Mar 14:67 And when she had seen Peter warming himself looking on him, she saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
Mar 14:68 But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew.
Mar 14:69 And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by: This is one of them.
Mar 14:70 But he denied again. And after a, while they that stood by said again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a Galilean.
Mar 14:71 But he began o curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man of whom you speak.
Mar 14:72 And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep,
Joh 20:24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
Joh 20:25 The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the place of the nails and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Mar 14:50 Then his disciples, leaving him, all fled away.
Joh 6:66 After this, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him. **