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Thread #134382 Message #3056214
Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Dec-10 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
"If you're so damn knowledgeable, tell us how to solve the problem of child molestation, once and for all."
You will never find a cure for child molestation - but institutionalised abuse by employees of the most powerful body in the state in the full knowledge of their employers is inexcuseable and unforgiveable - I wonder how long any political party (or political system, for that matter) would survive if it was politicians who had been using their position to rape children?
According to the latest revelations the leadership of the church was fully aware of the abuses throughout the time they were happenning AND DID NOTHING - they were implicated in the abuses, and in other circumstances, would be liable to prosecution.
The very least that has to happen is that the church must never again hold a place of authority in the state, should ONLY minister to the spiritual needs of those who freely choose to accept them, and only then, under close scrutiny.
THEY SHOULD NEVER AGAIN BE A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES.
If these are "old" crimes, perhaps we might be told when rape, or murder, or assault, or torture, or terrorism..... reach a sell-by date and are no longer criminal offences?