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Thread #134382 Message #3058201
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Dec-10 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Well, Smokey, there is some evidence that castration significantly reduced that likelihood that a child molester will commit similar crimes after castration. In fact, it seems to be the only remedy that has any level of certainty of success. There are places that have experimented with "chemical castration," using medications that make a man impotent; and there has been some success with these experiments.
Ed T, as to your question about "many" Catholics accomplishing good things, I have only to look to the city of Sacramento, California - that's the big city near my home. Catholics have established a huge and successful network of services for the poor and hungry and homeless. But you are well aware of the many good things Catholics do in your community - and some of the bad things. I think your question is insulting. In my experience, most people do good things, far in excess of the evil done in this world.
I've done a few good things myself. As I said, it's hard to speak honestly when your opponent is armed with a bludgeon.