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Thread #134382   Message #3058664
Posted By: Ed T
21-Dec-10 - 01:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
I believe a diffferent version of the story posted before, I noted a couple of quotes from the story that seem odd to me? I don't know of any society where child pornography is or was considered normal behaviour, or treated as such?

Benedict also said, however, that "the scandal must be seen in a broader social context, in which child pornography is seemingly considered normal by society and drug use and sexual tourism are on the rise".

He said (the Pope)that "as recently as as the 1970s, pedophilia wasn't considered an absolute evil but rather part of a spectrum of behaviours that people refused to judge in the name of tolerance and relativism".


"In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children," the Pope said. "It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a 'better than' and a 'worse than.' Nothing is good or bad in itself."

"The effects of such theories are evident today," he said.

Associated Press version