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Thread #134382 Message #3058718
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Dec-10 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Ed T says: RC's are logically no better nor worse than the rest of us, with the same problems and potential solutions for them.
I certainly wouldn't disagree with that part, Ed. Not in the least.
This is the part I disagree with: But, to suggest that only some RCs do bad things in the world, IMO is true BS.
I would say that only some people do significantly bad things in the world. I would also say that only some Catholics do significantly bad things in the world.
But maybe that's a difference in our overall world view. I see the vast majority of the people in the world as good, and only a small percentage as evil. In my experience, most people are pretty good people.
As for your quotes from the Pope in this message at 1:14 PM, I think they're a misquote or taken out of context. The guy doesn't talk like that, but he's frequently misquoted by the press. He's an intelligent man, and he makes sense when he speaks. Not sure I can say the same for John Paul II.