Category Archives: Catholic

The Build-a-Bear Double Standard Test

This is a clever analogy to highlight the double-standard with how society treats organizations who engage in criminal activity.

If a secular business like Build-a-Bear did what the Catholic Church did with regards to child abuse, the reaction would have been vastly different.

So why is the Catholic Church treated so leniently? Faith must erode our humanity. Faith must enable religions to leverage fear against us, so that we are willing to excuse and tolerate the most heinous of crimes.

Just to be clear – Build-a-Bear is being used as an example only in the video above.

People who claim divine moral authority should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one. Why is there a double standard? Why does the Catholic Church get a pass? If it was a Build-a-Bear scandal, people would burn the company to the ground.

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Idaho Priest Who Wanted To ‘Rape And Kill Children’ Sentenced To 25 Years For Child Porn | Michael Stone

The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, a longtime priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, has been sentenced to 25 years in prisonwithout parole and will be required to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to felony crimes involving the possession and distribution of child pornography.

Good.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/12/idaho-priest-who-wanted-to-rape-and-kill-children-sentenced-to-25-years-for-child-porn/

If you tell anyone, you’ll burn in hell!

I challenge any Catholic to watch this and still go to church, give to the church, (or even continue to pray to the catholic god) with a clear conscience. If you can, you are very good at compartmentalization and denial.

George Pell, the third most powerful catholic clergy, and already convicted of all charges of child abuse in late 2018, is about to face trial again in March 2019 for another set of child abuse allegations.

How long will it be when the allegations go all the way up to the pope himself? Will he suddenly retire for “health reasons” like his predecessor?

The catholic church is broken. We need to treat it like we treat any other organisation found to have committed, covered up, and perpetuated the most heinous crimes. It needs to be shut down and its assets seized.

But instead, we see them continually being pandered to. We see secular governments kow-towing to their practices. They may well believe in the sanctity of their confessional practices. But that doesn’t matter when it is used to cover up crime. They are no more special than any one else in society.

Of course not every catholic is evil. But if you continue to support an evil organisation, what does that say?

 

The Devil Made Priests Rape Kids

Catholic League Blames ‘The Devil’ For Predator Priests Raping Kids (Image via Twitter)

Because there is no greater morality than absolving yourself of all responsibility for your actions.

Since the Devil made them do it, then there is nothing the church or anyone else can do about anything. It must also therefore be God’s plan. The fucked-up logic is gobsmacking. That, or their God is an asshole that enables child rape.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/08/catholic-league-blames-the-devil-for-predator-priests-raping-kids/

Archbishop ‘wasn’t sure if it was a crime for priests to rape children’

The former chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese, Robert Carlson, said under oath that he “wasn’t sure if he knew that it was illegal for priests to have sex with children.” This comes after he admitted to protecting predator priests when he was chancellor of the archdiocese in the 1980s.

The Catholic Church can no longer claim any moral superiority.
Read more at: https://ascienceenthusiast.com/archbishop-says-he-wasnt-sure-if-it-was-a-crime-for-priests-to-rape-children/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=aSE&utm_campaign=09102018

New cardinal: Abuse victims should be ‘ashamed’ to speak due to their own failings

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newly minted Mexican Cardinal has suggested that victims who accuse priests should be “ashamed” because they too have skeletons in their own closets. Those who “accuse men of the Church should [be careful] because they have long tails that are easily stepped on,” said Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera

More here https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/francis-appointed-cardinal-sex-abuse-victims-should-be-ashamed-to-speak-the

‘It’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated’

Catholic League President Bill Donohue engages in semantics and mental gymnastics to minimise Pennsylvania rapist priests scandal:

Fact: This is an obscene lie. Most of the alleged victims were not raped: they were groped or otherwise abused, but not penetrated, which is what the word “rape” means. This is not a defense—it is meant to set the record straight and debunk the worst case scenarios attributed to the offenders.

That’s right, folks. Nothing to see here. All perfectly normal for thd Catholic church. Just keep them donations coming.

More here https://ascienceenthusiast.com/catholic-league-president-says-its-not-rape-if-the-child-isnt-penetrated/