Those good religious people...

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Why am I totally not surprised! :mad:
While driving a while back I listened to a former priest on NPR. He said he had been the specialist that the Catholic Church sent out temporarily to replace banished priests. He said he had explicit instructions to never ask questions or do anything to comfort or get to know victims, rather, the victims should be discouraged from participating in church life because they might weaken the Church by saying something derogatory.

After several such assignments he was promoted to a position where he could see the Church's internal records of disciplined priests. He was so shocked that he renounced his vows and left the church.

This former priest said there is only one thing that can end the systemic abuse and the power of the Church to conceal it. Bankrupt the church with large settlements from victim lawsuits.
 

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DUDE! That is so bad on so many levels...
Really. But trusted nuns putting crucifixes up little girls is far far worse.

Jesus had a lot of good advice. Some present religions seem to have lost the plot, are wildly clueless.

Just in France:
found that priests and nuns alone abused around 216,000 children, but that the number climbs to 330,000 when they counted abuse at the hands of non-clergy
 

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Wonder why the pope doesn't say a little more about this problem....he must be getting some.
No, I think this pope is a man of good intentions. He has some experience out in the world, for example he was a club bouncer. That's why he was chosen, as an outsider and non-Italian, to be a reform pope. For one example he shut down the Vatican bank that had been used for money laundering forever.

But he's boxed in by the internal Vatican political power struggles, and the shared values there to keep problems out of sight from the public so as to not weaken the power of the Church. His reforms are timid compared to what can be done in a democracy. Hopefully the next pope gets a mandate to 'kick *** and take names', as a schoolteacher friend says.
 

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No, I think this pope is a man of good intentions. He has some experience out in the world, for example he was a club bouncer. That's why he was chosen, as an outsider and non-Italian, to be a reform pope. For one example he shut down the Vatican bank that had been used for money laundering forever.

But he's boxed in by the internal Vatican political power struggles, and the shared values there to keep problems out of sight from the public so as to not weaken the power of the Church. His reforms are timid compared to what can be done in a democracy. Hopefully the next pope gets a mandate to 'kick *** and take names', as a schoolteacher friend says.
Speaking of the pope.....

The Pope contracts a rare terminal illness.
The best specialists were quietly called in from around the world for consultation.After much debate and research they determined that the only hope to save the Pope's life was for him to have sexual relations with a woman. His advisors were notified and they in turn spoke in confidence with the pope. The Pope informs them that he needs a day to pray about it.



The next day the Pope summons his advisors and has the room sealed.

"My sons, after much prayerful consideration I have an answer. I have decided that you shall arrange for this most unusual treatment to preserve my life, for the good of the church, but on three conditions."



"What are the conditions, Your Holiness?"



"First, the woman that you choose must be blind. For if she sees that she is with the pope, she may either get sense of self-importance as the only woman to ever bed a pope, or she may lose her faith in the sanctity of my station. She must be blind."



"It will be so, what about the next condition?"



"For the same reason, she must also be deaf. While I try to be a righteous man, I am a man and as such I may cry out in pleasure during the act. She must not know that she is with the pope, so she must be deaf."



"Very wise, it will be done. What is the third condition?"



" Big boobs "
 

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What's the difference between a bluejay and a cardinal?

One's a small, blue bird and the other f**ks ten year old boys.
 

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