7th May 2010

“I rejoice to have a colleague in the episcopate who, in the eyes of history and all the other bishops of the world, preferred prison rather than denouncing one of his sons, a [pedophile] priest.”

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyo

14 Responses to “7th May 2010”

  1. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    Ahh, Religious leadership! Ain’t it so damned special?

    Essentially, the Cardinal is rejoicing to have a colleague who, by association, is protecting and thereby condoning the pedophile.

    I want to hear a logically presented defense of this position. Could some of you “believers” see what you can do about that?

    Naaaah. It’ll never happen. Finally, there is a topic that we should all wholeheartedly agree on, and somehow, some way……….. well, let’s just see what happens.

    BAT

  2. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Here’s another:

    “Society today is pedophile, that is the problem. So, people easily fall into it.”
    -Archbishop Dadeus Grings

    What a cesspool the Catholic church remains.

  3. H t k a Says:

    I know a lot of good people.Some are Catholic.A good living person will not condone pedophile.Man I wish that you would stop generalizing people,like painting all catholics with the same brush.There are still a lot of good people left in the world.Some Might even be Atheists.

  4. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Calling the Catholic church a cesspool (or criminal enterprise) is not the same thing as saying the members of the church are bad themselves. I was raised Catholic, my family remains Catholic and I have many close friends that are Catholic. It would be insulting to defend people that need no defense. But the church they belong to, that is run by power mad sociopaths (see above) that have committed and continue to defend grave crimes against their weakest members. If what they’ve done was done by, say, a corporation, the entire leadership would be rotting in jail. In many places they’d have simply been lynched and I’d shed no tears.

    Many people have left the church in revulsion which demonstrates that the clearer thinking members cannot make themselves believe that what their leadership has done is passable. Pope Been-a-dick, Christ’s vicar on earth, was directly involved in covering up grave crimes. How can one accept that this steaming turd was appointed as God’s representative? You can’t. Not if you have an ounce of self honesty.

  5. exsongbird Says:

    i hope this opens, at least some peoples minds, as to how evil the church, and its teachings are. the pope himself knowingly covered up the sexual abuse of children, and has the audacity to call himself “a man of god”.
    he should be in jail for what he did, just like the ones that committed these sick crimes to start with. how someone can continue to support an institution that condones this is beyond me. it’s now where the pope is just trying to cover his ass, and not go down in history as the one that knew what was going on, but covered it up to “save the reputation” of the church.
    christianity leaves a few more shattered lives in its wake, as its done since the beginning……..

  6. solomon Says:

    Dear exsongbird,

    Its not the church and its teachings that is evil. Its the human themselves who runs these institutions, some are evil & most are not. Evil exists almost everywhere not to limit on to the church only, even in the minds of the wisest man. Evil deeds are propagated by SATAN. One have to make a choice. To follow satans footsteps or to avoid it. If they avoid it then they have won. With the existence of these evil doers does not mean one has to burn down the whole church. One should only try to correct it.
    And to the Atheists check first the evils conducted by your lots (homosexual) which is more absurd than one could imagine before bashing other faiths.

  7. Atheist MC Says:

    The idea that a church is not comprised of its hierarchy and congregation is ludicrous. A Church isn’t some abstract deity given entity it is a human institution. In the case of the Cathoilic Church it is a particularly corrupt and self serving one and it has been ever thus.

    Sol the troll: Statistically 1 in 10 atheists are likely to be homosexual. Strangely enough the same proportion of Muslims and Christians and pizza delivery persons will also be gay. Only a very small proportion of them will be evil.

  8. PEB Says:

    If it helps the religious then think of it in this ficticious way.

    You are driving down the highway in your new Toyota when someone swerves in front of you. You brake but nothing happens. The brakes have failed and you hit the other car which kills your passenger.
    You since find out that Toyota knew the brakes might fail. The cover-up went all the way to the top of the organisation but in order to save face and more importantly money they did nothing about it.

    As the victim would you want the entire Toyota company to be held responsible? Of course you would. I imagine the parents of the 6 year old disabled boy who was anally raped by his preist might want justice even more.

  9. H t k a Says:

    Caption Zero I totally agree with what you say.No body in their right mind would defend such acts , unless they are perverts themselves.

  10. BoB Says:

    Solomon,
    We are not puppets in a show, being coerced by forces of good an evil and left to decide which path to follow. “Good and evil” are creations of the human mind. Satan?! Really? Every time I hear that word I imagine some bible-thumping hillbilly picketing and condemning every person different from them to hell. It’s nice to know that this is what religion produces (along with hate crimes, terrorist attacks, etc..). I haven’t heard any big news about athiests lately… you?

  11. John Says:

    Atheist will not have to anything to religion. If one just stands back and watches, religion is doing a fairly great job its self; in self imploding. When the World finally figures it out and ever gets off the oil nipple; the Middle East will revert back to regional clan wars amongst local preachers because the money also dried up and Western religions will never be able to overcome to their own sanctimonious greed and it’s own inter-strife and all the religions will be self marginalizing and are thus be domed to failure.

  12. The Heretic Says:

    Get off the “oil nipple”? Interesting. Nearly all other options need to be gov’t subsidized in order to be cost effective, which is a polite way of saying they aren’t. Nor are they efficient for our purposes. So, what do you propose?

  13. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Clearly getting off of hydrocarbons is a fine goal and one that ought to be pursued. What we in America don’t seem to be good at these days is making the investments necessary to pursue ANY national goals, let alone this one. I hope ‘peak oil’ will concentrate our collective minds.

    I think the right approach is “all of the above”. We need solar, hydrothermal, wind and hydro. If you are serious about getting off hydrocarbons (coal and oil) then you have no choice but to build nuclear. There’s not a choice there because none of the other strategies address base load.

  14. John Says:

    Evan if we do build nuclear at least it is doing something and not the oil tit.