9th May 2011

“A church which believes in the possibility of redemption for the worst of criminals, even those with a propensity to re-offend, is morally praiseworthy, but not when it protects them from trial and punishment under their national law and provides them with fresh opportunities to rape those who in law and fact are not capable of giving consent.”

Geoffrey Robertson

2 Responses to “9th May 2011”

  1. Rotten Says:

    I don’t even agree that it’s morally praiseworthy. Religious morals are artificial morals. Real morals need to be contemplated and learned in a logical and empathetic manner, not through brow-beating and guilt.

  2. Doubting Thomas Says:

    Any empathy (or sympathy) within the Catholic church and all the others only extends to members of the team. We must remember – us ordinary humans – that their divinity makes it OK to Bomb,Shoot, Rape,Bugger and Rob because it has all been authorized by a higher infallible power.

    ps I wanted to use the word moral this comment – could not find a context.