5th December 2011

“If the Vatican wanted to do a credible investigation of sexual abuse they would not send archbishops and cardinals. These people – the church hierarchy – are the very people who have caused this problem.”

Thomas Doyle

6 Responses to “5th December 2011”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    Unsurprisingly, I agree.

    I don’t know what the odds are of an individual priest being a active offender, but let’s say it’s one in 100. Each bishop supervises a number of priests – in the case of Rochester it’s 374. That’s the first one for which I found statistics, so again for the sake of argument, let’s say each bishop manages 200 priests.

    Doesn’t this mean that each bishop could be sheltering about two offenders? If they are, they are perverting the course of justice. If this admittedly rough analysis holds any water, then the bishops are the last people who should be investigating the outrages. As for the pope….

  2. holysmokes Says:

    If they had any REAL integrity, they would call law enforcement for every single allegation. Let the police do the investigations, discreetly at first. Then if evidence is discovered, allow it to become public. That would shield innocent priests from frivolous accusations, yet allow an outside entity to perform a proper investigation.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Arch I think we are talking about the ones that get caught being 1 in 100. As for being offenders you can count all 100. The church is a false front for pedophiles. It is this fact that makes it absurd to send in cardinals and bishops.

    One sure thing, when you steal from a thief, he will never call the cops.

  4. The Heretic Says:

    The church is a secretive organization. Who better to keep the secrets than with people of have dreadful secrets of their own? I bet you would find more than just pedophiles among their ranks. I can think of at least one Nazi. I bet pedophilia is just the tip of the iceberg.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Symbolism being what it is, why then would the Pope wear a phallic hat?

    I mean that is what the image is or what the symbolism is but why? Why wear that?

    It is amazing to me that the flock isn’t asking this? Why they aren’t seeing it right in front of their eyes.

    You know you have them fooled when you can wear that hat right in front of them and no one wonders, no one asks and questions about the hat.

  6. Atheist MC Says:

    There you go… The Prat in the Hat, turns up with Things one and two to play with young children while their parents are out.