24th March 2010

“How can a church that wielded absolute power, that dictated the lives and morals of its flock, all the while secretly tolerating abuse within its ranks – how can it now claim that a gradual liberalisation within society was part of the context that allowed abuse to flourish?”

Fergus Finlay

7 Responses to “24th March 2010”

  1. Holysmokes Says:

    Apparently the church feels that “openness” is part of what they perceive as gradual liberalism. If so, then they are right. As people begin to realize that they can speak up, more of the abuses will come out. Its about time.

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    I blogged on this the other day here (apologies for the shameless self promotion). I think the context is in the quote I posted from Ratzinger’s letter to Irish Catholics.

  3. Steve Says:

    Good Question, Fergus.

    Because that same church does not now wield absolute power; it must now rely on subterfuge and deceit.

    ‘I didn’t do it. Did you see me do it? It is someone else’s fault.’

    How long until these creeps are criminally punished and regulated?

    Ahrrg. I am off to read AMC’s blog.

  4. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    I rue that I put money in the baskets of these evil men.

  5. Steve Says:

    Cap’n, don’t feel too badly; it was just a drop in the bucket.

    You should see how the church trots out when our elders are on their deathbeds… …not to give comfort, but to be included in the will. Truly galling behavior.

  6. GoodWithoutGod Says:

    But wasn’t the abuse all Satan’s fault?? I mean, that’s what the head RCC exorcist (aka brain-dead gullible moron) recently claimed.

    Smoke and mirrors, my friends. Smoke and mirrors.

  7. Steve Says:

    Well, technically I think they call that smoke incense.