I'm sitting back reading Nelson's Sunday School
and something has occurred to me. After decades of this inaction on priests whom have raped children all over the world, we have seen little to no action from governments and parents. Governments aren't prosecuting the church for having protected these guys. They aren't prosecuting Priests and telling the Vatican to give them up. The Mexican
priest whom even molested his own children never faced any real consequences. Jesse Ventura
brought up the idea of prosecuting the church under the RICO act which was designed to enable prosecutors to go after the Mob as a group. It's really about attacking the conspiracy that is behind this hiding and enabling which is aiding and abetting felonious criminals.
This exposure and the pissing in the face of the membership with claims of "petty gossip" and the like is an insult to the membership. Why do they put up with it? We see numbers dropping in total attendance and weekly attendance. I can't understand why Catholic Churches aren't a ghost town. I would go as far as saying that attendance at a Catholic Church given what we have learned in the last 20 years, is an immoral act. The membership supports the defending and harboring of criminals. They foster the idea that pedophiles will find those accepting of their "condition" there rather than needing to face their demons and seek therapy.
I don't have any children. So I have to relate this to my wife because she's the one that I feel the most protective of. If someone were to take my wife and rape her. I think that I could let the police deal with it. If I took the information to the police and they came back calling it "petty gossip" and I had to sit around watching them go on with their lives, I would leave a swath of bodies. This being a non-Catholic website, I'm not advocating that someone go out and be violent. But what I'm trying to illustrate is that this scandal is showing just how broken a people these Catholics are. The sheep analogy comes to mind. To have little to no action being taken, to have the molestation of my child being referred to and "petty gossip", and you think that I'm just going to sit back and take it? For life to just go on after the rape and molestation of what is sure to be 25 to 30,000 children is untenable.
Catholics, you have a greater duty to your children, and the children of your friends than you do to the church. Don't be Abraham or Jeptha, no one honestly respects them. This, and those remaining Catholics, are a shining example of what is wrong with religion. You do not stand up for what is moral or ethical. You stand for a Church whom would rape your children then laugh in your face. This is not an act of humanity or compassion. If I saw someone treating a dog this way I would speak up yet you cannot find the strength stand up and be counted in defense of children. Stop looking to your leadership to decide what is right. You know what you need to do. Take off those shackles. Rub the sand out of your eyes and come enjoy life. Believe in God if you like. Practice as a Catholic if you choose. But end this organization today because of what it is doing to you and your children.