Pedophilia is not 'sad'. It is ego-driven sexual acts, against those who cannot understand or fight back, and it is pre-meditated evil.<quoted text>
Yay we agree this time. Pedophiles ars pedophiles the like children. They think they are normal..
It is a sad thing about so much covering up ovrr the decades..i cannot figure out why..once the higher ups realized the problem..if they wanted to cover up..they didnt send those priests to one of the many monasric settjngs they own instead of to othef parishes..at least they would not have reoffended..living up some mountain with no temptation might have been good for their souls...too bad there are no islands to permanently banish all pedophiles to..IMHO
What is so sad is that the Catholic Churcvh has done so much good in the world..so many charities they have been pioneers in....I have a feeling we are going to see a lot more of it from tbis very humble man who has just become Pope Francis..Pray it is so. It is sad that the church and its members and priests have been all judged by the actions of these criminals..
The fact that contributors to, and supporters of, the Catholic Church, are being judged for their continued contributions and support, of an organization dedicated to avoiding prosecution of evil pedophiles, and the persecution of anyone it 'disapproves' of, is not 'sad'. It is a reaction to the evil of pedophilia, and the exasperation of those whom the Church despises for being what 'God' created them to be.
And how is that sweeping judgment of Catholics, any different than the sweeping judgment you'd like to apply to all providers of women's health care, in the wake of Gosnell's trial?
What is 'sad', is the gullible nature of folks who think 'God' is some kind of magician, who rewards them, and punishes others.
The Divine is not a 'being'. It is consciousness, and the ability to do good in the world. And it is inherent in all of us.