I am sure the victims expected them to behave better than non clerics. Thus the logic, the kids thought their actions must have been moral. Testimonies of victims show they could not fathom the priests doing so much wrong. This false expectation is the problem.<quoted text>
Hard for me to relate to that type of illogic.
Around the parts where I was raised, most of us regarded priests the same as any other mere mortal men, they just wore distinguishable collars, attesting to the specific job held within an institution, no more perfect than any other mortal men, with no different expectations in behavior of as well.
But never was it insinuated, that they should have some sort of special "right" to abuse anyone else either...and in fact actually, maybe we expected them to behave a little BETTER, than the bigger majority of the non-clerical types.
Thank you for pointing that out.
Sorry you are unable to relate.