'Casual about dress, serious about God'

'Casual about dress, serious about God'

There are 50 comments on the Public Opinion story from Aug 12, 2009, titled 'Casual about dress, serious about God'. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

On a recent Sunday in Fresno, Calif., congregant Eric Rogers arrived at New Covenant Community Church wearing board shorts and flip flops.

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On da Fence

Princess Anne, MD

#41 Aug 17, 2009
BTW...

I was 13 years old (early 70's when I exposed this nut to my mother...LONG before all the publicized "actions" of these gay-horny bastards!)

I've thought, over the years, of exposing this "nut" and collecting millions...I have plenty of witnesses as to behaviors from him, etc...

As I said, I was "LUCKY"...

He still "poses" as a Priest last I heard (a year ago).

I'm waiting...who will throw the first "religious" salvo and explain this away!!?
On da Fence

Princess Anne, MD

#42 Aug 17, 2009
STILL WAITING!!!

Hmmmm...NO bible versas come to mind?
Truth

Gettysburg, PA

#43 Aug 17, 2009
On da Fence wrote:
BTW...
I was 13 years old (early 70's when I exposed this nut to my mother...LONG before all the publicized "actions" of these gay-horny bastards!)
I've thought, over the years, of exposing this "nut" and collecting millions...I have plenty of witnesses as to behaviors from him, etc...
As I said, I was "LUCKY"...
He still "poses" as a Priest last I heard (a year ago).
I'm waiting...who will throw the first "religious" salvo and explain this away!!?
I know it would be a very emotional and stressful drawn-out process for you, but I would love to see that pedophile get his just due. The Catholic Church has known about these problems for years, yet they still continue to do very little about it. I hope someday you sue and win big against them. As more and more victims step up, more and more money is leaving the Catholic Church. They cannot go bankrupt quickly enough for me.

Either way, I wish you the best. You were luckier than many children whose parents would usually believe a "person of God" over an innocent child. Still, I am sure you have your own burdens to bear as a result of that priest. Keep up the fight for justice.
On da Fence

Princess Anne, MD

#44 Aug 17, 2009
Truth wrote:
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I know it would be a very emotional and stressful drawn-out process for you, but I would love to see that pedophile get his just due. The Catholic Church has known about these problems for years, yet they still continue to do very little about it. I hope someday you sue and win big against them. As more and more victims step up, more and more money is leaving the Catholic Church. They cannot go bankrupt quickly enough for me.
Either way, I wish you the best. You were luckier than many children whose parents would usually believe a "person of God" over an innocent child. Still, I am sure you have your own burdens to bear as a result of that priest. Keep up the fight for justice.
At my current age, the justification of "why" I would approach this now would be lost.

I actually hold few "demons" per say with that nut.(But, TY for your thoughts on the mental aspects!)

I agree with your point...all too few were believed and the "spiritual leader" was above the abuse. I'm fortunate as to being grounded, all too many are not and will continue to suffer.

I keep ALL options open...never know - I may just get pissed off one of these days with bible-thumping garbage and kick back...only because it's deserved!

Since: May 09

Franklin County PA

#45 Aug 17, 2009
On da Fence wrote:
BTW...
I was 13 years old (early 70's when I exposed this nut to my mother...LONG before all the publicized "actions" of these gay-horny bastards!)
I've thought, over the years, of exposing this "nut" and collecting millions...I have plenty of witnesses as to behaviors from him, etc...
As I said, I was "LUCKY"...
He still "poses" as a Priest last I heard (a year ago).
I'm waiting...who will throw the first "religious" salvo and explain this away!!?
There's no justification. What happened to you and others was deeply and profoundly sinful. The Catholic church has utterly failed in how they addressed abusive priests, and anger and outrage is the only reasonble response. I'm not sure that I would be able to trust God either if that had happened to me.
Truth

Manahawkin, NJ

#46 Aug 17, 2009
On da Fence wrote:
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At my current age, the justification of "why" I would approach this now would be lost.
I actually hold few "demons" per say with that nut.(But, TY for your thoughts on the mental aspects!)
I agree with your point...all too few were believed and the "spiritual leader" was above the abuse. I'm fortunate as to being grounded, all too many are not and will continue to suffer.
I keep ALL options open...never know - I may just get **** off one of these days with bible-thumping garbage and kick back...only because it's deserved!
Only kick back in the right way. Hit them where it really counts so fewer future children will have to endure such abuse. Best wishes!
Truth

Manahawkin, NJ

#47 Aug 17, 2009
Mr AnonyMouse wrote:
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There's no justification. What happened to you and others was deeply and profoundly sinful. The Catholic church has utterly failed in how they addressed abusive priests, and anger and outrage is the only reasonble response. I'm not sure that I would be able to trust God either if that had happened to me.
Anonymouse, no disrespect meant in any way, but why would anything that routinely happens in life throughout history now shake your belief in God? Just curious. Thanks.

Since: May 09

Franklin County PA

#48 Aug 18, 2009
Truth wrote:
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Anonymouse, no disrespect meant in any way, but why would anything that routinely happens in life throughout history now shake your belief in God? Just curious. Thanks.
Let me clarify - if I had been sexually abused by a member of the clergy when I was a child, I think that very well could have wrecked by ability to trust God. But the fact that tragedies happen in the world all the time doesn't *now* shake my belief in God.

I was expressing that certain timing in life (as a child) and certain perpetrators (those we trust the most) causes emotional, psychic, and spiritual wounds that are incredibly difficult to heal from. I was trying to express my empathy toward Fence.
Larry collins

AOL

#49 Aug 18, 2009
ListenUpDummies wrote:
Organized religion is all just one tremendous inspired hoax.
It's all built upon pomp and cirmcumstance, invented tradition and false ceremony. It is one giant "production" and the whole "show" is meant to inspire fear and a sense of submission in the follower.
If you people wanna keep your magic show going, you better damn sure people are scared enough of the fires of hell not to wear flip flops to meetin'.
Amen.
This is well said my friend. I go to a independant church then I know wherre my tighes go. amen
Beams

London, KY

#50 Apr 16, 2013
Well I seriously not too thrilled with God!. I mean Him taking my store away from me and all. Actually, I curse God. I curse God and the Holy Spirit for this!!!. I curse them real good every day and I am PROUD of this!!!. HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!?. Zeioy zeioy zeioy!. HaHaHaHa!!!. I love it I love it!!!.

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