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Posted By: robomatic
15-Aug-18 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
Subject: BS: Clerical abuse of kids: More Revelations
I knew during the Boston scandals that this was just the beginning. Boston folks are no more prone to be abusers or abused than any other localities.

Abuse and coverups have been publicized in Australia in the recent past, and now big time in Philadelphia. We have first class movies closely linked to events which deal with organized abuse and coverup. Primary in my mind are two greats: Philomena. Spotlight.

You do not mess with basic human drives without consequences. Think of the forces within nature which one sublimates at one's peril. Think of grass bursting through sidewalks, of water wearing down rock, of Spock during pan farr. You can legislate, you can regulate, you can perorate, but everyone does it, or there be consequences.

Deuteronomy says thou shalt not muzzle the ox when it treads the grain.

In early church history, priests could have spouses
. It's time to consider giving priests some options. Marry after ordination, get neutered, or join a twelve step program addressing this basic drive.