I for one don't believe the church is doing enough at all, they do condemn the actions but
nothing ultimately changes. Unless there is some meaningful change people will not be
satisfied at all. I believe is still goes on it just hasn't caught up with the perps yet and made
public. This is not a singling out condemnation either. The reason I say it still goes on is
because its an ongoing problem, that won't be cured over night if ever. It is a problem for
religious organizations and for other groups in society like minor hockey and a host of others.
Woodstock had nothing to do with it, it has been going on for centuries.
The other things this thread shows is that, all religions are complicit and in fact wrote it into
their Holy Books and Testaments of Scriptures as it will. This I believe was done because
these problems were prevalent during the ancient times as well so they became part of the
teaching in order to justify their deviant acts and make them mainstream.
It should be a reminder the Holy Scriptures were not written by God or Christ or some other
great messenger sent from God. They were written by men who were responding to the
social causes and practices of the day. We have to confront these situations and realize the
first flaw is that the books and teachings reflect a view that is now two thousand years old.
Ever read what Christ said about slaves obey your masters? Why would Christ not condemn
slavery period? It was a social acceptable practice. The Spanish Inquisition was one of the
most evil spectacles the Middle Ages witnessed, and yet the Church did nothing to curb it they
enforced it. It was socially acceptable at the time.
One other thing that troubles me is that, the Church officially didn't acknowledge the world was
round, was because centuries ago the Pope said other wise and to say other wise would mean
the Papacy was not infallible. In other words the Church has always found an excuse or a reason
as to why its ill fated decisions are never their fault. I think there has to be criminal trials of all
Priest accused of such crimes whether they are young or old. We need to hold them before the
world court and the whole world should be tuned in.
In addition the other churches should present their list of sexual criminals to be brought before
international justice. This way, people could witness the evil first hand. If that were to happen the
churches would finally have to do something because then forever more their sexual conduct
would be in the spotlight. We can rant all day about errant priests and ministers and it will be business
as usual. If we are going to complain we should be ready to propose some solutions and I have
just given one idea are their anymore? The only thing the Catholic Church and others will respond
to is public shame and humiliation so we should give them as much as they can handle until they
do something about the sexual deviants and and sex offenders entrusted with positions trust inside
their institution. Remember, Priests, Rabbi's, and other religious leaders as well as sports coaches
and so on who are guilty of criminal offences are in sexual criminals. The people who hide them or
give them sanctuary by moving them on are equally as guilty. The people who make excuses for
them and cover for them, or pretend all is well, how should we view them? That is the question.
No one is perfect, but then again to what do we reduce ourselves to in society when we condone
such action, because we will not demand justice for those who can't demand it for themselves?
There are many who are demanding change within their institution and to those I applaud them.
I don't want to see religion destroyed, I just want them to obey the law, and I want them to not be
allowed to make false claims about salvation etc, when the churches are exempted from product
claims when they are running a business. We sometimes lose sight of the fact churches are given
considerable power and tax relief within our society and they are abusing it on a regular basis and
things must be tightened up. Churches Must Obey The Law like every other group in our society