I don’t guess this is a good time to give thanks to the Christian God for much of anything. Especially since He watched as hundreds, if not thousands of children were molested. The Christian God heard their cries for help and did NOTHING to stop it for decades! It seems we can’t trust the Christian God to watch over our children and keep them safe. He can’t even do it in his own house with his own servants. Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, no wonder they now prefer to say “happy holidays”. Not much Merry in the Christmas for those kids.
The full list of reports can be found at the following link:
The summary of the report is provided below:
The Roman Catholic Church is said to have covered up DECADES of child abuse by priest in an attempt to protect the church’s reputation. This was discovered after a three year investigation into the matter.
Several government investigations into chronic child rape, beatings and other cruelty in Catholic-run schools, children’s workhouses and orphanages in 1975-2004 were conducted.
The government indicated their investigations “shows clearly that a systemic, calculated perversion of power and trust was visited on helpless and innocent children in the archdiocese.”
With respect to the abuse cases the government stated: “The perpetrators must continue to be brought to justice, and the people of Ireland must know that this can never happen again,”
The 720-page report – delivered to the government in July but released Thursday – analyzes the cases of 46 priests against whom 320 complaints were filed. The 46 were selected from more than 150 Dublin priests implicated in molesting or raping boys and girls since 1940. Eleven priests convicted of child abuse are named in the report, but 33 are referred to by aliases and two have their names blacked out because they have yet to face justice.
The report also rejected past bishops’ key claim that they were ignorant of both the scale and criminality of priests’ abuse of children, showing that the Dublin Archdiocese negotiated a 1987 insurance policy for future legal costs of defending lawsuits and compensation claims.
The report states that ”the taking out of insurance was an act proving knowledge of child sexual abuse as a potential major cost to the archdiocese.”
Investigators spent three years poring over 60,000 previously secret Dublin church files. Among the files were more than 5,500 that Martin’s predecessor, retired Cardinal Desmond Connell, had tried to keep locked in the archbishop’s private vault.
“One priest admitted to sexually abusing over 100 children, while another accepted that he had abused on a fortnightly basis during the currency of his ministry which lasted for over 25 years.”
“A few (priests) were courageous and brought complaints to the attention of their superiors. The vast majority simply chose to turn a blind eye,” the report said.
In May, the government published a report on decades of child abuse in Catholic-run schools, workhouses and orphanages. More than 12,000 victims of rape, beatings and mental abuse have received compensation payments from a government panel exceeding euro800 million ($1.2 billion).
I am surprised that anyone can feel it moral to follow this Christian belief after what has already been exposed. It is likely this is not all we will come .
Yet, fools (dumb sheep) will still look to the Church for answers on “morals”. We have Christians of all types now making excuses for child abuse, child rape, child labor, and in America we have Christians supporting the re-election of a Christian President that sent American troops to die for his war based on lies of WMD and ties to 9/11. A President that used God as an excuse for it all, to include torture. Christians in overwhelming numbers supported and re-elected Bush and thus approved, supported and condoned his immoral acts. Yes, they are just as accountable for those acts.
Just because these people follow some superstition that millions respect doesn’t mean they are above the law or that they can commit any immoral act and get away with it. Ted Haggard, Jimmy Baker, Jimmy Swaggert, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig, Vittner, John Ensign to name a few high profile Christians, seems to slide past any real accountability.
Imagine how many low profile individuals are getting through the cracks. If the most “moral” of the “moral” are doing such sick acts, then the Christian idiots that come here and leave comments like “fuck off you piece of shit” are likely hiding many other vile acts while they claim to follow a “moral” God.
What happened Christians? You attempt to tell us that we have no morals without religion and it appears the opposite is true. With religion, we discover how to be immoral and claim it is moral, hide it with money and power and praise God while we tell others how they should live!
It is time for the world to wake up to these superstitious claims, stop believe the lies that are spread because threats are made of terrible harm that will come if you don’t follow. Grow up, stand up and be honest to the children. Stop threatening them with your God’s great punishment and torture for eternity. Let them have a chance at life and escape the lies you are forced to live with.