Catholic Church Officially Blames Hippies for Their Child Abuse Scandals

WoodstockVia the LA Times:

Blame the flower children. That seems to be the chief conclusion of a new report about the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal. The study, undertaken by John Jay College of Criminal Justice (PDF) at the request of America’s Catholic bishops, links the spike in child abuse by priests in the 1960s and ’70s to “the importance given to young people and popular culture” — along with the emergence of the feminist movement, a “singles culture” and a growing acceptance of homosexuality. It also cites crime, drugs, an increase in premarital sexual behavior and divorce.

The problem with this conclusion isn’t that it absolves molesting priests of responsibility. Even the study’s authors wouldn’t go that far. Rather, the flaw with the theory is that it’s unsupported by any data or evidence. It thus detracts from the report’s other findings, which are based on empirical research. Indeed, aside from its implausible indictment of the ’60s counterculture, the report is an enlightening analysis of an abominable chapter in the Roman Catholic Church’s history.

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  • Tuna Ghost

     Anyone have a link to the actual data?  So far I’ve seen nothing that explains how on earth hippies are to blame for Church abuses and cover-ups.  Not that I’m taking the claim seriously, but I can’t even find the argument written down anywhere.

    • Honu

      No data necessary Tuna. When you’re the authority in a mass delusional movement you get to say stupid shit and your followers nod their heads.  Kind of like fevered nationalism and pure capitalism (or communism for that matter).

      • Tuna Ghost

        Well the Church didn’t do the study, guy.  The John Jay College of Criminal Justice did the study, which at the least sounds like a legitimate group until this kind of bullshit pops up.  They’re part of the City College of New York, you’d think they would have some idea what they’re doing.  So far no one can point me to their data.  

        • Lcook1227

          @Tuna Ghost, the “study” was largely funded by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops: “The study, initiated in 2006, was conducted by a team of researchers
          at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City at a cost
          of $1.8 million. About half was provided by the bishops, with additional
          money contributed by Catholic organizations and foundations. The
          National Institute of Justice, the research agency of the United States
          Department of Justice, supplied about $280,000.” The conclusions are ridiculous.

    • Lcook1227

      And I’m looking for the actual data, but in the meantime, consider this, “the researchers used a cut-off age of 10 and under for “pre-pubescent”
      victims, compared to the cut-off of 13 and under used by the American
      Psychiatric Association”. Let’s discuss kids between 11 and 18. I want to kill the priests. In my high school, we all knew who they were. We just didn’t understand the gravity of their actions.

  • Tuna Ghost

     Anyone have a link to the actual data?  So far I’ve seen nothing that explains how on earth hippies are to blame for Church abuses and cover-ups.  Not that I’m taking the claim seriously, but I can’t even find the argument written down anywhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GarryMcLaughlin79 Garry McLaughlin

     WTF? So it’s basically *everyone* else’s fault that Catholic priests were raping children? I bloody well think not! Responsibility lies first and foremost with the individual priest, and secondly with the Church. That’s as far as it goes. To even begin a study like this, with such an unbelievably skewed outcome, just proves the Catholic Church has no intention of genuine repentance or in accepting responsibility. Which is in a way, almost as disgusting as the rape culture itself.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Thus is the nature of the master -slave relationship… 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1262340724 Rich Clark

      What the author basically did was sit down, dreamt up some shit, write it down, then raise two thumbs up and go, “So, what do y’all think? Winner?” And there was much joy in the Vatican.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GarryMcLaughlin79 Garry McLaughlin

     WTF? So it’s basically *everyone* else’s fault that Catholic priests were raping children? I bloody well think not! Responsibility lies first and foremost with the individual priest, and secondly with the Church. That’s as far as it goes. To even begin a study like this, with such an unbelievably skewed outcome, just proves the Catholic Church has no intention of genuine repentance or in accepting responsibility. Which is in a way, almost as disgusting as the rape culture itself.

  • Junny

    Now I know why Cartman hates hippies.

    • SF2K01

       “Hippies. Hi-i-ippies. They’re everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad. He-elp!”

  • Junny

    Now I know why Cartman hates hippies.

  • SF2K01

    “Hippies made me do it.” I’ll have to remember that one if I’m ever accused of permitting sexual molestation and protecting the offenders when they’re caught.

    • Junny

      You might as well work for the Pentagon.

  • Anonymous

    “Hippies made me do it.” I’ll have to remember that one if I’m ever accused of permitting sexual molestation and protecting the offenders when they’re caught.

  • Anonymous

     “Hippies. Hi-i-ippies. They’re everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad. He-elp!”

  • BrianApocalypse

    Catholic priests are always on the lookout for a scapegoat to blame for their shortcomings. Usually it’s good ol’ Satan, but now we have the hippies. It really highlights the absurdity and evil of their ways, trying to bolster their bigoted philosophies via their own faults, and vilify an opposing culture in the process.

    Their lies and patheticness could not be more transparent at this stage, and things like this only serve to strengthen the world’s perception of them as utter frauds, liars and bigots.

    • WTFChuck

       Well said. In their search for a scapegoat, they’ve tried blaming the victims, the devil, the “Jews”, the “faggots”, now its “Hippies”. My parents were ‘hippies’ and they never abused kids. They’re using that argument to try to convince ppl that the “abuse was all in the past” and doesn’t happen anymore. What f’n ASSCLOWNS. It’d be funny if it weren’t so g’damn disgusting. I really wish those involved in abuse of kids start slitting their throats  Until then we got to pass laws that take these aholes OUT of society. 

  • Anonymous

    Catholic priests are always on the lookout for a scapegoat to blame for their shortcomings. Usually it’s good ol’ Satan, but now we have the hippies. It really highlights the absurdity and evil of their ways, trying to bolster their bigoted philosophies via their own faults, and vilify an opposing culture in the process.

    Their lies and patheticness could not be more transparent at this stage, and things like this only serve to strengthen the world’s perception of them as utter frauds, liars and bigots.

  • Junny

    You might as well work for the Pentagon.

  • WTFChuck

     Well said. In their search for a scapegoat, they’ve tried blaming the victims, the devil, the “Jews”, the “faggots”, now its “Hippies”. My parents were ‘hippies’ and they never abused kids. They’re using that argument to try to convince ppl that the “abuse was all in the past” and doesn’t happen anymore. What f’n ASSCLOWNS. It’d be funny if it weren’t so g’damn disgusting. I really wish those involved in abuse of kids start slitting their throats  Until then we got to pass laws that take these aholes OUT of society. 

  • Honu

    No data necessary Tuna. When you’re the authority in a mass delusional movement you get to say stupid shit and your followers nod their heads.  Kind of like fevered nationalism and pure capitalism (or communism for that matter).

  • Tuna Ghost

    Well the Church didn’t do the study, guy.  The John Jay College of Criminal Justice did the study, which at the least sounds like a legitimate group until this kind of bullshit pops up.  They’re part of the City College of New York, you’d think they would have some idea what they’re doing.  So far no one can point me to their data.  

  • Tuna Ghost

    inuenced by social factors in American society gen-erally. This increase in abusive behavior is consistentwith the rise in other types of “deviant” behavior,Why is the text this big

  • Tuna Ghost

    Alright, found the actual study. Dig this: “The rise in abuse cases in the 1960’s and 1970’s was influenced by social factors in American society generally. This increase in abusive behavior is consistent with the rise in other ‘deviant’ behavior, such as drug use and crime, as well as changes in social behavior, such as in increase in premarital sexual behavior and divorce.”

    Ummm how do you know this? Why is there a connection between molesting pre-sexual minors and “social factors” in American society?

    “Social move-ments, such as the sexual revolution and developmentof understanding about sexual victimization and harm,necessarily had an inuence on those within organiza-tions just as they did on those in the general society.” So was there an increase in child molestation in all affected areas of American society? The study found that out-and-out peadophilia was only affecting 5% of the priests reported for abuse, so they can’t claim that the “sexual revolution” made people more prone to paedophilia or made those with these urges more likely to act. “An analysisof the patterns in the Catholic Church must be situatedin a broader analysis of social and societal forces in theUnited States over the last half of the twentieth century.Perceptions of ‘normal’ sexual behavior are not stableover time, nor are laws governing the sexual behaviorthat is considered wrong.” Hmmm I could be wrong but I could swear that sexual contact with pre-sexual minors has steadily remained a strong taboo in western culture for quite some time.

    Am I missing something? Yeah there’s a correlation with the rise of counter-culture ideas within popular society and the rise in cases of abuse within the Catholic Church, but where in the seven hells are they seeing a connection? Attitudes about sex changed, so all of a sudden abusing prepubescent children doesn’t seem as bad to priests who don’t are even out-and-out pedophiles? Is this what they’re trying to convince me of?

  • Anonymous

    Let’s face it, the Catholic church is among the most psychopathic, hypocritical and bloody institutions known to man. Don’t be a fool and expect anything they do to make sense.

    If God exists, he knows these folks are working for the other guy.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Let’s face it, the Catholic church is among the most psychopathic, hypocritical and bloody institutions known to man. Don’t be a fool and expect anything they do to make sense.

    If God exists, he knows these folks are working for the other guy.

    • Grooveboss

      I blame the church for hippies 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

      try these sites, unrelated to   molestation……………

      http://www.nobeliefs.com

      http://www.catholicarrogance.com

      or google   [country name] – catholic church molests children            and be horrified.

      not one more cent for them will ultimately solve the problem.

  • http://newdruidexpress.blogspot.com Symbollocks The Druid

    Well, the Pope did present a powerful argument that all those orphans, emboldened by Vatican II, cynically perverted Catholic doctrine to encourage an environment of licentiousness and sexual irresponsibility.
     
    http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/letters/2010/documents/hf_ben-xvi_let_20100319_church-ireland_en.html
     
    The hierarchy, in all their naive simplicity are the real victims here.  Let’s assign the blame where it truly lies–with 8 year old children, not a highly secretive network of polylinginual scholars with post-graduate educations.

  • http://newdruidexpress.blogspot.com Symbollocks The Druid

    Well, the Pope did present a powerful argument that all those orphans, emboldened by Vatican II, cynically perverted Catholic doctrine to encourage an environment of licentiousness and sexual irresponsibility.
     
    http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/letters/2010/documents/hf_ben-xvi_let_20100319_church-ireland_en.html
     
    The hierarchy, in all their naive simplicity are the real victims here.  Let’s assign the blame where it truly lies–with 8 year old children, not a highly secretive network of polylinginual scholars with post-graduate educations.

  • Lcook1227

    @Tuna Ghost, the “study” was largely funded by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops: “The study, initiated in 2006, was conducted by a team of researchers
    at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City at a cost
    of $1.8 million. About half was provided by the bishops, with additional
    money contributed by Catholic organizations and foundations. The
    National Institute of Justice, the research agency of the United States
    Department of Justice, supplied about $280,000.” The conclusions are ridiculous.

  • Lcook1227

    And I’m looking for the actual data, but in the meantime, consider this, “the researchers used a cut-off age of 10 and under for “pre-pubescent”
    victims, compared to the cut-off of 13 and under used by the American
    Psychiatric Association”. Let’s discuss kids between 11 and 18. I want to kill the priests. In my high school, we all knew who they were. We just didn’t understand the gravity of their actions.

  • Lcook1227

    And I’m looking for the actual data, but in the meantime, consider this, “the researchers used a cut-off age of 10 and under for “pre-pubescent”
    victims, compared to the cut-off of 13 and under used by the American
    Psychiatric Association”. Let’s discuss kids between 11 and 18. I want to kill the priests. In my high school, we all knew who they were. We just didn’t understand the gravity of their actions.

  • DeepCough

    Y’know, Vatican, we would have been more likely to accept the excuse “The Devil made you do it.”

  • DeepCough

    Y’know, Vatican, we would have been more likely to accept the excuse “The Devil made you do it.”

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

     I totally agree with them. Our culture has become permissive and soft on crime…lending credence to almost any act. This wouldn’t be a problem if we applied the rules of previous centuries appropriately.

    Example: priest molests children. No one calls police or complains to church…they just drag him screaming from his home, sodomize him with a hot poker, gouge out his eyes and kick him to death with a finale curb stomp…then hang the body where crows can peck at it with a sign saying “Priest/Child Molesters Wind Up Like This!” Walla! The problem slowly ceases to exist…all thanks to good old fashioned values instead of this peace and love hippie forgiveness crap. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7NSDHXZVKAFK4SVLFWIQQDXURI Dirk Johnson

      Yes, that will work.  In anarchist retarded land.

      • Sheila

        Vlad the Impaler is alive and well- fair but firm eh?

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        It works even better in ironic sarcasm land…a legendary place that eludes many…look closely…you’re standing in the middle of it.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

     I totally agree with them. Our culture has become permissive and soft on crime…lending credence to almost any act. This wouldn’t be a problem if we applied the rules of previous centuries appropriately.

    Example: priest molests children. No one calls police or complains to church…they just drag him screaming from his home, sodomize him with a hot poker, gouge out his eyes and kick him to death with a finale curb stomp…then hang the body where crows can peck at it with a sign saying “Priest/Child Molesters Wind Up Like This!” Walla! The problem slowly ceases to exist…all thanks to good old fashioned values instead of this peace and love hippie forgiveness crap. 

  • superfluous

    gonna play devils advocate here, but..
    has there been a proportional decrease in sadistic violence against children by catholic clergy? if so, then even the vatican are gradually moving towards a more sane and open approach to life..
    next step might be to get these priests a date or something..

  • superfluous

    gonna play devils advocate here, but..
    has there been a proportional decrease in sadistic violence against children by catholic clergy? if so, then even the vatican are gradually moving towards a more sane and open approach to life..
    next step might be to get these priests a date or something..

  • Anonymous

    Thus is the nature of the master -slave relationship… 

  • Geistknife

    Jesus was a hippie.

    • Grooveboss

      The hippie 

  • Geistknife

    Jesus was a hippie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Polybius777 Danny James

    I blame hippies for everything. It’s more socially aceptable than blaming Jews…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Polybius777 Danny James

    I blame hippies for everything. It’s more socially aceptable than blaming Jews…

  • Grooveboss

    I blame the church for hippies 

  • PhenethylamineX

    LOL

    “The problem with this conclusion isn’t that it absolves molesting
    priests of responsibility. Even the study’s authors wouldn’t go that
    far. Rather, the flaw with the theory is that it’s unsupported by any
    data or evidence.”

    Nothing new here, to have no backing to a theory has never stopped the church; it´s actually how organized religion thrives, faith in ignorance.

  • PhenethylamineX

    LOL

    “The problem with this conclusion isn’t that it absolves molesting
    priests of responsibility. Even the study’s authors wouldn’t go that
    far. Rather, the flaw with the theory is that it’s unsupported by any
    data or evidence.”

    Nothing new here, to have no backing to a theory has never stopped the church; it´s actually how organized religion thrives, faith in ignorance.

  • Vickielira

    Interesting how one generation of Hippies could so easily undo two thousand years of Catholic faith. I am of the Hippie generation and I have never in my life molested a child. 

  • Vickielira

    Interesting how one generation of Hippies could so easily undo two thousand years of Catholic faith. I am of the Hippie generation and I have never in my life molested a child. 

  • Anonymous

    The main lie in this “study” is the claim there was a “spike in child abuse by priests in the 1960s and ’70s.”

    Child abuse by priests didn’t spike, the *reporting* of child abuse spiked. Priests have been molesting kids since the church began. Why do you think they invented altar boys?

  • OldUncleDave

    The main lie in this “study” is the claim there was a “spike in child abuse by priests in the 1960s and ’70s.”

    Child abuse by priests didn’t spike, the *reporting* of child abuse spiked. Priests have been molesting kids since the church began. Why do you think they invented altar boys?

  • Rvportner

    The only spike is the reporting of the abuse. They have been doing it since the beggining.

  • Rvportner

    The only spike is the reporting of the abuse. They have been doing it since the beggining.

  • SouthClaw

    Many people in the United States think our local and state government need to issue “vouchers” so parents can send their kids to religious schools on the taxpayer dime.  It would shield them from the smut, violence, profanity etc. that they suffer in public schools.  They would be in a “safe”‘ environment.

    Now let’s reverse the equation.  Priests molest children and everybody turns a blind eye and a deaf ear.  If a public school teacher even looks at a student in a way that could be considered “suggestive,” he or she will be ran out of town, if not chased by some maniac with a rifle.

     

    • Mimidove9

      Honestly, I have taught English language arts in both public high schools and private high schools, and parents should take the private high schools over the public high schools any day of the week, and for parents everywhere–be very, very suspicious of any adult who wants to spend private time with you children and get “close” to them. I don’t know of any normal men who want to babysit or spend considerable time alone with children. P.S. for everyone–not everyone who says they are Christian, are Christian. Even Jesus made a special note of this several times in the New Testament. And, the Bibe does not advocate breaking the law, to “be subject to governmental authority.” Child molesters seem to be in a self-induced coma of consciene, and believe that they are entitled to do what they do.” Execute them. The problem with the Catholic Church scandals is that years later is hard to prove? Maybe the rule should be that they should not be alone with ANY children, and why would they need to be alone with a minor? “Parents, raise up your children in the fear and admoniton of the Lord.” I cannot imagine why adults would need to be alone with other peoples’ children????? Oh, and by the way, I don’t think permitting child molesters to marry will cure their problem of deceiving and abusing children. STUPID idea.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_76MITND6RHT2G3FEDZB2QJQM7E C.

        Don’t be a jackass.  There are many normal men who enjoy children.  Do you think only women like children?  What happens if you end up executing or imprisoning a man who happens to like children, like Raffi, or Mr. Rogers?

        You are the perverse one.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1262340724 Rich Clark

          Dude, two words:  Michael Jackson.

  • SouthClaw

    Many people in the United States think our local and state government need to issue “vouchers” so parents can send their kids to religious schools on the taxpayer dime.  It would shield them from the smut, violence, profanity etc. that they suffer in public schools.  They would be in a “safe”‘ environment.

    Now let’s reverse the equation.  Priests molest children and everybody turns a blind eye and a deaf ear.  If a public school teacher even looks at a student in a way that could be considered “suggestive,” he or she will be ran out of town, if not chased by some maniac with a rifle.

     

  • Mario Mason

    Organized religion at work again, Trying to blame somebody else for THEIR sins!!

  • Mario Mason

    Organized religion at work again, Trying to blame somebody else for THEIR sins!!

  • Gergith

    For as much as I don’t condone the behaviour or activity; You do realize that there is a LOWER population of paedophiles within the catholic church per capita then there is throughout the general male population.

    Phrased in other words, out of 100 general males in the general world population, and 100 priests, statistically there will be more chance of paedophiles in the general population.
    I will try very hard to find the literature I read this from.

    I point this out not to absolve the church. More to say that this is a world problem, not a catholic priest problem. I agree they shouldn’t protect there priests from the full brunt of the law. But to say that all priests are paedophiles is simply misinformation.

    Paedophiles are paedophiles. All of them should be thrown in jail and it made known they are paedophiles. A little social/jail revenge.I agree this whole report being pushed through may be bunk. That doesn’t change the fact that you have an organization tasked with explaining while there own are molesting children. In the end, NO reason will be satisfying. NO reason will justify the act. And the simplest reason is probably true. these are simply morally corrupt people who enjoy the act. No different then the Senators accused of the same acts.

    Speaking of which. I wonder how high ranking political people compare per capita.Here are some supporting documents:http://www.newsweek.com/2010/04/07/mean-men.html and another:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/24/opinion/main1933687.shtmlQuoting from this last one:“[T]hink the Catholic Church has a problem?” she said. “The physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.”  – Charol ShakeshaftSo again, I’m not excusing there behaviour. I think it is terrible. I am against demonizing the Catholic church over this. They have MUCH better reasons to demonize them over. It also makes people falsely think that Church is much less safe then say schools, when the inverse is the truth.

    [As a footnote, if it matters, I'm an atheist with serious disdain for the Catholic government. Just not there followers]

    • Silentrunningfrog

      Nah, let’s deomonize the shit out of them. They do it on a consistent basis with reports like this claiming hippie faggots like me are responsible for sick ass priests abusing little kids. Give them a taste of their own medicine.

      • davynicholls2003

        Some Catholic priests molest children, so do some scoutmasters, teachers, bank managers, vagrants,politicians, nuns, draftsmen, plumbers.and so on ad nauseum   ……………..get it? The problem is endemic has gone on since homo sapiens has existed and will continue for as long as we exist. The cover up has also gone on in all areas of society and will also continue

  • Gergith

    For as much as I don’t condone the behaviour or activity; You do realize that there is a LOWER population of paedophiles within the catholic church per capita then there is throughout the general male population.

    Phrased in other words, out of 100 general males in the general world population, and 100 priests, statistically there will be more chance of paedophiles in the general population.
    I will try very hard to find the literature I read this from.

    I point this out not to absolve the church. More to say that this is a world problem, not a catholic priest problem. I agree they shouldn’t protect there priests from the full brunt of the law. But to say that all priests are paedophiles is simply misinformation.

    Paedophiles are paedophiles. All of them should be thrown in jail and it made known they are paedophiles. A little social/jail revenge.I agree this whole report being pushed through may be bunk. That doesn’t change the fact that you have an organization tasked with explaining while there own are molesting children. In the end, NO reason will be satisfying. NO reason will justify the act. And the simplest reason is probably true. these are simply morally corrupt people who enjoy the act. No different then the Senators accused of the same acts.

    Speaking of which. I wonder how high ranking political people compare per capita.Here are some supporting documents:http://www.newsweek.com/2010/04/07/mean-men.html and another:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/24/opinion/main1933687.shtmlQuoting from this last one:“[T]hink the Catholic Church has a problem?” she said. “The physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.”  – Charol ShakeshaftSo again, I’m not excusing there behaviour. I think it is terrible. I am against demonizing the Catholic church over this. They have MUCH better reasons to demonize them over. It also makes people falsely think that Church is much less safe then say schools, when the inverse is the truth.

    [As a footnote, if it matters, I'm an atheist with serious disdain for the Catholic government. Just not there followers]

  • anon

    Guys, this isn’t real.  It’s from The Onion, a humor site.

  • anon

    Guys, this isn’t real.  It’s from The Onion, a humor site.

    • Toggle

      @anon….it’s not from the onion….where did you get that from?

  • Grooveboss

    I wonder why they don’t just blame it on the devil like back in the days 

  • Grooveboss

    I wonder why they don’t just blame it on the devil like back in the days 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7NSDHXZVKAFK4SVLFWIQQDXURI Dirk Johnson

    Yes, that will work.  In anarchist retarded land.

  • Sheila

    Vlad the Impaler is alive and well- fair but firm eh?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    It works even better in ironic sarcasm land…a legendary place that eludes many…look closely…you’re standing in the middle of it.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    What did you expect?  That the catholic church would say, yes, we are riddled with sex offenders and that last two popes have been criminals for aiding and abetting them by protecting and concealing them.  Then there is the additional felony of being an accessory after the fact.  Ratzinger is still alive, so he should be in prison. 

    Most of the problems of the world are, and always have been, caused by religion.  For example, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, 9/11, and family planning clinic bombing in the USA.  Then there were the crusades, the inquisition, witch burnings, and the dark ages.  Get the idea?

    Humanity will never truly be free until the black yoke of religion is lifted by the clear light of truth and rational thinking.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

    What did you expect?  That the catholic church would say, yes, we are riddled with sex offenders and that last two popes have been criminals for aiding and abetting them by protecting and concealing them.  Then there is the additional felony of being an accessory after the fact.  Ratzinger is still alive, so he should be in prison. 

    Most of the problems of the world are, and always have been, caused by religion.  For example, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, 9/11, and family planning clinic bombing in the USA.  Then there were the crusades, the inquisition, witch burnings, and the dark ages.  Get the idea?

    Humanity will never truly be free until the black yoke of religion is lifted by the clear light of truth and rational thinking.

  • Johnpavy

    WTF are they smokin’? they still did do doing it.

  • Johnpavy

    WTF are they smokin’? they still did do doing it.

  • http://twitter.com/BozoDeathGod BozoDeathGod

    So… The Inquisition must’ve been because of the Beatniks, dig?

  • http://twitter.com/BozoDeathGod BozoDeathGod

    So… The Inquisition must’ve been because of the Beatniks, dig?

  • Grooveboss

    The hippie 

  • Silentrunningfrog

    Nah, let’s deomonize the shit out of them. They do it on a consistent basis with reports like this claiming hippie faggots like me are responsible for sick ass priests abusing little kids. Give them a taste of their own medicine.

  • Darknsexy9

    the catholic church is digging it’s own grave…

  • Darknsexy9

    the catholic church is digging it’s own grave…

  • Darknsexy9

    the catholic church is digging it’s own grave…

  • http://madmonq.wordpress.com madmonq

    I hate hippies so I find this explanation correct, even logical.

    My parents were aware of this kind of behavior from priests when they were kids.  Before the 1960s. 

  • Anonymous

    I hate hippies so I find this explanation correct, even logical.

    My parents were aware of this kind of behavior from priests when they were kids.  Before the 1960s. 

  • Toggle

    @anon….it’s not from the onion….where did you get that from?

  • cosmicserpent

    When I read shit like this it really..REALLY pisses me off.

  • Anonymous

    When I read shit like this it really..REALLY pisses me off.

  • Anonymous

    When I read shit like this it really..REALLY pisses me off.

  • davynicholls2003

    Some Catholic priests molest children, so do some scoutmasters, teachers, bank managers, vagrants,politicians, nuns, draftsmen, plumbers.and so on ad nauseum   ……………..get it? The problem is endemic has gone on since homo sapiens has existed and will continue for as long as we exist. The cover up has also gone on in all areas of society and will also continue

  • Mimidove9

    Honestly, I have taught English language arts in both public high schools and private high schools, and parents should take the private high schools over the public high schools any day of the week, and for parents everywhere–be very, very suspicious of any adult who wants to spend private time with you children and get “close” to them. I don’t know of any normal men who want to babysit or spend considerable time alone with children. P.S. for everyone–not everyone who says they are Christian, are Christian. Even Jesus made a special note of this several times in the New Testament. And, the Bibe does not advocate breaking the law, to “be subject to governmental authority.” Child molesters seem to be in a self-induced coma of consciene, and believe that they are entitled to do what they do.” Execute them. The problem with the Catholic Church scandals is that years later is hard to prove? Maybe the rule should be that they should not be alone with ANY children, and why would they need to be alone with a minor? “Parents, raise up your children in the fear and admoniton of the Lord.” I cannot imagine why adults would need to be alone with other peoples’ children????? Oh, and by the way, I don’t think permitting child molesters to marry will cure their problem of deceiving and abusing children. STUPID idea.

  • AspieAlex

    Good grief. The only effect the counter-culture had on this subject was to take away some of the stigma/taboo surrounding the subject of sex so victims would more readily talk about the abuse. Most likely the catholic church has been a haven for child molesters since its beginnings. Priests don’t become pedophiles because they can’t marry, they ARE pedophiles who sign up an organization that has a history of enabling their sickness. 

  • AspieAlex

    Good grief. The only effect the counter-culture had on this subject was to take away some of the stigma/taboo surrounding the subject of sex so victims would more readily talk about the abuse. Most likely the catholic church has been a haven for child molesters since its beginnings. Priests don’t become pedophiles because they can’t marry, they ARE pedophiles who sign up an organization that has a history of enabling their sickness. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_76MITND6RHT2G3FEDZB2QJQM7E C.

    Don’t be a jackass.  There are many normal men who enjoy children.  Do you think only women like children?  What happens if you end up executing or imprisoning a man who happens to like children, like Raffi, or Mr. Rogers?

    You are the perverse one.

  • Dicko

    these wierdos will say anything to get away from the truth that the priesthood attracts sexually repressed messed up weirdoes latent child molesters and seriously perverted individuals

  • Dicko

    these wierdos will say anything to get away from the truth that the priesthood attracts sexually repressed messed up weirdoes latent child molesters and seriously perverted individuals

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1262340724 Rich Clark

    What the author basically did was sit down, dreamt up some shit, write it down, then raise two thumbs up and go, “So, what do y’all think? Winner?” And there was much joy in the Vatican.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1262340724 Rich Clark

    Dude, two words:  Michael Jackson.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    Criminals always claim innocense and blame others.

    the wonderful thing is that so many people are leaving the church, and its supersttions which have resulted in endless horror all over the west.  Hardl,y any different , if not worse then islam.

    If you google  [country name ] – catholic church molests children, you will see this is a world wide problem. of course the report to the bishops was prepared and paid for by them.

    Its just the old “not guilty your honor” game – even when the criminal was caught with the still smoking gun.

    the sooner the church’s trillions of $$ are distributed to the poor and the victims of the unmarried, even forbidden to masturbate priests – we are all sexual creatures –  the better off society will be

    And the billions or trillions will build lots of jails for the hierarchy who even worse hid these vile crimes, re-assigned known guilty priests to a new location with new child victims.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    Criminals always claim innocense and blame others.

    the wonderful thing is that so many people are leaving the church, and its supersttions which have resulted in endless horror all over the west.  Hardl,y any different , if not worse then islam.

    If you google  [country name ] – catholic church molests children, you will see this is a world wide problem. of course the report to the bishops was prepared and paid for by them.

    Its just the old “not guilty your honor” game – even when the criminal was caught with the still smoking gun.

    the sooner the church’s trillions of $$ are distributed to the poor and the victims of the unmarried, even forbidden to masturbate priests – we are all sexual creatures –  the better off society will be

    And the billions or trillions will build lots of jails for the hierarchy who even worse hid these vile crimes, re-assigned known guilty priests to a new location with new child victims.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VVHGFY6INZQ5SX4HLNUF4NSIE Stanley J

    try these sites, unrelated to   molestation……………

    http://www.nobeliefs.com

    http://www.catholicarrogance.com

    or google   [country name] – catholic church molests children            and be horrified.

    not one more cent for them will ultimately solve the problem.

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