Then explain why the Pope and the higher levels of the church protect the pedo priests
3/17/2011 4:58:10 AM
But, wait, if the priests are infiltrated with false priests wouldn't their decreasing relevance be a benefit?
3/17/2011 6:39:35 AM
Someone's been huffing too many chemtrails. As an ex-Catholic who still occasionally has to attend church services with family, I can say that the role of the priest hasn't changed in 40 years.
And while the church has problems with pedophile priests, it's not because of some worldwide conspiracy. It could be that a lot of pedophiles struggling with their sexual urges believe that if they become priests they can pray their pedophilia away. Unfortunately, practicing celibacy and putting them where they'll be close to children just makes matters worse.
3/17/2011 6:47:09 AM
"Josef Stalin ... saw two enemies of the USSR: the USA and The Roman Catholic Church."
"The Pope! How many divisions has he got?"
3/17/2011 7:29:08 AM
You forgot the homos
3/17/2011 7:43:56 AM
Now we are getting somewhere. If only Catholic priests concentrated on a role other than child abusing, then everyone would breath a sigh of relief. For instance, a role that would be eminently suitable for Catholic priests would be as community exorcists. Satan and his demons are everywhere these days, most prominently, of course, in Catholic priests and the Pope, so they could start by exorcising each other. I'm sure that children living in Catholic dioceses would be mightily grateful.
3/17/2011 8:27:43 AM
If Joseph Stalin were the one responsible for changes in the Catholic Church, then why would he name the organization the Latin for "New Order"?
At least you agree that the Pope is accountable for the sex abuse scandal... oh wait, you're not talking about that, are you? You're one of those Traditionalist nutjobs, aren't you? Damn.
3/17/2011 1:21:08 PM
Gimpo Pop Eyes
It's time for Roman Catholicism to move away from its traditional roles in society, such as the molesting of children. It must realize that it is now the 21st century, a time when homosexual acts between Catholic Fathers and young boys are frowned upon. I'm sure that the Pope can forgive the young scamps involved and move onwards to a truly celibate future where homosexuality is not uppermost in priests' minds. Here's hoping.
3/17/2011 3:44:22 PM
3/17/2011 9:05:46 PM
It's not like the catholic church is corrupt or anything, therefore it must be caused by them commies!
3/17/2011 9:38:33 PM
"It could be that a lot of pedophiles struggling with their sexual urges believe that if they become priests they can pray their pedophilia away" I have a better theory pedophile priests put themselves in that postion so they can molest children. They place themselves in power over the children by working at daycares and the like.
3/17/2011 9:51:42 PM
Raised by Horses
It's like General Ripper
, only crazier. I didn't think it possible, but here we are.
3/18/2011 12:30:53 AM
There is no mystery and awe that was evident in the Novus Ordo ‘service’ today. Over the past 50-60 years phony priests signed on to help destroy the Church by preying on the young. I believe they knowingly helped satan and the muslims in their evil by creating massive scandal.
WOW! I also heard about another conspiracy theory that Christians were really posing as Muslim terrorists in order to destroy Islam. Every terrorist was actually a Christians dressed up like a Muslim.
If this un-Godly mess that has perpetuated over the past 50 years isn’t corrected by the reigning pontiff the Holy Trinity will become incensed. Benedict’s successors to Pius XII had much explaining to do and it doesn’t take a lot of speculation to surmise where their souls may end up.
Everything is ungodly..there is no god you dick shit! There are no souls and no afterlives.
With Christianity greatly weakened and fewer adherents showing up on Sundays it’s no wonder Muslims with their Koran and form of evil government are emboldened and asserting themselves in every nation.
Well, if Christians stopped dressing up as muslim terrorists then they would get more adherents, but thats what they get for listening to Bush jr.[/sarcasm]
3/18/2011 6:49:39 AM
Good luck explaining why there are cases of pedophilia in the church long before the birth of Stalin(and long after his death, for that matter)
3/18/2011 10:35:29 AM
Gee. It's not like they might exhibit aberrant sexual behavior because they are denied healthy, "normal", sexual behavior. While it's not universally true one will notice, if one studies sexual mores of different societies, the societies with the fewest taboos tend to have less sexual violence.
3/18/2011 4:32:40 PM
EDIT: Posted in wrong thread.
No, people are moving away from the Catholic Church because they're fed up with the constant anti family planning, gay bashing, woman hating, pedo protecting, money grubbing rhetoric. There is no great conspiracy, just individuals removing themselves from a sick system.
The numbers will continue to decrease as long as the church refuses to adapt.
3/19/2011 3:13:03 AM
If Stalin was the master mind behind it, logically it would have been publicised when he was alive which, not by coincidence, was also the time when the Catholic Church was more powerful than ever in Europe. So, making them public almost half a century after his reign of terror doesn't make any sense. Neither can a single government control so many individuals in so many countries with success(not even the Pope, apparently).
3/19/2011 11:24:51 AM
Dr. Steve Brule
I'm sure that Stalin must have been terrified of the huge Roman Catholic population in the former USSR. They must have made up at least .001% of the population...
3/23/2011 12:39:28 AM
William of Occam disagrees with you.
3/23/2011 1:17:09 PM
What I find the most amusing is that this same group of people who believe that their Church is infallibly protected by God when it teaches that birth control is evil, that women cannot be priests, that priests cannot marry, and that homosexuality is disordered somehow believe that God would let their Church drop the ball when it comes to defining how they worship.
I mean, if you're going to let someone tell you how to think at least be consistent and let them tell you how to think all the way!
3/27/2011 10:29:13 AM