It’s Sunday, and I’m feeling decidedly just a little fed up with folks attempting to couch bullshit within a non-existent layer of piety. Humor me. [sigh] Or don’t.
I was watching the “Sixty Minutes” television program tonight, and Mike Wallace was doing a segment on some Catholic pedophile priests out in New Mexico. I’m sorry I can’t remember folks’ names and I haven’t taken the time to find a cite for this story, but Wallace was doing a story about several pedophile priests, and there was this one particular priest whom Wallace reported was on record as testifying to the fact that his raping a 15 year old girl until she was 18 was not a sin nor a violation of his vows of celibacy “because there was no passion involved.” :eek: :rolleyes: :mad: :eek: [shudder] First off, celibacy means having no sex at all, whether there is passion or not. Second, why in the world would anyone want to have sex if there’s no passion? Thirdly, if there was no passion involved, then what in the holy hell was involved? :mad:
Now I confess. I’m just a little confused here. Well, actually I’m thoroughly confused about all this sex/pedophilia business going on in the Catholic church and no doubt other religions too–I imagine we just ain’t heard about them yet. [sigh] How could that priest go on record saying that he didn’t think what he did was wrong? IIRC–I ain’t no Catholic–the Catholic church preaches that pre-marital sex is wrong, that priests are supposed to be celibate, and the last time I checked rape is against the law! What the hell is going on here? How is it that all these Catholic priests are sinning left and right with the belief that they are not violating other folks’ rights, violating sacred law, abusing their positions of authority, destroying their parishioners’ faith and/or sanity, and breaking secular law as well? Where do these priests learn this behavior? Were they abused as altar boys or something and then decided to carry on this sick tradition by becoming priests too? Is it a part of the curriculum at the schools where they go to become priests?
And, though I feel for the victims of all this rape/pedophilia, I just have to wonder how those folks could remain Catholic after seeing/experiencing all the hypocrisy. Has everyone lost their damn minds? It seems that folks are just so focused on sinning and talking about not sinning that they’ve left all thought of love or Jesus or God behind.