Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hurt

I'm so hurt by some of the headlines in the news lately. I just sat through the evening news... and the tears ran from my eyes when... once again... the Catholic church is making headlines.

Children have been molested and it hurts my heart. And the Catholic church works EXTENSIVELY to cover it up. **heavy sigh** Hundreds and hundreds of children, FOREVER changed.... never to be the same.... ever.

Celibacy is so unnatural.

5 comments:

ShellyP said...

I agree. Paul said that if we can't contain ourselves we should get married. I'll bet most of the priests chose that life because they really wanted to do right, but a little power will make the week mind go crazy.

AKL said...

hurting with you...

Sista K said...

Whats unnatural about celibacy? And I dont understand the correlation between making vows to God to abstain from sex to molesting kids. If we are going to use Paul..we might add that Paul was indeed celibate all the days of his life and he never molested any kids or anybody for that matter. Child molestaion isnt really about pent up sexual desire spilling over...because just as easily a priest could have clandesine or secret homosexual relationships with other adult priests or even nuns if that were the point (in fact they do every day). Child Molestation is about the power you have over a powerless child victim..and its about being a pedophile (who just so happens to love being in positions that put them in power or leadership over children...peodphiles are drawn to jobs like being priests, ministers...teachers...coaches...girl scout and boy scout leaders ...it makes being accesible to kids that much easier) To be a pedophile means to be sexually attracted to children...that would have been the case if these dudes had had wives and families and secular jobs in regular neighborhoods...I wasnt molested by any priest but by a so called regular adult man who was in a realtionship & having sex with other regular adult women...yet he still did his "ish" to me....we need to be careful about associating making vows of celibacy for religious reasons with sexual deviance.... There are alot of decent priests out here who have never done these type of atrocities...and have honored their vows to God and their church...

chase said...

I agree, I dont believe celibacy is unatural, its MAKING celibacy a rule that is unatural to me...a lot of priest go into the priesthood for the same reason a lot of men go into marriage, thinking it will "heal" them of their bad behaviors, only it doesnt and it winds up seeping out again. I cant stand watching the news, it makes my sould hurt.

Beauty said...

I think many of those pedophile priests don't have faith and use that religion thing JUST to be able to do their thing and get away with it because they KNOW they will be protected by the catholic church that would do anything to protect a perfect image. Others think being a priest will heal them like Chase said. But pedophilia just can't be cured. Pedophile and rapists in general should be castrated period!