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I think it has not been talked about for so long and that is part of the problem. It is not comfortable. It shouldn't be.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: dug88
You would be surprised a lot of that kind of training is about spotting potential victim and abusers.
originally posted by: dug88
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: JAGStorm
I'm not sure the problem is as bad as you are portraying it. I work with a Roman Catholic Church on a volunteer program. Before I was allowed to participate I had to be finger printed and background check done. I was also required to take a class on child molestation prevention which interviewed a number on child molesters in the training film. It was disgusting beyond measure. Since I was required to go through so much vetting and training there is no doubt in my mind the RBC is very much aware of this issue and is taking strong actions to address it.
Does that not strike you as all kinds of #ed up that you needed to undergo training on not molesting children?
Like I can honestly say, i've never had a job that needed to train me not to molest children and i've taught children before.....
The fact that people working for the Catholic church need to undergo anti-molestation training kinda says there's a big #ing problem....
And Meh # it
I can't believe how ignorant people can be when their own religion cast women as being lower than men. The Catholic church has never allowed women to become priests, Bishops, Cardinals or even a Pope. Instead, the closest women were allowed to participate in the Catholic hierarchy was that of a nun. With all its ridiculous enslaving black habits they were forced to wear. Islamic and Amish religions also enslave their women with their forced dress codes. For women to conform to this enslavement and not realize it's degrading, is a tell-tell sign of brainwashing at a very young age.
I don't need a church or religious organization to believe in my God.
originally posted by: smkymcnugget420
a reply to: projectvxn
so you lump all of Islam but only focuse on a specific denomination of Christianity. what about Episcopale, or Baptists or Protestantism or Eastern Orthodox or Lutherans
They are all Christian faiths without the molestation... and many allow women to be priests. you'r hate seems to stem from ignorance.
The main point is the vast majority of Priest are what they say, think, work and live as which is very good and caring people.
Child molestation is not just a problem in the Catholic church. There are many Christian communities that struggle with sexual abuse.
I’m happy this pope is not glossing over the facts regarding abuse by the clergy.
It’s important to separate God and His holiness from the sinfulness of mankind. People will sin, but that in no way implies we have a God who doesn’t care or won’t hold them accountable.
The Catholic church is founded on many beautiful truths , just as Judaism was. Jesus did not let the many sins of the Jewish leadership of His days stop him from loving God and serving Him.