posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 06:40 PM
I don't really need to give examples of Clergy abuse. There are many well documented examples of Priest, Father, Rabbi and Nun abuse in every corner
of the world.
What I want to do is to ask a simple question.
Are these people already like that when they enter the Clergy, or are they made like that by entering the clergy?
Like I said in the title, it's a Chicken or the Egg scenarios.
Is it unnatural for a human being to refrain from sex? Does living a chaste life in the service of one's God, stifle sexual urges that one day just
I mean no disrespect to religion, nor the thousands of pastors and religious leaders that are wonderful people, serving their respective flocks.
What makes these people abuse? Are they already like that before they enter their life of servitude, or do their lives of servitude and abstinence
trigger these sick urges?
I know this is a hard topic, I hope we can have an intelligent debate about this.
In case you're wondering why I thought of this, today on the BBC website
Indecency probe cleric found dead
A Cambridge University cleric who was under investigation for indecency has been found dead at his home.
The Reverend Ian Thompson, Dean of Chapel at King's College, died at his house in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday afternoon.
The clergyman, born in Glasgow, was being investigated for crimes in the Strathclyde area.
Paramedics were called to attend a cardiac arrest. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "We can confirm a report was sent to Procurator Fiscal on 3 December 2007 in connection with alleged
historical indecencies regarding the Reverend Ian Thompson."
An East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Paramedics attempted CPR but were unable to resuscitate the man.
"He was pronounced dead at the scene."
The clergyman was involved in the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast each Christmas Eve, since 2005.
A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, he was a commanding officer in the Salvation Army for many years before being ordained in 1994.
All the best, kiwifoot.
[edit on 26-9-2009 by kiwifoot]