I'm not INTENTIONALLY spinning anything ok?
Didn't say you were doing anything "intentionally". I just told you what you were doing.
I'm simple making an observation
I so agree.
there are a lot, LOT of reported child sex offenders as being priests!
Why not make the thread called-
There are thousands more cases of teachers being pedophiles.
There are more pedophiles recorded in nursery schools then in churches.
Does that make sense to you? why priests?
I wish I could make you fully understand how easy it is for me to make "sense" of you.
Why not dock workers?
Thousands of dock workers are pedophiles and hundreds of them also help traffic child slaves for various illegal activities.
In fact, many more dock workers help trade slaves, weapons and drugs then priests.
Is this making sense to you yet?
or an abundant amount of motor mechanics?
More mechanics are found each year dealing with the very same things I mentioned above, then all the priests you are referring to in this thread.
or an abundant amount of astronauts?
You win that one there.
So lets understand this together...pedophiles are a rampant problem in all countries of the world, all walks of life, and in all descriptions of
The question you should be asking is-
"why are you only aware of priests who molest children?"
Here...lets educate you a little, since we have you here already and so willing to ask questions.
The U.S. Department of Justice reports
797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being
reported missing each day.
203,900 children were the victims of family abductions.
58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.
115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. (These crimes involve someone the child does not know or someone of slight
acquaintance, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child
Also, some more facts for your head-
1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.
1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.
1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet.
Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.
An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.
Also, just to get you "on the ball" and in the know-
The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old.
More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8.
Nearly 50% of all victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling are children under 12.
Now...with your newly acquired knowledge, let me ask you this-
WHY ARE MOST OF THOSE CASES NOT DONE BY PRIESTS?
Statistically speaking, I guess we should trust priests more?
And, to answer your question on why "you are so aware of priests being pedophiles", perhaps it is because you get your "information" and
"perception of reality" from a TV or a circle of people with an agenda.
Or maybe you just are not paying proper attention to the matter.
Any case, I hope I have enhanced your understanding on this matter.
Thank you for your time.
[edit on 11-2-2010 by Mr Mask]