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17-04-2017, 09:29 PM
RE: The Inquisition Vs Raping Children
(17-04-2017 08:02 PM)ImFred Wrote:  
(17-04-2017 05:40 PM)Anjele Wrote:  *altar

You have some direct knowledge?

Probably just spellcheck....

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17-04-2017, 09:37 PM
RE: The Inquisition Vs Raping Children
I went with the inqisition because you've got to be kidding yourself if you think that child molestation is something new that came along in the 20th century. Between the questionable motives many people had for entering the priesthood (get them out of sight!), a lifetime of celibacy, and an organization more willing to contine the crimes than admit its flaws it's pretty much inevitable. You're hearing about it now because the church has lost a lot of its power and is now open to external investigation, but it's been going on for millenia.

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08-05-2017, 07:32 PM
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Child molestation has been going on since the dawn of mankind. that's nothing new. However, what's the correlation between these two? :/ ... why exactly we have to choose from these two? :/
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08-05-2017, 09:28 PM
The Inquisition Vs Raping Children
(17-04-2017 05:44 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  The difference is that the church hierarchy engaged in a policy of suppression and cover-ups. This included:

Moving molesters to new locations.
Refusing to alert authorities and/or engaging authorities to aid the cover-up.
Paying off victims with settlements tied to the victims' continued silence.
Moving molesters outside of the countries in which their crimes were committed.
Paying legal fees and financial penalties for molesters.
Enacting policies punishing witness clergy who alerted authorities.

To this day, we still do not know the extent of the damage, the depth of the crimes committed.


Can someone tell me why? Why do they cover something like this up?
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08-05-2017, 09:54 PM
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(08-05-2017 07:32 PM)TheUnholy Wrote:  Child molestation has been going on since the dawn of mankind. that's nothing new. However, what's the correlation between these two? :/ ... why exactly we have to choose from these two? :/

Because I hate Catholicism and tried somewhat unsuccessfully to make a point.
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09-05-2017, 12:01 AM
RE: The Inquisition Vs Raping Children
(08-05-2017 09:28 PM)KUSA Wrote:  Can someone tell me why? Why do they cover something like this up?

I think the suspicion is that it's so widespread that the scandal might hurt the church really badly if they were open about it.

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26-08-2017, 07:18 AM
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I had no choice but to choose the inquisition. At least for the most part they aren't killing the kids. Back in the inquisition, they tortured people to death. They would put someone on a sharp piece of metal and then put weights on them, causing them to very slowly be split in two. Virtually any kind of sex is better than that.
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16-10-2017, 06:15 PM
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If anyone has heard the Bob Dylan song The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, the singer asks his listeners to hold their tears while discussing the death of Hattie Carroll, and only allows them to cry when the killer is let off with a six month sentence. As terrible as the crime is, the lack of justice is worse. I don't care what school in what town had more abuse cases than the Catholic Church, the cover up is the part that is most pernicious.

I suppose the Inquisition was worse, however, as it involved outright sanctioned torture and killing. Religious conservatives of course believe that life would somehow improve if only modern civilization could go back to the days where religious authorities had state power. Just look back on what those centuries were like. The Catholic Church at the zenith of its power did not create a utopia of infallible moral justice. It allowed for slavery (some popes even owned slaves,) the persecution of religious minorities (Christian 'heretics' often got it worse than Jews did) and the Catholic hierarchy was at its most worldly, most rapacious, most vengeful. The Vatican was once Caligula's Circus, and in many ways...
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17-10-2017, 09:56 PM
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(26-08-2017 07:18 AM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  I had no choice but to choose the inquisition. At least for the most part they aren't killing the kids. Back in the inquisition, they tortured people to death. They would put someone on a sharp piece of metal and then put weights on them, causing them to very slowly be split in two. Virtually any kind of sex is better than that.

But children were tortured and killed by the Inquisition. Lots of children.

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17-10-2017, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, pretty sure kids were diddled and innocents were burnt throughout the Big I.
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