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Some Child Sexual Abuse Is God’s Fault

by Scrvpvlvs
Jun 19, 2004 11:43 PM–Out of one hundred priests and ministers, one or two will abuse children at some point. And some of the repeat offenses by Catholic priests are definitely God’s fault.

God says that people can control their most horrible impulses by praying to be healed. Christians have been told, and honestly believe, that a pedophile has a moral problem that can be healed by the process of confession, penance, and returning to God.

Therapists tell us that pedophilia is a mostly incurable mental illness, that most pedophiles will never learn to control themselves, no matter how hard they want to control themselves. But the Catholic church prefers to believe God. Priests who ought to have been kept permanently away from children are taught to return to God. And these priests are reassigned, and end up abusing children who could have been saved.

Some religious ideas which contradict facts and reason are merely funny, such as the idea that the world was created only 6000 years ago and God put the dinosaur bones in the earth as a prank. Some are merely disturbing, such as the idea that eternal life depends on the weekly practice of deophagy (eating and drinking the literal body and blood of God). But some are deeply dangerous. The idea that people can control their mental illness by praying to be healed is one of these.

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