Do you ever wonder at the absence of women in the Catholic religion?
Women used to be there...but were eliminated.
Priests, even Popes had lady friends and wives.
The back story is the Catholic church eliminated women to prevent the affluence of the church from dissipating. If a married priest died his property transferred to his wife and family...away from the Church.
Celibacy ensured there would be no property transfer. It was called "God's will".
I don't think God gave people "parts" he didn't intend them to use.
Today, we respect the crimes of men. You can't go to the Gynocologist (if he's a man) without a woman in the room.
The media referrs to what Catholic priests have participated in as "sex scandals".
But let's name it correctly: "Sex crimes".
My point? Just that you notice how language is used to re-frame reality. In this case, soften the blows committed by these men. (As if they need to be protected.) It's a scandal of course, but the real scandal is nobody seems to be naming these actions adequately. I'm a little scandalous because I refuse to wear my seatbelt but...
In a criminal courtroom there are victims.
As an injured child, you have to sue the priest in order to find justice. The penalty...is monetary. If you don't have money to hire an attorney...no justice for you.
The lawsuits are handled in a Civil manner when, in my opinon, the police should be involved. The police we pay to protect us. But where are the police? "
Oh yea, they're busy giving me tickets for not wearing my seat belt.
"Good Morning officer, that's a shiny new car you're driving...I'm glad my tax dollars paid for it. Wha? You're giving me a ticket?"
I'm on my third seatbelt infraction and, based on the fines, stimulating the economy. No need to thank me.