Humans aren’t all that great always… aren’t all that moral always, what makes rabbis and muslim leaders and buddhist leaders somehow outside the scope of that?
“Well… but, the news said Catholic priests did bad things”
So what? There is something “not good” happening in every organization that has over 15 members in it… it might not be child touching, but it’s something (and there are definitely some where it IS child touching).
If expressing shock at the notion of child molestation makes one a prude, guess that makes me a prude. Of course, not expressing shock at that idea may just make you a pedophile (or at least a pedderass), so I think I’m ok with being a prude.
Clearly this person seems to think that ONLY religious leaders in the Catholic church are child molesters. I do not believe that being Catholic is a precursor to child molesting/pedophilia/what-have-you. Perhaps it is time to get out from under the rock you’ve been hiding under.
What’s with the uptight people today (i.e. commentsatlarge, nomnomnom)
No one commenting is condoning child molesting! However, it’s stupid and rather ignorant to smear an entire faith on the basis of a few bad apples (that can be found in EVERY organized / unorganized faith).
So, apparently my sarcastic illustration of the flawed logic being expressed was missed. I’ll keep that in mind for the next time.
I totally agree MonkeyC, no one is condoning it. Faith or no, molestation can be present. It is a stereotype of Catholicism (just like all Italians being in the Mafia, or everyone in Jersey being like the idiots on “Jersey Shore”). Stereotypes, by definition, are stupid and ignorant. The more we insult and degrade a stereotype, the less power it has. Nothing serious was meant, and in whole, this is getting too serious — this is Lamebook after all.
@BritishHobo Lamebook has done that to me too! I hate the your/you’re mistakes. Had a go at a friend the other day for making that mistake on Facebook. There/their/they’re is also starting to really grate. Thanks Lamebook!
@Mcowles: I have yet to see someone who practices Buddhism to be a sexual predator. Although I cannot speak for all the other religions/beliefs and organizations, I am quite certain you would not find a child molesting Buddhist.
At least the Buddhist site condemned it. The Catholic church operate under Canon Law instead of Real Life Law, which basically enables them to diddle whoever they like, in as weird circumstances as possible, like making little children sign a contract to promise never to tell the police that the local priest was raping them. No one other than the Bishop that made them sign it. Canon Law Expert and Official Church Representative says: It’s okay guys! Its allowed under Canon Law! Phewarama.
I would love to say “in b4 hatred of various groups and ‘my group is better than yours cuz we don’t do illegal stuff’ ‘yes you do’ arguments” but that would have required me to post many hours ago.
Seriously, I have nothing against mocking the Catholic church for their shortcomings in this regard. Nor do I have anything against mocking any other church for their faults. I do, however, have problems with vitriolic hate-spewing such as is embodied in the first two posts. That’s not lame, that’s crossing into the territory of libel.
I believe it’s meant to be “Good” for the human race, the sins of whom Christian theology states that Christ died to redeem on said Friday.
The Catholic church has a system that is setup perfectly for molesting children and they do everything in their power to cover up and condone these vile actions. They deserve all the hate the world can muster towards them.
Other organizations/groups have these types present, but they are removed and punished when found out, not moved to other places so the crimes can continue.
I see no libel, only subpar jokes and scorn for an organization that when it finds out its members molest children do nothing to remove those people and continue the cycle of abuse. This stuff may be everywhere, but it more prevalant in the Catholic Church than anywhere else and when you combine that with their post abuse actions, people have every right to question and degrade these so called men of God.
I’m ashamed at you Lamebook. Honestly. On a good day, you could get up 200 comments of furious, yet increasingly boring discussion on some major issue mocked in today’s Lamebook post. But 48, most of them jokes? That’s not even worth not reading.
“The Catholic Church is a cult run by kid fuckers”
Is it true? Possibly, but I would guess enough of the higher ups are innocent to make this statement false. Is it meant to cause defamation? Yes. Ergo, libel.
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t mock the Catholic church or priests. Have fun. But remember that there is a thin line between scornful mocking and a crime.
Judge: “The court will now come to order in the case of Pope Benedict XVI vs. The Internet.”
Baliff: “Joseph Alois Ratzinger, place your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
Pope: “Umm, aren’t we allowed to just affirm these days?”
Pope: “Ok, yes I do.”
Lawyer: “Did you knowingly allow pedophiles to retain positions of influence over children?”
Pope: “I plead the 5th.”
Lawyer: “Sir, you are not in the US, nor are you an American citizen.”
Pope: “Umm, I meant the 5th Commandment. Honor thy mother and father. Yeah. And since I control the infallible word of God, I’m kind of like your father. So go fuck yourself.”
Lawyer: “Internet, do you have proof of Pope Benedict ever molesting a child?”
Internet: “HE’S A NAZI!”
Lawyer: “That’s not really relevant in this case.”
Internet: “FIRST! LOL!”
Internet: “COCKBAG! HAHAHA!”
Suddenly, a blinding white light coalesces in the room.
God: I can haz cheezburger? LOL!
Internet: WE WIN!
“But remember that there is a thin line between scornful mocking and a crime.”
actually, the line between a lame facebook post and a crime is pretty fucking huge.
And while the higher ups may or not have done the molesting (though at least one cardinal has been caught and they are right below the pope in false idol status) is not really the point. By covering it up they aide and abet child molesters, making they themselves child fuckers by association. You could even argue that thier actions fucked over a bunch of children. Either way, CC=child fuckers.
@ Kinga: Wow, one? Let’s sum that up to the millions of cases with the Catholics. I’m not against religion in any way (even though I am Atheist), I just DO NOT like their followers. Religion would not be so bad today if it were not for the followers of the religion. And do not even try to argue that point.