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At least 216,000 children were victims of sexual assault by the French Catholic Church

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  1. corleone
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    I have no doubt that the Catholic Church covered up an enormous amount of sexual abuse. Regardless, it is worth noticing that 216,000 is an estimative.

    I have no doubt that the Catholic Church covered up an enormous amount of sexual abuse. Regardless, it is worth noticing that 216,000 is an estimative.

    A wide-ranging study by research and polling groups estimated there had been around 216,000 victims, and the number could rise to 330,000 when including abuse by lay members.

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    Arshan
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    Fuck the catholic church; hail Satan!

    Fuck the catholic church; hail Satan!

    9 votes
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      Is this a joke? Do you know who the 'character' of HaSatan is from the Hebrew Bible?

      Is this a joke? Do you know who the 'character' of HaSatan is from the Hebrew Bible?

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        streblo
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        People have different religions or lackthereof. “Hail Satan” is no different than /r/thanosdidnothingwrong to many. Not that it’s a really meaningful comment in any way and probably deserves the...

        People have different religions or lackthereof. “Hail Satan” is no different than /r/thanosdidnothingwrong to many. Not that it’s a really meaningful comment in any way and probably deserves the noise label.

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          This statement, in particular, is very offensive. I am not Catholic my self. However, not everyone associated with Catholicism deserves this type of hateful retort.

          Fuck the catholic church...

          This statement, in particular, is very offensive. I am not Catholic my self. However, not everyone associated with Catholicism deserves this type of hateful retort.

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          1. Arshan
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            In the context of this post, I find it offensive to not be vehemently disgusted by an organization that supported and enabled child molestation on a global scale. I find it offensive that instead...
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            In the context of this post, I find it offensive to not be vehemently disgusted by an organization that supported and enabled child molestation on a global scale. I find it offensive that instead of there being systemic action against the catholic church, they are being allowed to 'self-regulate' on the issue. I hope that no person that happens to be catholic finds 'fuck the catholic church' more offensive than a massive systemic cover-up of truly brutal child rape. If they still are offended, I hope they reconsider their priorities.

            And if you do want to get more information on non-theistic satanism, I recommend reading the 7 tenets on The Satanic Temple's website. The site also has more links to more in-depth information.

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            streblo
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            In general I would agree. In the context of this article I’d say it’s somewhat appropriate — the church itself does not include everyone associated with Catholicism.

            In general I would agree. In the context of this article I’d say it’s somewhat appropriate — the church itself does not include everyone associated with Catholicism.

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              What type of mental gymnastics is this? Please, read this again: Any adherent and/or member, of the Catholic church, is being called out for a handful of bad actors? How about this? And this is an...

              What type of mental gymnastics is this? Please, read this again:

              Fuck the catholic church...

              Any adherent and/or member, of the Catholic church, is being called out for a handful of bad actors?

              How about this? And this is an example for your logic/reasoning:

              All users of tildes.net are complicit in their insensitivity toward people of differing gender identities.

              Isn't that obviously unfair?

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              1. wervenyt
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                People very often refer specifically to the institution and leadership of Roman Catholicism as "The Church", and I'm quite certain that was the intended meaning of the OP.

                People very often refer specifically to the institution and leadership of Roman Catholicism as "The Church", and I'm quite certain that was the intended meaning of the OP.

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              2. streblo
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                I guess we disagree on the semantics of that statement because I don’t see those as equivalent at all.

                I guess we disagree on the semantics of that statement because I don’t see those as equivalent at all.

                5 votes