Remove support for child abuse

This doesn’t affect me directly, being a horrible heathen, but some readers might be interested. Some might even want to take action.

The article  Absolve This: Put The Catholic Church Out Of Its Misery appeared recently. It’s written by a “lapsed” Catholic disgusted by recent revelations of child abuse by the church in Ireland. It makes the point that one still gets counted by the church as a member – thus inflating the statistics. That to actually stop this it’s no good just being “lapsed” – one has to make it official. One has to actually defect.

The writer is encouraging this course for other Catholics who are “lapsed” or otherwise disgusted with the church. Here’s his advice:

“The genius’s at Count Me Out have compiled all the information you’ll need to complete this easy process on one website. Not Irish but still want to defect? No problem, the form is universal, so just fill this out and send it to the parochial house or bishop’s office of the diocese in which you were baptised. If you haven’t defected yet, then the church is using your membership to show that they have support. . .

Any other organisation would have been torn down after the first evidence of child abuse came to light. How many more horror stories do we need before the Church is put out of its evil misery?”

So – for all you “lapsed” Catholics out there. Here’s a practical step you can take to end this abuse.

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4 responses to “Remove support for child abuse

  1. I’d heard a similar thing about the Anglican church. If anyone knows how to get off their register I’d be grateful if it was posted.

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  3. You noted that perhaps Matjew could identify any non-religious groups where control and abuse can damage people. Two that pop into my head are the military and gangs. There is some religious influence involved in the case of the military, but it’s not all dependent, the martial indoctrination of young adults goes back well before the era of current religions. The common thread is the strict obedience to authority and the requirement to serve the good of the group. This is one thing that could be addressed in the programs now being created to reacclimate returning veterans to society. What we need is to displace the authority of power with the authority of truth. This can help people to detect when someone in power has lied for ulterior motives.
    Thanks for replying to Matjew.
    All for now.
    Harm None. Blesséd Be!

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  4. I read the article from the link just now. It was terrible for us to know that this really does happens. Let God punish them, they will brought to justice in God’s court. But, that doesn’t mean we should do nothing. Spread the word. Defect!

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