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Hand of God


Paul Cultrera

I watched the documentary Hand of God the other night. It left me deeply angry.

The film was made by Joe Cultrera and documents the sexual abuse suffered by his brother Paul as a child. The abuser was the Catholic priest  Joseph Birmingham. Paul was abused as an alter boy in the 1960s and told no one, including his family, for 30 years. Meanwhile the priest, despite other allegation of sexual abuse, was promoted by the diocesan (seems to be a common way for the church to ignore the problems it creates).

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Psychological abuse of children

I can really recommend this!

Richard Dawkins’ interview of Jill Mytton has just been released. It is the full uncut video made for the TV series “root of all Evil. I discussed this before in Psychological and religious abuse of children. The subjects discussed in the interview are extremely important so I am very pleased the interview is now available free and on line.

While Mytton is a therapist specialising in the  problems suffered by adults who have escaped from religious cults, and those suffering from religious abuse as children, her discussion is relevant to the problem of psychological abuse of children in general.


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