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Priests and celibacy
The Catholic church has decided to reaffirm itself on celibacy. Who thinks this is a bad idea. Well I do, you have all these priests with a bunch of sexual frustration and their protestant counterparts can frolic around w/ their wives. Masturbation is wrong in Catholicism too. To get rid of all this scandal BS the Church needs to let the priests have theirs, and that doesn't include alter boys.
i think that saying preists preyed on children because they couldent have sex is bull shit. molestation is looked down upon more than having sex with a woman by the church, so if they were going to break their vow why wouldent they just have sex?
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yeah. it doesn't really make sense. before preists could get married, Most educated people think Jesus was married. It's just some tradition made up in the 1700s. It won't last.
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I don't think it's to blame for molestation, molestation is a huge problem and isn't committed because of one catlyzing pyschological factor. But I haven't heard of too many counts of molestation coming out of protestant churches. They might be having sex w/ women, it's just that wouldn't cause as much of a scandal as a kid being violated. So it could be happening.
I think the main reaosn why it happens in the Catholic church is because preists have more access to young boys through altar boys and the like then leaders of Protestant churches. Catholic preists usually spend almost all their time with paritioners and so their are lots of oppurtunities. Protestant church leaders usually have other jobs during the week, a wife, a family etc. and their time spent with paritioners is usually limited to an hour on sundays speaking to a whole congregation. With as many fucked up people as there are out there who like molesting children, its only logical that some will happen to become Catholic priests and I'm sure soem will also become Protestant church leaders. The Catholics will likely end up living out their fantasies because they have unlimited access to little boys in private situations, whereas the Protestant church guy will probably simply suppress his feelings since he has a family and since he has no access to little boys at his church, he won't end upon the news for molesting them at his church.
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i definatly agree that preists should get married,not only would it help the alter boy problem a great deal but its only natural...in the orthodox church which has the same beliefs as the catholics but arent under the popes power....preists live normal lives in the orthodox church with jobs and familys and guess what? i havent heard of any problems in that church...not sayin that there have been none,but obviously nothin like the catholic church
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