Monday, December 20, 2010

More fun with the popey guy

The pope rolled out a litany of excuses yesterday for why the church let priests molest children for literally ages. Here's one quote from an article AP offered this morning:
"He said that as recently as as the 1970s, pedophilia wasn't considered an absolute evil but rather part of a spectrum of behaviors that people refused to judge in the name of tolerance and relativism." 
Wait a minute. I was around in the 1970s and I must have missed this. Nowhere in the news or at school or at work or in the people I met did I ever see this view represented. In fact, I have never met anyone who thought that screwing kids was not evil but a behavior that should be tolerated.

Oh wait! Now I get it. He means that's the way he and his pals in the church saw it. Ahhhhhh!

The article goes on to say:
"In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children," the pope said. "It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a 'better than' and a 'worse than.' Nothing is good or bad in itself."
"The effects of such theories are evident today," he said.
Indeed they are. But again, what is the little popey guy talking about? When in modern history did anyone think screwing kids was "fully in conformity with man and even with children"? What planet is this guy from?

Oh, right. The vatican.