19 November 2012

Mea Maxima Culpa

So some brave filmmaker has released a documentary called Mea Maxima Culpa, which covers the Catholic church’s cover-up of the relatively recent sex abuse. I bet the next documentary that these brave filmmakers tackle next will deal with cover-ups of public school teachers’ sexual abuse of students. Then after that, they’ll probably do a documentary on the possible link between pedophilia and homosexuality. Yes, this new documentary is just the first step in defending children from predators, and is not at all an attempt to smear a religious organization.

3 comments:

  1. "this new documentary is just the first step in defending children from predators, and is not at all an attempt to smear a religious organization."

    No, not a smear attempt at all. Part of an eminently honorable campaign to protect the younguns from abuse...now look away while we push Roman Polanski out of view....

    'Brave' filmmakers alright, criticising Catholicism in the safety of Christian-built Western culture. The same one they're doing their level best to, well, level. I'd love to see these brave souls make a documentary critical of one aspect of Islam or another from the safe and tolerant-to-a-fault locales of Tehran, Riyadh, or Islamabad. No? Hmmm.

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  2. If it is true it is not a smear attempt at all it just is.

    @Elusive Wapiti

    "'Brave' filmmakers alright, criticising Catholicism in the safety of Christian-built Western culture. The same one they're doing their level best to, well, level. I'd love to see these brave souls make a documentary critical of one aspect of Islam or another from the safe and tolerant-to-a-fault locales of Tehran, Riyadh, or Islamabad. No? Hmmm."


    Remember that Qua ran burning pastor at least that is a start.

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  3. @Anon.- what would potentially make it a smear attempt is its focus on the Catholic church instead of pedophiles in general. Or to put it another way, why focus on the Catholic church when there is more pedophiliac behavior in public schools and possibly even universities (a la Sandusky)? And why emphasize the religious aspect of the abuse when the stronger correlative factor was homosexuality (i.e. it wasn't random priests assaulting boys, but random gay priests)? My point is that this documentary appears to be more along the lines of "let's pick on the Catholic Church" and less along the lines of "let's take an even-handed look at pedophilia."

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