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Tiende Landeplage's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Tiende Landeplage

If I steal, rape or murder, it is merely a matter of worldly, materialistic concern - thus, no secular court has any real mandate to pass judgment on me. Right, Ratzo?

if you are a victim of child-rape you can be excommunicated for breathing a word of your suffering outside clerical walls; but you cannot be excommunicated for raping children, even if you do it by the dozen.

It is still baffling to me how any apologist for the church, no matter how brainwashed, can blithely dismiss such a blatantly distorted idea of "moral imperative".

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 01:50:40 UTC | #514321