If I could interview the Pope…

April 14, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

…this would be one of my questions: if, as you claim, God expects unmarried people to practice sexual abstinence, and expects teenagers to benefit from abstinence-only sex “education,” then why can’t your own ordained Catholic priests manage to practice it? Isn’t your demand for abstinence a bit like declaring that God expects people to fly and will condemn them as sinners for not doing so, unless they join (and donate money to) the Catholic church?


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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    The Pope recently said he was ashamed of all the sexual abuse associated with priests and that he was going to take care of the problem. Here's the article.

    Lawyers are often criticized for filing lawsuits. I think the pedophile priest problem is one case where lawsuits got the church to actually do something other than hiding their pedophile priests in new parishes. I think that without the pain and expense of those lawsuits, the church would still not be giving a damn that its priests were running around molesting children.

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