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An impressive (and depressing) list (over the week...

2008-06-16T22:47:00.000-07:00

An impressive (and depressing) list (over the weeks I've been reading) of sex-crime offences by the religious. This latest entry is by now unsurprising.

I would like to know, though, how much greater incidence of abuse (including child rape) there is amongst the clergy than amongst people with similar opportunities (parents, of course, and teachers spring to mind, and I remember a story from years ago about a man in charge of a group of golf caddies). Finding a comparable statistic might be hard.

But I'd like to know. Is the religion as much a part of the problem as it seems?

Or does it just accentuate the "ick" by adding hypocrisy?



Ah, but if they don't track the pedophiles, using ...

2008-06-16T05:57:00.000-07:00

Ah, but if they don't track the pedophiles, using instead the Federal database and telling members to report abuse, then they aren't responsible in a court case, are they? This may be more about financial CYA than religion...