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by Sertorio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 296

Re: Catholic abuse

This whitewashes the issue of who in the hierarchy knew, and when did they know it. What is in the public on that is quite horrifying. Also the issue is centered in the Vatican itself. Journalists from the PBS video I posted estimate that 50% of the Vatican is gay and sexually active. It's bizarre ...
by Sertorio
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 53
Views: 5750

Re: Thank you New Zealand

Why do people concern themselves so much with religion? Religions are just power structures which play on our fear of death to manipulate and control us. In fact, all we need is a sound code of ethics which will frame our behaviour in respect of our own society and the world as a whole. A code whic...
by Sertorio
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump may be right to pursue this bromance with Russia
Replies: 153
Views: 2263

Re: Trump may be right to pursue this bromance with Russia

Neverfail, I wonder whether you would like to read the following article, by the Australian economist Steve Keen, and give us your opinion on what he says: Speculators will make hay from great Australian economic crash while workers pay the price https://www.rt.com/op-ed/436263-australia-economy-sto...
by Sertorio
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 53
Views: 5750

Re: Thank you New Zealand

There are a couple of things I think I can rely upon: 1. The universe exists and is evolving; 2. There is a time sequence which I believe is true anywhere in the universe: first there is a material world but no life; then life appears; eventually life generates consciousness. 3. Consciousness begin...
by Sertorio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 53
Views: 5750

Re: Thank you New Zealand

I have, thats what they often tell me face to face. They say, have good time, make friends, go on vacation. Then when Anthony Bourdain commits suicide they have no other answer. That I've seen. However, if you are indeed secular I would be interested in your answer to the purpose and meaning of lif...
by Sertorio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 296

Re: Catholic abuse

I don't think people "turn gay" or "turn pedophile" because they desperately want sex or were deprived of it. It's a really weird claim. People definitely do not "turn" gay, whatever the circumstances. Bur life's circumstances have a lot to do with paedophilia. Or do you think that people are genet...
by Sertorio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 53
Views: 5750

Re: Thank you New Zealand

Yeah, they pretty much say party and have a good time, but that didn't work out too well for Anthony Bourdain et al. Most of us find all that stuff lacking. Do you really think that seculars only care about partying and having a good time?.. Maybe you should try and talk in earnest with a secular p...
by Sertorio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 53
Views: 5750

Re: Thank you New Zealand

Why do people concern themselves so much with religion? That seems to bother you Sertorio. Why? Because it is irrational. Well,for me the most normal and natural thing in the World is to be a believer. I see being an atheist as contrived and bogus. I explained why I thought it is irrational, but yo...
by Sertorio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 296

Re: Catholic abuse

On the other hand, if he has not the strength of character to overcome temptation then he probably had no calling to become a priest in the first place. Priesthood and celibacy are in no way related. Priests in the Orthodox Church are usually married, therefore there is no need to repress one's sex...
by Sertorio
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 296

Re: Catholic abuse

i think there is a vast vast difference between buying consumer products, promiscuity and pedophilia with disproportionate homosexuality. Somehow only the Catholic Church managed to go full gay and pedo because of these social changes, no other Church or institution comes close. You are right, and ...