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Not trolling, but as a non catholic I wonder how Catholics deal with the warfare of the old days and the child molestation of the new days in terms of being a member of the Church. Let me know your thoughts.
I should add as a non Catholic whenever Catholocism is discussed amongst ourselves these are the first issues that come up. We just don't understand.
Thanks.
Warfare of the old days? What warfare and what old days? Child molestation of the new days? You think child molestation is a new phenomenon within the Catholic Church but not without? Do you think warfare was solely conducted under the auspices of the Catholic Church "in the old days"? And what would those things have to do with being a Catholic in your understanding, pray tell? Do you even know any history? Or is your understanding of Catholicism simply informed by non-Catholics? Do you really think that would lead to anything resembling an accurate understanding of the tenets of Catholicism? Also, to your "we just don't understand," you don't speak on behalf of non-Catholics. Or are you some elected representative? Maybe answer some of those questions for clarification before any of us have to take the time to decipher what you're talking about. 
Thanks.
Agreed to the above.

You need to explain what you mean, or else it is just trolling.

What warfare, specifically?

As regards "child molestation", the Catholic Church does not have any issue with clerical pedophilia. Clerics credibly accused of pedophilia are significantly lower than the rates for public school teachers (and other who have the same level of access to children in their profession). That does not mean there are not issues, but "child molestation" is an unfair characterization, given that the Church shows rates lower than other professions with access to children.
About clerical sex abuse, which isn't pedophilia, but homosexual hebephilia and, mostly, ephebophilia: https://tinyurl.com/yd5jm37e

About the Crusades: https://tinyurl.com/y75t3j6e

About the Spanish Inquistion: https://tinyurl.com/ydakv85s
(05-19-2019, 03:23 AM)Viast Wrote: [ -> ]Not trolling, but as a non catholic I wonder how Catholics deal with the warfare of the old days and the child molestation of the new days in terms of being a member of the Church. Let me know your thoughts.
I should add as a non Catholic whenever Catholocism is discussed amongst ourselves these are the first issues that come up. We just don't understand.
Thanks.

Timing is everything; as if the media didn't have a clue about sex abuse in the church until 2003. I don't think so. It wasn't until JP II decided to turn his back on the Neo-cons (appropriate name BTW) in their Middle-east misadventures did They decide to unleash Their full fury onto the Church in a attempt to undermine it's moral authority. 

So just what are the net results of Their spotlighting all this dirty laundry? 

Middle-east in tatters, turmoil in Europe, and the Church knocked back on its heels.

Mission accomplished
Research a woman named Bella Dodd.  The Catholic Church was infiltrated by Communists to destroy the Church from the inside.
Just a suggestion before everyone piles on here :

The OP posed his first post asking some loaded and controversial questions and using terms which are not very well defined. He claimed not to be trolling, but that is classic troll behavior.

Some of us have asked him what he meant by these so good answers can be given, and we can see if he really is interested in answers, if if he is trolling.

It's probably a good idea to give him the chance to answer said questions before piling on more responses, especially those that have nothing to do with the questions asked.
(05-19-2019, 03:23 AM)Viast Wrote: [ -> ]Not trolling, but as a non catholic I wonder how Catholics deal with the warfare of the old days and the child molestation of the new days in terms of being a member of the Church. Let me know your thoughts.

I should add as a non Catholic whenever Catholocism is discussed amongst ourselves these are the first issues that come up. We just don't understand.

Hi Viast :)

Thanks for the question, regarding the first part 'warfare' it depends what we are talking about, have you heard of the Battle of Lepanto? Battle of the Milvian Bridge? The Battle of Tours?

We only generally hear about the 'Crusades' and while the intentions were noble and indeed they did do some good, they also did some bad things against their own cause they were supposed to be setting out upon, for instance when they sacked Constantinople, and of course they lost because of it.

As for 'Child Molestation' these are heretics and traitors within the fold, wolves among the sheep in which Christ warned us there would be and to be watchful, it has no bearing whatsoever on the faith, because the faith itself condemns such crimes. Just because Judas betrayed Christ doesn't mean His teachings are false and Christ somehow isn't to be followed, that would be a foolish conclusion to reach.

There are blatant heretics and traitors still among the hierarchy of the Church today one must watch for and stay clear of.

God Bless
Given the OP has not engaged the thread for nearly two days now, I think we can safely say this was a troll, and we shouldn't feed him any longer.
Question back to the OP:

I assume you know a teacher or two - perhaps you are one. When you are with teachers, how do you deal with the facts that:
  • Of children in 8th through 11th grade, about 3.5 million students (nearly 7%) surveyed reported having had physical sexual contact from an adult (most often a teacher or coach). The type of physical contact ranged from unwanted touching of their body, all the way up to sexual intercourse.
  • This statistic increases to about 4.5 million children (10%) when it takes other types of sexual misconduct into consideration, such as being shown pornography or being subjected to sexually explicit language or exhibitionism.
  • Very often, other teachers “thought there might be something going on”, but were afraid to report a fellow educator if they were wrong. They didn’t want to be responsible for “ruining a person’s life,” although that is exactly what they are doing to the child if they don’t speak up, thus allowing the abuse to continue.

Just wondering how you handle this when you have to be in the presence of a teacher?

SOURCE: Childrens Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, and Related Services