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HBO Hates Popes, Loves Kennedys

eddie again Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:05 AM
should we be thankful that you in your apparent self-alleged omniscience has complete access to all facts about this issue and thus have willingly condemned everyone in the Church? pardon me and others if we judge your categorical condemenation asserted with an extraordingary dearth of facts to be nothing more than bigoted hooey. knowing how ignorant you are of 99% of the facts, your assertions are not only meaningless they are considered by men of good will to be calumny.
Yeahaboutthat Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 2:26 PM
absinthe48, saying the US Government keeps documents classified doesn't rationalize the behavior of the church. Having two organizations that commit crimes does not justify the actions of either one. Furthermore, if the US Government were accused of protecting pedophiles there would be a very different response than what we've seen from the Vatican.
Carl469 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:22 PM
A critic isn't necessarily motivated by "bigotry." It could be that you simply don't want the Church's dirty laundry exposed. Tough luck, bud. This is a nation of laws. And nobody is above the law.
absinthe48 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:12 PM
The last I checked, the United States government constituted an "institution." That particular institution classifies as secret what -- 10-15,000,000 documents? -- every year. We have "enough facts to be able to say there's been a pattern of criminal behavior and cover-up" within the central government at many different levels, from minor corruption to war crimes. So, ericynot, I introduce you to an institution that not only tolerates such cover-ups but ruthlessly enforces them. Then there is the BBC ...
eddie again Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:41 AM
can you tell us all, how many catholic bishops there are in the usa?
how many in the world?
how many of those have been proven to facilitate ebophilia?

how many catholic priests there are in the usa?
how many in the world?
how many of those have been proven to engage in the practice of ebophilia?

now answer those same questions except change one word. change ebophilia to pedophilia.

after you have done that, your comments may contain a little substance.
absinthe48 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:38 AM
Teddy killed a woman who was not his wife. He did not try to save Mary Jo's life. He ran away. When caught, he denied that he was the killer. He hid behind his family name and his mama's skirt to escape any responsibility for his crime. He continued to drink and to commit numerous adulteries. Vickie finally straightened him out, but as far as I am aware, he never apologized for cheering on abortions. He never even made a public mea culpa as to his general sins. In the long list of American blackguards, Teddy's name stands out. We all hope that he made peace with God, but there is no reason for HBO to suppress the truth in their relentless effort to deify the Kennedys.
And the goshdarn Liberal Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:25 AM
Massachusetts Cardinal, Chicago Cardinal, when does a nationwide pattern of child abuse get through your head?
eddie again Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:21 AM
are you incapable of distinguishing between the specific and the general.

you must live in a state of perpetual confusion.
And the goshdarn Liberal Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:14 AM
I suggest you review the case against Cardinal Mahoney here in Los Angeles. This is not about a rogue priest. This is about the mindset of the Catholic Church.
Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church's theological traditions.

But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told the Daily Beast that Benedict is a "criminal." This helps explain why he's made a documentary for HBO, the home...