“Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust.”,
(25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, by Alan Moore Abrams.)
You can find no more sexually restrictive culture than the Catholic Church. Its views on women, premarital sex, recreational sex, abortion, homosexuality, sodomy, oral sex, contraception and celibacy for the clergy are straight out of the middle ages.
Lately, the pedophilia scandal that seems to be wide spread throughout the Catholic clergy has begun to surface.
Celibacy is an unnatural state for an adult male, and it begs the question as to the mental state of those willing to commit to the life style; and also asks of the attraction that some must desire for inclusion in an all male community.
It is now known that the Vatican has been knowledgeable and complicit in the cover up of priest pedophiles; and, perhaps we will never know the extent of the problem. Sexual predation by the clergy has undoubtedly gone on, undocumented, for hundreds of years.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation without any real explanation. Joseph Ratzinger’s involvement as a combatant in the Nazi army during the Second World War was known by the church elders before his selection as Pope and must have been resolved to their satisfaction. We also know that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, before becoming Pope Benedict, was charged with collecting and overseeing all accounts of clergy pedophilia and sexual misconduct.
The Vatican has denied that the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is due to health issues, so the obvious question is: has something surfaced that would be a further embarrassment to The Church?
Notice that the national news media and pundits are avoiding any investigation. This is a hot potato issue that no one wishes to broach.