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Isn’t it ironic the amount of horrific crimes that go on in the Church, when that’s supposed to be a place of peace and protection?

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Never has been, never will be, unless it’s a Quaker Meeting House! (Then I suspect they have their own sets of challenges)

Geoffrey51 Level 7 Dec 20, 2018
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Sure is. So many televangelists and other clerical leaders have been repeatedly exposed for corruption, drug use, sex scandals, and other abuse's.This is considered commonplace and even typical and some Churches Catholics in particular. In my opinion religion is increasingly seen as a mild form of mind control, mental conditioning and emotional manipulation.

Ritchie Level 4 Dec 16, 2018
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Interesting comment linxmix. Currently the Jehovahs Witnesses are under fire for their handling of abuse and their shunning of the victim! Hang in there, there are many others asking the same questions! God-lovers hate humans and women in particular.

r1madbrit Level 1 Dec 16, 2018
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When they say peace and protection, they don't mean from the world. They mean from what ialdabaoth will do to you, if you don't seek his peace and protection. Which, I'm pretty sure, is a textbook example of racketeering and extortion.

Smarmogoyf Level 3 Dec 15, 2018
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I'm a victim of retaliation by a christian organization. What did I do that resulted in retaliation? I asked for protection!! Even when you verbally seek protection, you get hit upside the head by their inability to process that something bad is going on right under their noses.

It's moronic that people are still falling for all of this religious nonsense.

linxminx Level 6 Dec 15, 2018
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It’s what happens when people trade their values for a fictitious reality.

Varn Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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An old man
turned 98...

maturin1919 Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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It's like they have the worst Recruiters ever.

Deiter Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Yes, but it was an all natural sin. It wasn't like tobacco or anything.

I heard a church member say that one time.

DenoPenno Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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I think it's ironic that people have some idea that church is supposed to be a place of peace and protection. Where did that idea come from?

KissedbySun Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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I see nothing ironic about this - violence occurs in court rooms, homes, hospitals, schools and in many other places that would be considered places of peace, protection and safety. A--holes take advantage of whatever opportunity before them that allows them to cause the most damage. The fact that violence occurs in church is meaningless.

SLBushway Level 6 Dec 14, 2018
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Since things if this magnitude have been occurring in churches if all religions for eons it is more common than ironic. The irony is that people trust these institutions.

Beowulfsfriend Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Quite.

The exactly point I was trying to make!

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i look at churches as a dangerous place to be in any scenario. will never find me being killed in one for sure. in a country that runs off of fear and hate, these things do not really surprise me at all.

metalhead222 Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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I just recently found out an 11 year old girl was molested by a 14 year old boy while the girl’s parents were teaching a bible study class! How freaking ironic! The parent’s teaching their god’s word and he didn’t even bother to protect their little girl and pay some type of respect!!! It would have been the least he could do since they were spreading his gospel!!!

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Religions give people a false sense of superiority, which in turn begets violence in protection of that false pretense, or from those who feel scorned by such false ideals. Either way it all happens in the name of a fictional character in any place it occurs, only solution I see is to get them to acknowledge their fakery, but that won't happen so I guess they can keep praying that no one will shoot at them for being self righteous.

Eric_in_bham Level 5 Dec 14, 2018
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It is quite amazing to me as well. But, what better place to hide, than behind the gospel and the Bible? Not too many people know how to dispute another person’s behavior, in the church setting...that person may have powerful friends there! But, we also must realize that there are people in every walk of life with stunted emotional and mental development! It seems that we do not have a strong sense collectively...what is not acceptable and why it is not acceptable! We just have laws on the books, for people who get caught! Otherwise, don’t make a big deal out of broken boundaries and blatant disrespect.

Freedompath Level 8 Dec 14, 2018
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No more than any other spectrum of society, if we're being honest...

DenSki Level 3 Dec 14, 2018
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That’s the biggest point of it these people know that they’re socially camouflaged and for decades people were conditioned to never ever question the church let alone show the public what was behind their veil of deception.

48thRonin Level 7 Dec 14, 2018
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Hate to say it, but anywhere there's a real or perceived power imbalance is a likely place for abuse of some sort, at least by some percentage of people: schools, businesses, offices, churches, prisons, police, politics, etc. I wonder if abuse is more common among people in a position of trust, like police or clergy, as opposed to those with lesser expectations?

jerry99 Level 7 Dec 13, 2018
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It is disgusting what they get away with.

Jolanta Level 8 Dec 13, 2018
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