Friday, April 23, 2010

A Friday Morning Quiz

Read the following quotation, and let's see if you can guess it's origin:

“There are cases of sexual abuse that come to light every day against a large number of members of the Catholic clergy. Unfortunately it’s not a matter of individual cases, but a collective moral crisis that perhaps the cultural history of humanity has never before known with such a frightening and disconcerting dimension. Numerous priests and religious have confessed. There’s no doubt that the thousands of cases which have come to the attention of the justice system represent only a small fraction of the true total, given that many molesters have been covered and hidden by the hierarchy.”

This quotation is from:

A.  The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
B.  The April 20, 2010 cover story of Newsweek titled "What Would Mary Do?"
C.  A speech given in 1937 by Joseph Goebbels, the Third Reich's Minister of Propaganda

CLICK HERE for the answer.

(Thanks to Patrick Madrid for posting this article yesterday)

Here are two facts that I'd like you to ponder: 
1.  There are over 80,000 reports of child sexual abuse every year.
2.  Of these 80,000+ reports, less than 350 are reports implicating a member of the Catholic clergy, representing less than 0.43% of all reports.

Note, these are REPORTS, not convictions. I found these numbers myself by simply googling them. It took a while, as there's a lot of junk out there on the internet, but I found some good sources that all reported the same findings. I'm sure if you look for these sources yourself, you'll find similar statistics. The question that came to my mind, and that I hope is coming to your mind by now, is this: If the media is so concerned for the well being of our nation's children, where, then, is the media frenzy over the other 99.57% of child sexual abusers?

If understanding the truth about this disturbing topic is something you're called to do, I suggest you study the work of Dr. Judith Reisman. Your eyes will definitely be opened.  Don't get suckered by spin-media and their talking head counterparts living in Boob-Tube Land. (You already know what I think about television.  If not, click here.)

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