Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cranky Bishop

The church is up to no good yet again... From Yahoo...
People should stop "dwelling crankily" on old wounds, Bishop Anthony Fisher says as he faced questions about the Catholic Church's handling of Melbourne sisters repeatedly raped by a priest.

Mr Bishop gets around... This from Unleashed on June 13.
A better variety of tolerance is built not on rivalry and relativism, but on our common humanity in pursuit of shared goods and ideals. It builds on respect for persons, human rights and conscience properly understood. It allows public recognition of the good religions do and collaboration by the state with churches on things like education, health, welfare, even public celebrations. It copes with differences without antipathy or contempt.

One could argue that tolerance should, by that same measure, allow public recognition of the BAD that organised religions also do.

Whilst we're talking about Human Rights... the UDHR...
Article 3 - Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person;

Article 5 - No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;

Article 19 - Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Cranky or not... I would hope that the Bishop is not advocating or suggesting that victims keep a lid on it to not tarnish his precious moment? I fully support victim's and their supporter's exploitation of increased media focus to draw well needed attention to systemic abuse.

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