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Church doctrine in a nut shell

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on April 16, 2010

Don’t worry this won’t take long. Apparently Mexico gets it, their education officials that is, and as always the church completely misses it, the point that is.

MEXICO CITY – Mexican educators and officials defended the country’s public school sex education Friday from criticism by a Roman Catholic bishop who said such teachings make celibacy vows more difficult for priests to keep.

Education Secretary Alonso Lujambio told reporters that public-school sexual education texts “seek to make our boys and girls responsible, to take responsibility for their actions, and for that they need information.”

Lujambio said the programs are careful to avoid “hurting any social sensitivities.”

On Thursday, Bishop Felipe Arizmendi said that “when there is generalized sexual licentiousness, it is more common to have pederasty.”

“In the midst of the invasion of so much eroticism, it is not easy to remain faithful in celibacy, or in respecting children,” Arizmendi, the bishop of the San Cristobal de las Casas diocese in Chiapas state, said at a meeting of Mexican bishops.

Of course! Because teaching children to use protection and safe sex when engaging in consensual sex, obviously sends the message to grown up men that raping children, non-consensually, is acceptable.  That makes perfect sense: what better to reduce the priestly carnal desires for young flesh than keeping said kids ignorant about safe sex? Elementary!

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  1. Fujaro said, on April 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    So the old ad ignorantiam raises its ugly head again. The celibacy now is a vow to abstain from knowledge about the world altogether. Yup, that clashes somewhat with the ambition to educate.

    Boy, how they whish they could jettison those worldly bodies and were in heaven already. And oh, how they wish they could bury their heads in the sand and avoid moral choice by denying the biology department down there. Pederasty by the clergy certainly seems more common nowadays than the church is ready to admit.

    And how exactly does sex education equal eroticism? The arch bishop can leave his pants on isn’t it?


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