OPINION: Disgusting. Richest church on the planet and one of the top three landowners on the planet**, but instead of ponying up some REAL compensation for the horrific damage their pedophile priests have done, they declare bankruptcy and skate out dirt-cheap after yet another group of their perverts destroyed the lives of 450 more innocent children.
While $210 million may SOUND like a lot, let’s give this some perspective. First, figure 40% will go immediately to the attorneys. With what’s left, if they divided it evenly among the 450 victims, that means the Catholic Church puts the value of an entire life starting at early childhood destroyed by their ubiquitous sexual predator priests at less than $280,000. Still a nice chunk of change, right? Not so fast.
Now think about this: If a victim only lives to the age of 75, before inflation or any mandatory deductions, that divides out to $3,733 per year. And that breaks down to just $72 per week, per person, to pay for all of the psychiatrists, therapy and counseling they will probably need for the rest of their lives. $72 a week.
What kind of mental healthcare do you get for $72 a week? About 2 large bottles of Jack Daniels or a nice bag of Meth, that’s what.
Richest church on the planet and their idea of “justice” is $72 a week for a shattered life!
And to add insult to injury, keep this little nugget in mind: NONE of these pedophile priests are ever arrested, ever go on trial, ever go to prison or ever face criminal charges like every other child rapist does. In fact, many times they just get tossed right back into circulation at a new location where they can keep on raping kids and destroying more lives. All with the cheerful endorsement of the Catholic Church. Absolutely disgusting.
So here’s a question:
If it takes a village to raise a child, and EVERYBODY in the village has known that these sexual predator pedophile priests have been preying on children since, well, basically forever, and have done nothing except keep quiet, not talk about it and keep sending their kids off to be sexually abused some more, what does that say about EVERYBODY IN THE VILLAGE i.e. the Catholic congregations that continue even to this day to attend, protect and financially support the catholic church and their never-ending supply of sexual predator pedophile priests?
** The Church has been acquiring land since its inception in 313 A.D., and as of 2011, the Pope was one of the world’s top three largest landowners, behind King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Queen Elizabeth II. Unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to calculate exactly how much real estate the Catholic Church has because it’s protected as a religious institution but worldwide holdings total roughly 177 million acres. Source
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