CELIBACY - SEX AND PAEDOPHILIA
COMPULSORY CELIBACY - WHILE NOT A DIRECT CAUSE OF PAEDOPHILIA - IS, IN MY VIEW, ONE OF THE INDIRECT CAUSES OF CHILD SEX ABUSE BY PRIESTS, BROTHERS AND NUNS.
Not to be sexually active is in the true meaning of the word "unnatural".
This is proven by the fact that the vast majority of men and women in the world need to be sexually active.
It is also proven by the fact that many of those who have celibacy imposed on them only cope by engaging in secret sexual affairs, masturbation, sexual imaginations etc. They also often cope by taking too much alcohol, gambling, abusing power, being money and wealth orientated, becoming hypochondriacs and by having their fair share of emotional and mental health problems.
A smaller number of them cope by abusing little boys and girls - or even by seducing vulnerable adult men and women.
GOD HIMSELF said in the first book of the Bible: "IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE".
A priest giving a retreat to the priests of the Archdiocese of Dublin some years ago began his retreat by saying:
"Let's be honest with ourselves, Fathers, most of us cope with celibacy in three ways - Too much golfing. Too much whiskey. Too much masturbation".
When you add to celibacy the Catholic Church's deeply unhealthy preoccupation with sex and its promotion of extreme sexual guilt you have the perfect set up in which sexual deviations - including paedophilia - flourish.
There are priests who seem to cope well with celibacy - but if you examine them and their lives more deeply you will find a more than healthy amount of neurosis.
A small number go on to develop the psychosis of paedophilia.
Compulsory celibacy is an EVIL LAW leading to EVIL CONSEQUENCES.
It was brought into the Church for less than honourable reasons:
1. An army of celibates is easier to control than an army of priests with wives / partners.
2. It was hoped that priest's wealth would stay in the Church rather than to be dispersed to wives, children and families.
A wise men said:
"Sex is the Catholic Church's modern Galileo".
Rome used sex to control us all.
It is very interesting - and an almost suitable justice - that sex and sexual scandal is - and will be - the undoing of Rome.