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um, are you suggesting that
  1. there was a particular upsurge in paedophilia in the catholic church during the 60s-70s period
  2. this was theorised by paedophile priests as a matter of sexual liberation?

These would be two extraordinary claims... Data will probably be hard to come by for the first; but for the second, if anything was ever published on the subject, it should be easy.

I think the reality is that paedophilia was always, until very recently, considered a very minor misdemeanor by the church hierarchy.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 10:27:15 AM EST
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just suggesting that if one is going to employ moral relativism for one set of people, it follow others could benefit, as regards our judgment of them, from moral relativism of the same kind and degree

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 10:38:55 AM EST
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... in which case, it's a shame you picked such a threadbare example. If you were to have mentioned a catholic priest who publicly advocated paedophilia, then that would be comparable.

Or is your intention to "bury '68", à la Sarkozy? Or just to have a drive-by dig at DCB?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 10:50:21 AM EST
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paedophilia. It was (some) german greens. Others, like DCB, were far more ambiguous in their statements on this subject than they ought have been.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 11:01:41 AM EST
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And you failed to own a very bad analogy.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 02:21:13 PM EST
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