The reaction to the news that the Irish Catholic Church covered up (thus encouraged) the molestation and rape of children is odd.
At least odd to me.
The people involved in this disgusting tragedy (perpetrators and those who protected them) should only have two real options.
1– Spend their remaining lives and the entire fortune of the Catholic Church to right this wrong. Sell the Vatican for whatever you can get for it. Spend all the Churches $$ and all of their man-(nun)-power on the victims of abuse, and any suffering child on this planet. Buy vaccines for every child on Earth. Build schools and housing for every AIDS orphan in Africa. No proselytizing, no naming the buildings ‘POPE ORPHANAGE!’, the Church can get nothing for these efforts, except whats the word? Atonement? They have wronged humanity. They must make it right.
2– If the perps lack the desire or ability to do #1, then they should kill themselves. Not only have they ruined thousands (+?) of lives, they have desecrated the name of their God and their church to a magnitude no atheist could dream of achieving. They are worth less than nothing to humanity, and theyve dishonored their God. Thus their only option is death. I dont care how. Neither should they.
But, they have three options, dont they?
3– Do nothing.