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Freeman
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4/1/2010 9:42:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Would you rather have a Catholic priest or an atheist scientist babysit your child?
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4/1/2010 9:52:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Just because one Catholic priest did something doesn't mean they all do it.
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4/1/2010 9:54:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'd pick the Catholic priest I know back home over someone, like say, Richard Dawkins.
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4/1/2010 9:58:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 9:54:12 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
I'd pick the Catholic priest I know back home over someone, like say, Richard Dawkins.

The question presupposes that you don't know who the priest or the atheist scientists is.

To use a rawlsian term, put yourself behind a veil of ignorance.
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4/1/2010 9:58:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
If I had to choose and this was all I knew about the two, I'd choose the Catholic on account that there is a slightly higher chance of him not being a threat to my child.
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4/1/2010 10:00:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 9:57:55 PM, badger wrote:
I'd choose my neighbour's sexy little daughter who I could have sex with after.

........lol
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4/1/2010 10:02:28 PM
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At 4/1/2010 9:54:12 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
I'd pick the Catholic priest I know back home over someone, like say, Richard Dawkins.

Explain...
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4/1/2010 10:05:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 10:02:28 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 4/1/2010 9:54:12 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
I'd pick the Catholic priest I know back home over someone, like say, Richard Dawkins.

Explain...

Why? I actually know the priest back home - he's a good guy - I don't know Dawkins personally.
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4/1/2010 10:06:17 PM
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Of course, no one should allow anyone to babysit without a whole lot of references and checking ... but that ducks the question. I'd go with the priest. After all the scandals, the priest has probably been heavily scrutinized by the Church. The atheist scientist probably hasn't been scrutinized by anyone.
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4/1/2010 10:07:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 10:06:17 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Of course, no one should allow anyone to babysit without a whole lot of references and checking ... but that ducks the question. I'd go with the priest. After all the scandals, the priest has probably been heavily scrutinized by the Church. The atheist scientist probably hasn't been scrutinized by anyone.

Scrutinized by the church, then left do what he wanted regardless of what they found.
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4/1/2010 10:07:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 9:58:10 PM, Freeman wrote:
At 4/1/2010 9:54:12 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
I'd pick the Catholic priest I know back home over someone, like say, Richard Dawkins.

The question presupposes that you don't know who the priest or the atheist scientists is.

To use a rawlsian term, put yourself behind a veil of ignorance.

I'd still go with the priest if I had to absolutely choose between the two.
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4/1/2010 10:20:46 PM
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At 4/1/2010 10:15:55 PM, True2GaGa wrote:
At 4/1/2010 10:07:55 PM, badger wrote:
Michael Jackson or a priest?

MJ. Fo Realz.

He's dead. He probably isn't decomposing since he's made of plastic, but that'd fvck your kid up for sure.
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4/1/2010 10:25:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 10:06:17 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Of course, no one should allow anyone to babysit without a whole lot of references and checking ... but that ducks the question. I'd go with the priest. After all the scandals, the priest has probably been heavily scrutinized by the Church. The atheist scientist probably hasn't been scrutinized by anyone.

The Catholic Church could catch a priest raping three boys at once and they would just move him to another parish. And if things got too out of hand, the priest would just take refuge in the Vatican. This has happened before. In fact, there is a known child molester taking refuge in the Vatican as we speak.
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4/1/2010 10:29:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 10:20:46 PM, badger wrote:
At 4/1/2010 10:15:55 PM, True2GaGa wrote:
At 4/1/2010 10:07:55 PM, badger wrote:
Michael Jackson or a priest?

MJ. Fo Realz.

He's dead. He probably isn't decomposing since he's made of plastic, but that'd fvck your kid up for sure.

He's not dead. He is on an island. You silly goose!
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4/2/2010 12:15:21 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 9:42:54 PM, Freeman wrote:
Would you rather have a Catholic priest or an atheist scientist babysit your child?

The latter.
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4/2/2010 12:24:20 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 9:58:12 PM, wjmelements wrote:
If I had to choose and this was all I knew about the two, I'd choose the Catholic on account that there is a slightly higher chance of him not being a threat to my child.

LoL somehow I highly doubt that.

Anyway I'd pick the scientist for sure. I wouldn't want my kid being brainwashed about Catholicism or Christianity in general, and I think having a priest would obviously bring up some issues/questions whereas an atheist probably wouldn't mention God at all so I wouldn't have to worry about ideas being put into my kid's head. Note that I'm not saying the atheist should teach the kid about atheism, but rather it's an issue (religion) that just probably wouldn't come up at all which is what I want.

As a parent, I'd like to be the one who introduces them to the concept of religion. And if religion DID come up, I would obviously want my child to recognize the legitimacy and rationality in valuing science, facts and evidence over faith. This priest would probably not be an apologetic after all (and even they can be lol sometimes). Plus, Catholic priests are so sexually repressed that it just seems like a bad idea to have them around vulnerable kids of any gender in general. Also, maybe the scientist could teach them cool and educational stuff! Win.
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4/2/2010 8:40:25 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 10:29:00 PM, True2GaGa wrote:
At 4/1/2010 10:20:46 PM, badger wrote:
At 4/1/2010 10:15:55 PM, True2GaGa wrote:
At 4/1/2010 10:07:55 PM, badger wrote:
Michael Jackson or a priest?

MJ. Fo Realz.

He's dead. He probably isn't decomposing since he's made of plastic, but that'd fvck your kid up for sure.

He's not dead. He is on an island. You silly goose!

He cant be on an Island, I know this cause that guy in the ally with all the romex watches in his jacket sold me a set of legos and assured me they were made out of MJ melted down plastic body, he had a certificate for and everything!
Naturally I had to take the offer, It was such a good buy and my nieces are coming to lego building age very soon.
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4/2/2010 9:16:05 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/1/2010 9:42:54 PM, Freeman wrote:
Would you rather have a Catholic priest or an atheist scientist babysit your child?

Depends on the person you know.
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4/2/2010 10:28:20 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/2/2010 10:21:13 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Priest
They're not all child molesters.

No, but there is a marked increase in the likelihood that they will and a powerful global organisation happy to shield them if they are.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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4/2/2010 10:54:01 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/2/2010 10:28:20 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 4/2/2010 10:21:13 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Priest
They're not all child molesters.

No, but there is a marked increase in the likelihood that they will and a powerful global organisation happy to shield them if they are.

Seriously?
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4/2/2010 12:41:03 PM
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No, but there is a marked increase in the likelihood that they will and a powerful global organisation happy to shield them if they are.

Source?
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4/3/2010 7:51:13 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/2/2010 12:41:03 PM, Procrastarian wrote:
No, but there is a marked increase in the likelihood that they will and a powerful global organisation happy to shield them if they are.

Source?

To clarify you are asking me for a source to show that the rate of Paedophilia in the Roman Catholic Priesthood is higher than for the rest of the population, and that the Catholic Church shields such paedophiles.

What would you want next, a link that shows chocalate is sometimes brown?
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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4/3/2010 10:39:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/3/2010 7:51:13 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 4/2/2010 12:41:03 PM, Procrastarian wrote:
No, but there is a marked increase in the likelihood that they will and a powerful global organisation happy to shield them if they are.

Source?

To clarify you are asking me for a source to show that the rate of Paedophilia in the Roman Catholic Priesthood is higher than for the rest of the population, and that the Catholic Church shields such paedophiles.

What would you want next, a link that shows chocalate is sometimes brown?

Were they comparing the Roman Catholic Priesthood to the rest of the population or a very specific segment of that population? If the latter, than yes, a source would not only be nice, it would be necessary.