Now, generally I tend to like people that sue the church, because most of the time they have a good reason for doing so, but I can’t help but side with the church in their fight against this idiot.
A man said he was so consumed by the spirit of God that he fell and hit his head while at a Knoxville church.
Now he wants Lakewind Church to pay $2.5 million for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering he said he’s endured from his injuries.
The Sevier County man said he was asking God to have “a real experience” while praying at church.
He said he has fallen from the force of the spirit before but has always been caught by someone.
It looks like the “spirit of God” is to blame, not the church, so I wonder why he’s not suing God. After all did he not go voluntarily into the church seeking to experience exactly what he did? So what is he accusing the church of, doing their job too well? I mean he asked God for a “real experience” himself. What’s more real than falling on your empty nugget and being reminded of just how stupid you’d been acting? Dismissed!
The Pope is in Australia for the World Youth Day and he is supposed to apologize for:
decades of sexual abuse of children by priests.
Apologize? That’s it? This is the equivalent of catching a kid with their hands in the cookie jar and letting them go with an apology. Well, come to think of it most parents will do just that, but you get my drift. Usually a crime is followed by a suitable punishment. If wide spread sexual abuse involved any other institution but a religious one, would we expect such leniency? Of course not, they would be persecuted like you wouldn’t believe, but no, not the Church. The Church has been covering up such abuses for decades and all they have to do is say “sorry” and they’re home free. Am I the only one who is disgusted that even child sexual abuse can be overlooked by the authorities if the Church is involved? Fucking disgusting!
From the NYTimes:
A priest was sentenced on Friday to about three and a half years in prison after admitting he collected hundreds of child pornography images off the Internet.
The priest, the Rev. Thomas Saloy, 47, an administrator of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Roosevelt, pleaded guilty in November 2006 to federal charges of having more than 600 illegal images on his computer.
Prosecutors said that Father Saloy acknowledged that he had visited AOL chat rooms and that he had requested and received sexually explicit images of children 15 to 16 years old.
You’re not surprised right? These days such news are as ubiquitous as the gas price increase news. Yet, I still feel the need to mention them. I don’t like priests, the church and religion in general!