Sunday, May 22, 2011

Socialist Sweden More Dangerous for Children than Catholic Church

Editor: Andrew Brown at the Guardian is offering his analysis of the American Catholic Bishops' report on sex crimes.  First of all, in contrast to Brown, it seems pretty clear that the moral permissiveness and relativism promoted during the "sexual revolution" had something to do with this.  When sick individuals like Allen Ginsberg were pursuing adolescents, the thing was glossed over, since geniuses aren't held to the same standards as the lower classes. But what if Socialist Sweden is more dangerous to children than the Catholic Church?  A lot of people won't believe you, but here are the figures in case anyone is interested in the injustice of this hoax and how it's been manipulated by the Media-Entertainment complex.

[Guardian] For comparison, the Swedish figures for reported sex crimes against all children under 15 was 142/100,000 children in 1992, and 169/100,000 in 2001.

These figures suggest that during the 1990s a child in Sweden, possibly the most secularised country in Europe, was between 10 and 30 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than an American Catholic was by his priest. Even making allowances for the considerable margin of error that must be built into these figures, it's clear that what went on in US Catholic churches was terrible but rather less terrible than what went on at the same time in many other places where Catholicism was not involved. If the US Catholic church is a hotbed of child rape, Sweden is an awful lot worse. (Just to be clear here, I think the idea that Sweden is a dangerous country for children is entirely absurd.)

I picked Sweden for comparison largely because I know my way round the crime statistics there. But the US government figures quoted in the John Jay report show also that Alaska has a rate of reported child abuse that dwarfs Sweden's – 788/100,000 in 2001, or 140 times the incidence of reported child abuse in the US Catholic church at the same period. So there is nothing uniquely rotten about the American Catholic church.

H/t Pewsitter.

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