by David Webb
Occasionally you read something that makes clear to you that there is no going back to the old culture, which had undesirable elements to it, otherwise the current cultural revolution would not have been embarked on in the first place. Was our old culture rotten? Not entirely, and in fact in many respects the modern culture with the seizure of children for no reason and prosecution for Twitter comments is just as rotten in its own right.
But I was repulsed by the report that the Dutch Roman Catholic Church had castrated 10 boys in the 1950s. Apparently, boys who did not like being sexually abused by the “priests” (I can only put that word in inverted commas for people who use their position in such a fashion) and reported it to the police were sent to mental homes and “persuaded” to be castrated.
Castration has a number of definitions, including chemical etc, but in this case it was complete surgical removal of the testicles as a “cure” for homosexuality and, in effect, a punishment for those who spoke out against being abused. The Dutch state sent along inspectors to witness the castrations…
It is difficult to deny that the old Christian culture ran its course and is unrecoverable. Jesus said that “by their fruits” you would know the true church – by that standard, the RC church has no connection with the church founded at Pentecost. I wonder if such castrations were done by the English RC church.
If so, I would like to see the RC church closed down in the UK and its assets handed over to the CofE. The CofE is lot of things, but without the celibate ministry, probably less likely to be a paedophile sex racket under the guise of a “church”.
Unfortunately, the church existed in society in order to promote goodness and human values, but has often done the opposite. It is difficult to deny that some reforms and some changes were required in the old culture, although not necessarily ones that have led to the demise of the social fabric as we have seen today. Such news reports are very dispiriting for conservatives.