Catholics will inevitably tell you that all sins are forgiven. However, Jesus said very clearly in Matthew 18:6 that child rape wasn’t forgiven. Here’s the quote from the bible:
- “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea”. – Matthew 18:6
This are pretty powerful and punishing words from Jesus. They are so important that they are also duplicated in Luke 17:2 and Mark 9:42.
Jesus is clearly saying that if anyone causes a child to stumble, they are not forgiven. In fact, the best thing that could happen to them is that they are drowned in the bottom of the sea with a millstone around their neck. And that’s just if they cause a child to “stumble”.
Imagine if they do much worse. Imagine if they:
- rape a child (or intentionally protect someone who did)
- choose a child who was one of Jesus’ most devout followers, like an altar boy, or a young Catholic girl
- do unimaginable psychological damage to the child, making the child think they were being raped by “Christ on earth” (which is what Catholic priests call themselves), with God watching, knowing that God is powerful enough to stop it but didn’t
- blame the child, as most pedophile priests did, saying the child deserved it for some reason (a failed test, having impure thoughts, et cetera)
- claimed to be a leader in “God’s church” while they either did it or hid someone else who did it
Catholic child rape psychologically destroys a child, but Catholics don’t have enough empathy to think about what the child went through, or to care about what the child went through. However, if you ever mention any of the details, like when Fr Cudemo stood over a naked 10 year old girl and ejaculated on her and in her mouth (Philadelphia Grand Jury report, Pg 142 ), many Catholics will immediately leave the conversation.
They don’t have the strength to listen to it as an adult, but they have no empathy for the horror that the child actually had to live through it, and and certainly won’t fight for the child that it happened to.
Jesus would have no sympathy for anyone who raped a child, or any of the priests that accepted the confession of a child rapist. The 2nd group of priests, who accepted those confessions, did it in absolute defiance of what Jesus said in Matthew 18:6, and they did it all over the world in the Catholic church. The Church Of Jesus Christ could not do that.
Catholic, of course, will try to make lame excuses, which include:
- Raping a child doesn’t cause them to “stumble”
- Jesus meant that you shouldn’t turn children away from God, and raping doesn’t do that, so if the child left the church, it is their own fault
- Jesus forgives everybody for everything, and He didn’t mean what He said in 3 of the 4 gospels
These are foolish excuses, of course.
It is clear that Jesus would have no forgiveness for anyone who raped a child, or anyone who protected the rapists, or a church that did it consistently, intentionally, wordwide, until they got caught.
Other interesting notes:
- Jesus goes on to say in Matthew 18:6-14 that the Catholic church should have found every victim and gotten them psychological help. More in another blog later
- The “Millstone into the sea” reference is only used in one other place in the bible, in the Books of Revelation. They are always subject to interpretation, but it is hard to argue that Revelation Chapters 14-18 is talking about anything other than the 144,000 child rape victims, and throwing Babylon (the Catholic church) into the sea with a millstone around it’s neck. More in another blog later.