Svaté zneužívání

NEW YORK – Ve své pozoruhodné omluvě irským katolíkům (kteří tvoří většinu obyvatel této země) vysvětlil papež Benedikt XVI., proč si myslí, že hříšní kněží cítili pokušení dopouštět se pohlavních aktů s dětmi. Bylo to kvůli „novým a vážným výzvám víře, které vyplývají z rychlé transformace a sekularizace irské společnosti. Došlo zde k rychlým společenským změnám, které mnohdy nepříznivě ovlivnily tradiční věrnost lidí katolickému učení a hodnotám.“

Jak víme, ke zneužívání dětí katolickými kněžími nedocházelo pouze v Irsku, ale i v mnoha dalších zemích, čímž se papež raději nezabýval. Irsko navíc není jediným místem, kde společenská transformace a sekularizace znamenaly zpochybnění náboženských hodnot. Když papež přičetl sexuální poklesky těmto výzvám, mohl mít přinejmenším zčásti pravdu, ovšem z jiných důvodů, než si myslí.

Za tradičnějších dob, které nejsou až tak vzdálené, kdy Bůh svrchovaně vládl a většina lidí stále hledala morální vedení u kněží (případně pastorů, rabínů atd.), diktovala sexuální chování v mnoha případech moc. Křesťané možná věřili v hřích. Na hodnoty zastávané církví se bral náležitý ohled.

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