Suffer the little children.

Soon after a new Pope had been elected we had the South African cardinal  deciding that he needed to explain or defend why catholic priests should not be punished for molesting small children, here is what this man of the cloth and a man who forgives your sins on behalf of Jesus when Jesus himself said “only he can give forgiveness” or something to that effect:  Rome - South Africa’s Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier has sparked a new controversy for the Catholic church after describing pedophilia as a psychological "illness, not a criminal condition". Napier told the BBC that people who were themselves abused as children and then abused others needed to be examined by doctors. In recent years, the Catholic church has been dogged by scandals over clerical sex abuse and the institution has come under fire for what many view as its inaction over the matter. In an interview on BBC Radio 5 live, Cardinal Napier said pedophilia as "a psychological condition, a disorder". "What do you do with disorders? You've got to try and put them right. "If I - as a normal being - choose to break the law, knowing that I'm breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished." 

The Durban cleric said he knew at least two priests, who became pedophiles after themselves being abused as children. "Now don't tell me that those people are criminally responsible like somebody who chooses to do something like that. I don't think you can really take the position and say that person deserves to be punished. He was himself damaged."But Barbara Dorries who works for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and was herself abused by one, told the BBC: "If it is a disease that's fine, but it's also a crime and crimes are punished, criminals are held accountable for what they did and what they do. "The bishops and the cardinals have gone to great lengths to cover these crimes to enable the predators to move on, to not be arrested, to keep the secrets within the church." Another victim of abuse told BBC: "I think it is appalling that we have a cardinal, a man at this level in the church that can still hold these views. He is totally ignoring the child."

We seem to have ,made an art out of excusing shitty behavior due to political correctness or not offend the wrongdoer. Is he a thief?, NO he is a kleptomaniac, Is he a drunk ? NO he is an alcoholic, is he a peeping tom? NO  he is a voyeur, is he a heartless killer, No he’s a psychopath. According to behavioral scientists the people that suffer from these "conditions" are mentally ill and not in control of their actions. I believe that everyone has free will and can make a conscious decision to fight the urge or give in to it.

I wonder when the cardinal became a specialist in psychological "illnesses"? Probably the same place he specialised in marriage, family affairs and safe sex. Perhaps the pedophiles can also claim sick leave so they have more time to perpetrate their disease.... what a sadness that a man in his position could adopt this stance. Historically, then, the Catholic Church has 'spread the word of God, been deeply involved in education and upheld moral behavior'. 

Seems that Tiger Woods is dating a new lady in his life a 17 x World Cup championship skier by the name of Lindsey Vonn. Think it s match made in heaven, She is good with Poles and Tigers good with holes. Wonder how long before he will be seeking out fresh powder ?

Ok so the powers at bee want to declare war on the “alcohol carnage” as they call it.  The legal drinking age could rise to 21 and zero limit for motorists is mooted, this over and above the Western Cape as well as Gauteng wanting to ban the sale of alcohol on Sundays as well.....................Church and Church would be the choices as we wind back the clock to the 1970’s when those of you old enough to remember you woke up on a Sunday and unless you went to church 3 times a day you sat and watched paint dry, no sport, shops, movies..........”NADA”,  it was like the night before Christmas “nothing stirred”

Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that we should not look at how we can reduce people dying from alcohol related crashes etc, but we also have to remember that most deaths are actually PP’s “pissed pedestrians” that we have all seen at one stage or another zig zagging along a  road somewhere.
Also Gabby is able at 16 and was able at 15 to get served alcohol at a plethora of venues in PE, ranging from Bars, to restaurants to sports venues, so you can raise the limit to 35 if it’s not policed (and let’s be honest here we are great at making laws and not policing them) then it’s worth squat.

I also have issues regards the limit being zero as this is open to abuse by our less than honest  police and traffic officials who can arrest you just on the suspicion of you being drunk and not having to prove it, so i would be a tad worried that many people would be put in situations that they do not belong. The o.005ml/100g is a reasonable benchmarks that is used worldwide.   
Kids smoke cause its cool, so lack of advertising has in fact not stopped people from smoking, there were more alcoholics during prohibition in the states than before, ban shit and people want it, it’s not about taking the alcohol away its about people needing a mindset change which in SA is no easy task. So we will have the rules and they will not be policed  properly and still domestic violence will occur, road accidents will happen and people will buy alcohol.

Plane trip, was interesting to Joburg on Monday, you have all heard of the “Mile high” club , well I joined the “mile Eye” club, needing to use the WC while 35000 feet above sea level I strode to the back of the plane with the gazing eyes of the other passengers who you can see are thinking “we know what you’re going to do” opened a toilet door that said vacant (this means not in operation) opened it and lo and behold there is some lady using the toilet, a tad awkward as you can imagine, so with a cheery “so sorry, why didn’t you lock the Frikken door” i waited for the other one that was occupied and hoped that the other lady did not come out of the toilet until i was safely ensconced in my own tiny WC. And if that was not enough on takeoff from PE the pilot must have had an Astronaut flashback as he took off down the runway and then just went straight up until he hit 35000 feet. Got to stay with my folks and spend some quality time with them and also saw my sister and Niece who is 13 weeks pregnant, was really really lekker to see them.   
Gabby’s horse was stolen on Sunday last week, yeah stolen, thought the day and age of horse thieves was left back in the wild west when a bullet from a colt 45 was considered justice for stealing a man’s source of transport or livelhod. Well the theft of Gabby’s horse was not so dramatic but nevertheless  he was used by a person who keeps a horse at the same stables that Macdougal is stabled, see ms the gent (who is chairperson of the local riding club) could not catch his horse (because he rides it like an asshole) so he took Gabby’s horse instead, and he used her tack as well, well as you can imagine Gabby was not happy and to cut a long story short I doubt whether or not he will again use anyone’s horse without permission. 

Public holiday on Thursday ( Was human rights day, used to be Sharpville day) had a lekker day but was weird going to work on Friday, it felt like Monday. We went to see gabby  and Stephen go for an out-ride, Tania and iIsat on the beach at Sards for a while and bought a new microwave and then later went to gym, so all in all not a bad day.

 United Nations - The United Nations says six billion of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones - but only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines.So the UN is launching a global campaign to improve sanitation for the 2.5 billion people who don't have it. UN Deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson calls their plight "a silent disaster" that reflects the extreme poverty and huge inequalities in the world today.
Super 15 this weekend saw the kings getting a smack from the Crusaders 55/20, on the positive side we did score more points against the Crusaders than the Bulls did last week (they could only get 19 points). The Bulls lots against the Reds 18/23, the Cheetahs beat the Waratahs 19/10. The Sharks gave the  Brumbies  a snotklap 64/7 and the Brumbies got  beaten by the  Stormers  35/22 SA also won the 5 day, 1 day test series against Pakistan  3/2 after a comprehensive win at Benoni.  

I may be buying a Harley Davidson, will keep you informed.

Well that’s it for the week

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