“According to Ferber, the trouble with letting a child who fears sleeping alone into your bed is that ‘you are not really solving the problem. There must be a reason why he is so fearful.’ Yes, there must. Here’s one candidate. Maybe your child’s brain was designed by natural selection over millions of years during which mothers slept with their babies. Maybe back then if babies found themselves completely alone at night it often meant something horrific had happened – the mother had been eaten by a beast, say. Maybe the young brain is designed to respond to this situation by screaming frantically so that any relatives within earshot will discover the child. Maybe, in short, the reason that kids left alone sound terrified is that kids left alone naturally get terrified. Just a theory.”
– Robert Wright,
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From BBC News:
The Church is still bullshitting:
A spokesman for the diocese said: “This case is not, and has never been, about seeking to avoid or delay the payment of compensation to victims with valid claims.
“This case is about fundamental legal principles involving the very nature of civil society and religious freedom.
“It would be disastrous if, in seeking to provide redress for victims of harm, the law put intolerable new pressures on the voluntary sector.
“This judgement shows further thought and scrutiny are required before clarity in this regard can be established.”
“It would be disastrous if, in seeking to provide redress for victims of harm, the law put intolerable new pressures on the voluntary sector.”
What does this mean?
That if the Church had to compensate all the chilldren it has harmed, it would be hindered in “doing good”?
Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world?