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View Diary: Dear Conservative Christian Leaders: Why Are You Silent about Rape? (84 comments)

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    I thought that was preached?  Isn't one of the Ten Commandments "Thou shalt no steal"?

    Moral authority?

    Also enlightening was this:

    The clearest example of this false equivalency at work can be found in the sections of the Catholic Catechism which enumerate and categorize sins. Rape is not considered an offense against another person’s bodily integrity. Instead, it is listed alongside lust, masturbation, fornication, and pornography as “offenses against chastity.”
    I was a raised in a relatively strict Catholic household - certainly more strict than friends I know who are still practicing Catholics, but could certainly be termed "Cafeteria Catholics".  Funny how subjects like this are not even touched upon in the religious training of Catholic youth.  I went through the Cathecism up to Confirmation, and while the subject of lust was discussed, never in the context of rape.  I guess that's a subject for the "serious thinkers".

    Of course, when looking at the Abrahamic religions you are seeing a snapshot of morality as it existed over 2 millenia ago.  In those times there was no concept of "consent" or "rights" except for those in power.  IMO these religions are not only mysonginistic, but misanthropic.  It's all about "God" and hardly ever about "people".

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