Thursday, October 05, 2006

Poll on pedophilia-good news for congressional Republicans

This is a poll showing that 10% of Canadians see nothing wrong with pedophilia. And if relativism is true, hey. Who's to say what's really right or wrong?

9 comments:

Steven Carr said...

Has God ever said that buying people for money is wrong?

Has God ever even given a definition of what killings are murder and what killings are not murder? (Answer. Yes he has, but Christians don't know where in the Bible such definitions can be found)

Lepidopterist said...

Has God ever said anything

Blue Devil Knight said...

I wonder if that 11% knew what pedophilia was defined as. My guess is they think pedophilia is a foot fetish. :)

I bet they'd get very different percentages if, instead of the technical term, they said "sex with young children."

Victor Reppert said...

The first three comments were put on a few months back, before the Foley scandal broke.

Dennis Monokroussos said...

Why is this good news for Republicans, as opposed to the particular scoundrel who happened in this instance to be a Republican? I'm surprised at your comment.

Ben Z said...

"Why is this good news for Republicans...?"

Presumably because some people make poor assumptions off of individual occurances?

Victor Reppert said...

Republicans? Well, all the people who covered up for the guy. It looks as if there were people who had a choice between protecting the potential victims and protecting the party's political standing, and chose politics over people. But hey, who's to say what's really right or wrong.

But maybe everyone did everything they ought to have done to protect the pages from this slimebag. It isn't looking that way. But only a full investigation will tell.

Dennis Monokroussos said...

If it turns out that Hastert et al really knew that he was making sexual advances at the pages, then they deserve to have the proverbial book thrown at them. At this point, however, there's no evidence that they knew more than the various news organizations that sat on the story. The only knowledge either had were a few ambiguous but far from illicit emails.

Don't one's political foes merit a moral presumption of innocence?

Victor Reppert said...

It is evident, that the sources for this story are all Republicans, so at least the charge that this is some kind of Democratic October surprise is baseless.