so i already posted this little tid bit over on my main blog about a week or so ago but i was just scrolling through and read through it again and couldn’t help but laugh at the blasphemy and irony of it all i figured what the hell i’ll share it over here as well… it is a blasphemy blog after all….
anyhow…. i think i’ll call this and any other stories from my past that i will possibly share in the future “Courtney’s random confessions”… so here it goes.
Courtney’s random confessions - vol. 1
i have had a rather intense history with religions my entire life but for the purpose of my little confession i am about to share we are going to focus just on the Catholic side… which is the religion of my mothers side of the family… my fathers “religion(s)” is definitely a whole other fucked up, highly dark and twisted tale all together… i am sure at some point i’ll share a bit about that as well… but for now, like i said will focus solely on my mothers side, the Catholic portion of my upbringing…
my mother had left the church at some point before i was born for reasons that are still unclear to me…but after being absent from the church for several years decided that she needed to reintroduce religion back into her life and into mine and my sisters lives as well… mostly from pressure from my very Irish Catholic Grandfather…. so anyhow that was what she did. we were suddenly full throttle involved in the church and attending various religious education classes and various programs through the church and volunteering and of course attending mass at least once a week on Sunday’s if not more… so naturally we were supposed to be on our best behavior and were acting like good God fearing Christians… it was all very surreal and fascinating and even a bit scary to me being so young and impressionable… and for years, i like most Catholics, fell right into the religious submission and fear of God and was always well behaved like a good little citizen at all times and did only the things i knew Jesus and God would approve of and said my prayers and what not… at any rate i don’t know what the hell exactly caused me to go from sweet innocent “christ like” child one minute then suddenly overnight into the blasphemous little pervert girl you all know and love today but one day in church when i was still pretty young… maybe 12 years old or so…i just started day dreaming and thinking all sorts of crazy impure thoughts about what was going on under the priests and nuns robes and habits and i would imagine that they were naked under there and that with just one false move those robes and habits could somehow come off and they would be standing there in front of us naked… and that led to all kinds of dirty shit in my head. i used to wonder if the priests would touch themselves or get hard while hearing confessions or if they were banging the nuns secretly… or if they found themselves attracted to any of the church goers and perhaps having some secret lusty forbidden affairs… the idea of them committing such unholy acts and going against their sworn life of abstinence and purity and doing these dirty sexy lustful forbidden things used to make my naughty parts tingle in church or anytime i thought about it for that matter… for some reason in my little perverted mind that was just the hottest thing in the world… it just did it for me back then and it still does it for me today… even though i am no longer a believer anymore… something about it is just too twisted hot! kind of ironic that with all the kid fucking that goes on in the catholic church to think that i am probably one of the few that was so deeply involved in the church scene that was not actually getting touched or fondled by any of the clergy… and i am the one kid that would have probably been into it. haha.
Sex In A Cold Climate Documentary About Magdalene Laundries and Asylums
Interlocking interviews of 4 women interred in various Magdalene asylums and/or orphanages because of out-of-wedlock pregancies, being sexually assaulted, or just being “too pretty” (believe it or not). ‘Magdalene Laundries’ was a giant laundry business run by Nuns (Sisters of Mercy) who forced young women into these asylums, torturing and using them for free labor. Held against their will, the girls were degraded, and manipulated into believing they had to be washed of their ‘sins’ for being “fallen women”. That is, for getting pregnant before marriage (including victims of rape), for being “too pretty” and “tempting to men”, mentally disabled, or if a girl was outspoken, strong-willed, or otherwise non-conforming. The innocent ladies were forced to work endlessly without compensation, starved, and physically abused, denied of their rights and freedom. They also endured a daily regime that included long periods of prayer and enforced silence. An estimated 30,000 women passed through Ireland’s laundries and the last asylum in Ireland closed on September 25, 1996. To-date, the “Sisters of Mercy” deny the abuse they have caused, but claim that the documents of many inmates have burned in “accidental” fires. The Irish government has done nothing about this. In fact, to-date the government claims the ladies were here “willingly”. Survivor testimonies prove otherwise.
Created in 1962, a now infamous document was issued in secret to bishops. Called Crimen Sollicitationis, it outlined procedures to be followed by bishops when dealing with allegations of child abuse, homosexuality and bestiality by members of the clergy. It swore all parties involved to secrecy on pain of excommunication from the Catholic Church. This document was reissued in 2001 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and sent to all bishops. Yet rather than ordering more openness and cooperation with the authorities as demanded by both law enforcers and the victims, he reiterated its policies and ensured that the Code of Silence be applied to all cases of child abuse involving a priest. Cardinal Ratzinger also instructed that all cases should now be referred to his office directly and that he would maintain ‘exclusive competence’ over the handling of allegations. This is the Catholic Church’s policy to this day and Cardinal Ratzinger is now Pope Benedict XVI. The policy laid out in the above document has led to systemic failure by the result that a significant number of priest have, in effect, been allowed to abuse again, and further children have been put at risk. As the documentary explores, Colm O’Gorman is the man responsible for breaking open decades of abuse by Catholic Priests in Ireland in the BAFTA award-winning BBC special Suing the Pope. He links international ‘systemic evidence’ to argue the Vatican has a policy to cover up the sexual abuse of thousands of children across the world. In Sex Crimes and the Vatican O’Gorman explores four separate cases internationally of widespread clerical abuse, putting the Roman Catholic Church on trial for the reckless endangerment of children. O’Gorman raises the question, ‘Is the Church in default of its obligation as a signatory to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child?’
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