Recently, I saw a movie called, “Spotlight.” It is the story about the Boston Globe Newspaper’s exposure of the massive and systematic coverup by the Catholic Church of 249 priests molesting over 1000 children in Boston, Massachusetts. The Catholic Churches throughout the world to include the Pope and the Vatican knew, covered up, and allowed the perpetuation of child abuse throughout the world over the course of many years.
It is a true atrocity of humanity when spiritual organizations that we trust perpetuate crimes against the children of the world. This hypocricy and corruption should never be condoned or forgotten. It is with sadness that the Catholic Church allowed and created the environment for such heinous crimes to continue against so many children throughout the world.
In one scene of this movie, one of the priests was questioned by a Boston Globe’s reporter. During this questioning, he admitted to molesting children, but justify his behavior as it was not rape as he had suffered. He also explained that he did not enjoy it. Therefore, it was okay. This is the ego’s way of trying to come to terms in the predator’s mind of the heinous crimes he committed against children.
This is how predators are able to contine to commit their crimes. It also is a compulsion or addiction to continue this behavior as it is exciting to feel the surge of power one feels over a child who is defenseless and vulnerable. The first step to stopping this predatory behavior is to admit this behavior to someone such as a therapist or counselor. The next step is to seek therapeutic treatment for this emotional/mental problem.
For every child who is abused, another potential predator is created in our society. I call this the “Vampire Phenomenon.” Our society is already filled with emotional injured and wounded individuals who then hurt others. To stop this cycle, we must first stop the negative behaviors within ourselves. To change our world, we must first change ourselves. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)