Sergeant at Arms
If by "the same" you mean, children sexual and mental abuse, beating as the best way to discipline and so on (like in Canada), than yes Poland was and probably is no different. Even late communism didn't do much about it...they infiltrated RCC and many of the priests cooperated in exchange for "peacful existence".On that subject, does Poland have the same history with Catholic schools and orphanages that western nations have or did the jump from communism to modern nation prevent that?
Felt like i was in my primary school, just made a mistake in a math equation and this was all revealed by the "follow the key" teacher in front of my class ... except i don't really care this time cause I am very much aware of hypocrisy within me and saying that someone is not - is simply swaggering...Neglecting, beating and traumatizing children is very much against (not only) the Catholic doctrine. And what, until the Catholic church solves all world's problems it can't oppose abortions? Oh, you are against racism? Interesting you say that, since you STILL haven't solved global warming. Uh, hypocrite much?
Let me use your strategy for a while and let see where it will leads us: Do i have to solve everybody's problems to have the law to say that someone has to stop giving advices on things he doesn't know anything about ?
I don't give a (you know what) about what CC will oppose or not. They won't solve a s**t so this is pretty bad example - i wouldn't count on it but easy here... i know what your point was. But of course they can oppose whatever they want.. i just won't tolerate to give them public mandate to antagonize, publicly stigmatize people saying their names in churches, advocating on those things. You seem to not know how tangible it can be especially in a small society where everybody knows the priest. Including policeman, major, doctor, hairdresser, teacher, name it !
Whatever i say is based on a sum of my experiences which resonant to this very day. I am not some armchair expert saying i have the law to decide what is good and what is not. I am not saying that life is saint and later hide evidence of its abuse within my organization or family. I also don't say abortion is easy for anybody to decide or to live with. Without it being legal in Poland it will become very much increased in Czechia (and it has alrady started).. Is it good ? This means you won't get rid of it completely. Let say no clinic in the world will do it. Will it be still earsed ? Maybe it would be better to start thinking on how to support raped woman so they decide to ultimately give birth... how to professionally help them to carry this burden. And although it is so simple and easy to make judgement for all those male virgins (i know they are mostly not) and decide for everybody what is best for them... i do find it not so simple and obvious at all.
I was raised in a very catholic country, very catholic family / society and simply cannot advocate on protestant, islamic or hindi countries - so doctrines of other major cultures/religion are rather distant to me. But even then my point is valid to those cultures and religions. Contrary to your examples pointed in my face to clearly disincourage (i see no other point, as you sounded very upset - i have not proven to save the world and dare to say such things)... And you missed a point by far because i did say i want to see them at least "trying"...