August 1, 2013
Do Religions Produce More Child Sex Abusers?
An athiest says yes. How churches should reflect on this disturbing question.
A writer for the "Friendly Athiest" channel on Patheos recently asked whether religions produce "more than their fair share" of child sex abusers. The basis of his question, and his answer, which was yes, is the ongoing abuse scandals within the Catholic church, as well as the disturbing regularity of media reports covering abuses within other faith communities.
I penned a response over on our sister site, Out of Ur, that examines the writer's analysis and also raises an equally, if not more, important question: Why don't faith communities produce fewer abusers?
What's your take?