enough that all the work in the world will never be enough. I can't imagine being children of priest sex abuse or any sex abuse, but by a church leader of all people! I know I would never have been okay after something like that. I'm not okay with what I've been through and it doesn't come close to what these people have been through.
I was being flip because I really think his behavior towards his persecutor was obscene. Being abused does not strip someone of their humanity. Because he was abused does not mean he is exempt from responsibility for behaving morally. By behaving this way he forfeited his humanity.
For some reason I picture in my mind one of those large-size crucifixes that you hang on a wall but I suspect the weapon in question may just have been a small sized one, part of a rosary that the old man might've been wearing at the time of the attack.
I don't know that I could kill someone who had abused me. I do believe I could kill someone who abused my child even if he is 91.
My boyfriend was discussing guns last night and he had told his son that if he has a gun, he needs to decide if he really could kill someone like the guy at the church in Texas. I told him if someone was going to hurt my child, I could kill them.