Following on from my last post, it would appear from this picture that those priests who abuse young boys are simply taking their lead from the very very top. The latin heading is a (very poor I suspect) translation of “if it’s good enough for Jesus.....”
I suspect that many of those who found the last post amusing will be less comfortable with this image, or at least the context in which I have presented it. As for the faithful, I expect they would regard it as highly offensive, obscene and blasphemous. Too bad.
In fact the image itself comes from a catholic prayer book intended for children called “Friends with God”, and the image is intended to illustrate the concept of contrition. It carries a caption "O my God I am heartily sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins.”
So here you have a religion that thinks it is OK to inflict the fear and guilt of sin on young children. Now that’s obscene.