Sunday, March 8, 2015


I've found the evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to be disturbing, as have many people. It had a bit of an edge for me as I've colleagues who are directly involved in the Commission and I have direct experience of some of the depravity at Knox Grammar School at Wahroonga. Details are unnecessary.

I know that many organisations allowed the commission of crimes that have damaged people over many decades, but most grievous has been the part church organisations have played in this foul game.

On the basis of this I can only reaffirm my conviction that church and state must be separate, and the church like any other voluntary association, is subject to the state. This lines up with Paul on the state, in Romans 13:4
for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil
And Christians, above all, should have been pointedly aware of man's propensity for evil and corruption, and protected the people in their care accordingly. There are no excuses.

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