Was just having a discussion on this regarding pedophiles and religion…Not all pedophiles are just in the Catholic church. Come on….really! They are also in every other spiritual belief as well.
I bet you had no idea that you have dealt with one so closely. I bet you had no idea you’re helping feed and keep a roof over ones head. Your probably saying to yourself there is no way I would be around a predator like that. Think again. You have! They are walking amongst us looking for their next victim.
Pedophiles are master manipulators. You think you’re getting help from a spiritual person but in reality you are being preyed upon by these people. They use your weaknesses and insecurities to bring you in and they start grooming you. Next thing you know you are trusting them with your spiritual life. Your then trusting them with helping your family. Your children. Just more grooming. And then what happens…the unthinkable.
People prey on the weak and hurting. Dont fall victim to these people.
The grooming is also done by the enabler! The person who hides the crimes and manipulate those closest to them to basically serve the needs of the predator. The ones serving them up on a silver platter to these monsters.
It’s a sad world when you can’t even feel safe taking your children to local events, or out in public anymore. Let alone sending them to schools to also be victims of people molesting or hurting your children and then covering up the crimes. There is a current case locally where a teacher from a well-known “religious” school was busted molesting young boys while in class. That angers me and makes me fear for my own children’s safety in the public school system.
My point is this, don’t be fooled by these people. Regardless of some status or some online certificate that says they are some Guru or spiritual leader. There are multiple cases of people not just children being hurt in the spiritual community. Please don’t fall prey to any of them. Please just be careful. Know who you are dealing with. Next time you have a gut feeling about someone, listen to it. Its your intuition talking Know who you are around. Know who you’re holding up in such high regard. Not all spiritual people are out to help you. They are only out to help their pocketbooks and ego.