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Was the Indian Jesuit Anthony de Mello Murdered in the U.S. 25 Years Ago? (BOOK REVIEW): click here
Submitted by paulvcassidy
Having been raised in a progressive but pious RC family I regularly perused the works of de Mello and others. My Father was greatly impressed by the confluence of Christian Mysticism and Zen. I inherited from my late Father a life long devotion to Yoga. My Mother is still alive for her sins and still exposed to the legacy of the child sex abuse which beset the Church and our family. Now while the principal explanation for the abuse lay in a siblings sexual grooming and serial abuse that is way to superficial an explanation. The deeper explanation appears to lie in the ardent ambitions of the pious clergy class for vocations and the incipient understanding that they were bound to poor, confused or disordered sexual formation. Now John Paul II referred to the mystery of evil and core to that mystery is delusion. Sex is the genie in the bottle of delusion. We read from the recently posted Robert Knoll ( A.K.A 'The Grassy Knoll') interview with Matthew Fox that Cardinal Ratzinger retreated from a progressive line in theology in the face of a student incursion into a lecture room in the sixties. Was this a moment of sexual awakening for him? Matters sexual are ultimately political and associated with power dynamics and dominant submissive role plays. We are sexed via association and subtle neurological interconnections. My core contention would be that most recruits to the priesthood have castration complexes while many more are fundamentally sexually disordered. de Mello was messing with fire. How many stories have there been of auto-erotic-asphyxiation in recent years: David Carradine hanging himself in his hotel wardrobe & the Michael Hutchence case? Many Eastern Gurus are content to shag their students as are most academics. Did Catholic religious really think they could delve into this area not fully discerning their own sexuality?
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