Was Christianity's greatest saint a paedophile?


Former acolyte Mike Moloney’s upcoming book
, The Crux of Sin, suggests Church rites and rituals play a subtle role in clerical child abuse

In the fifth century Christianity’s greatest saint, Augustine, reframed the rite of Baptism to cleanse children of concupiscence (sexual sin).  What we call paedophilia in our age was normal in St Augustine’s time and locus.1  His now offensive writings of ‘lust’ and ‘filth’ in infants2, 3 mirror the words of convicted paedophiles.

30% of UK state schools and most private schools are Christian.4  Today two million children are ritually taught to confess contrived guilt. They are told to beg forgiveness and mercy, often by a cleric.5, 6  The NSPCC stipulates guilt and shame, used by a figure of authority, as a form of child sexual grooming.6

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  1. Sex between men and pubescent boys was culturally acceptable in the time and locus of St Augustine. Click ‘About’ tab for further information.
  2. The Confessions of St Augustine (c. 397), Translation by Pusey, Edward B. ‘no one is free from sin in (God’s) sight, not even an infant whose span of earthly life is but a single day’ (Book one, P9); ‘The only innocence in infants is the weakness of their frames; the minds of infants are not innocent.’ (Book one, P10); ‘weltering in filth and scratching off the itch of lust…my infant tongue spake freely to thee’ (Book nine, P128); ‘(infants) being yet little ones and carnal’ (Book twelve, P213).
  3. Answer to the Pelagians, Translation by Roland J. Teske SJ, ‘Who is clean from filth? Not even an infant who has lived one day on earth’ (Book six, P622)
  4. Faith Schools in England FAQs.  House of Commons Library briefing SN06972 (Dec 20th, 2019). Retrieved Apr 29, 2020 from https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn06972/
  5. Media company Ten Ten Resources produces typical prayers for schools.  The Penitential Act.  Retrieved May 1, 2020 from https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/sunday-liturgy-for-families
  6. Church of England. Common Worship and The Confiteor (Confession). Retrieved Mar 11, 2020 from https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/holy-communion#mm7c
  7. NSPCC, Grooming. Retrieved May 24, 2020 from https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/#types


Note:
All claims made above and throughout this site are evidence based.  Supporting materials, documents and sources are comprehensively cited and referenced in the book, The Crux of Sin: How rites and rituals mark our young