What do you think of the new "Catholic Comic Book" about "improper touching"?

United States
December 7, 2007 1:51am CST
I saw on the news the catholic diosese (not sure how to spell) has introduced a "controversial" comic book (for teens) and coloring pages (for younger kids) teaching them about "improper touching". People are expressing shock and outrage. I am not sure if it is the method they are objecting to or the lesson. Perhaps it is the omission of the preist as a potential abuser that has people so up-in-arms. I feel we are taught many things through coloring pages and comic books. All my life I grew up with coloring pages and comics that taught me about Jesus, proper nutrition, not to smoke or do drugs, etc . . . so I have no problem with the method. As for the message, it is an important one that kids need to know, so I have no problem with that either. As for the mentioning of the priest, I see no reason why they should single out any one person, it does not specifically mention parents, aunts, uncles or grandparents either. I think the statement that it is improper for an adult to touch you in a private place or to be alone with you in a room with a closed door is enough to get the message across without making anyone uncomfortable. What is your opinion?
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@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
7 Dec 07
Well if the book is entitled, " Catholic Comic Book," I'm sure its properly named!Its got to be a comic book! Don't expect the Catholic Church to admit any improper conduct in the Child Abuse Scandles.This has been ongoing for centuries and will not stop suddenly anytime soon. Perhaps they will take the doors off all` inside rooms, this will facititate peeking in to see whos diddling who.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
7 Dec 07
I have heard a little about this but not sure yet if it will be a good thing or cause more mis trust and fear beyond reason. I personally believe and my bible tells me that parents are to teach their children. Not the church and not the school or the media. So I will have to see the book and exam it before totally weighing in one way or the other. I think it could be used for good but it could have repercussions as well if misused or abused to hurt or frame someone or to get revenge. Small children do not need more confusion.