can you trust someone who don't keeps his/her word? why take vow if not paying attention?PeterC wrote: ↑Fri May 10, 2019 6:13 amI agree to some extent, but there's a large gap between breaking vows of celibacy and committing rape. Monks have been sleeping with women since there have been monks. There have always been ways to do that that don't involve coercion.shaunc wrote: ↑Fri May 10, 2019 1:44 am The problem in my opinion is the vow of celibacy. Celibacy goes against human nature generally speaking. The people that take these vows often take them quite young in their lives.
I believe that many of them would feel stigmatized and ostracized if they disrobed to lead the life of a lay follower, but because the sex drive is so strong they look for a sexual partner that they can intimidate into silence.
The Catholic church and children is a perfect example of this dynamic coming into play.
Just my opinion.
In any case, when these situations arise the first question isn't whether the person was breaking their vows - it's whether they committed abuse. The right response is (a) making a complaint when there's been an offense, and (b) making others aware of it to protect them. The victim here has done both, which is commendable.
i don't think much that this person commited sexual harassments due to compassion or for creating a karmic conection, so why don't hang the robes and go as a lay, a householder, normal person?
from my point of view this case is due to lack of discipline .