Just Absurdly Wrong

Warning – This post has images you may find disturbing

Catching up on this weeks news stories, I stumbled across a story that I must say I did find rather disturbing.

No, not the over exposure of Kate Middleton’s breasts, or the debate about the invasion of her privacy.  Because quite frankly, I don’t understand the amount of media attention this has created.  So she has breasts, great, is she the first”Royal” women  to have breasts? (it was actually Harry who took the pictures, to try to deflect attention from his naked rear end!)

Anyway moving swiftly along.  The story that has actually to a degree repulsed me is the story of a school in South West Poland who have an initiation ceremony for first year pupils, 13 to 14 year olds, of both genders.  They make them crawl on all fours and pretend to be cats, this includes crawling around outside, crawling on all fours upstairs and then they must crawl on all fours and lick whipped cream off the naked knees of the priest!

The pictures are being called disturbing and to me, yes they are disturbing.  Setting aside for a moment the fact that the priesthood isn’t exactly a beacon of Christian values when it comes to child abuse.  These pictures and this story would have disturbed me if it had been any adult, any teacher male or female.

The pictures appeared on the schools website and the media got informed about them.  The government department for child welfare contacted the school and are having a full investigation, they have also made them remove the images from the website.  Apparently this schools behaviour has caused outrage across Poland – and rightly so.

The schools stance though, it’s only a game, it’s all a storm in a teacup!  The priest and his superior cannot fathom for a second that they may have behaved completely inappropriately towards these children.

Seriously “Father” are you for real?  If my daughter came home from school and told me that she’d been made crawl on her hands and knees and lick cream off your knees, you’d be strung up by your own Rosary beads and I’d probably be in jail!

George Galloway and Rula Lenska this is not!  These are children, children beginning to blossom into young men and women, children becoming more sexually aware, children rife with hormones and teenage confusion and you think the public reaction is a storm in a teacup.

Maybe I am over reacting to it, maybe I am reading too much into it, but if so why would we not see pictures of things like this happening in schools in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia etc?  Why would it not seem all jolly and normal school “fun”, instead of seedy and sickening and down right degrading?

I’ve attached some of the pictures for you to have a look at and judge for yourselves.  Would you be happy with your child doing this at school?


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