Questa è la versione originale del video per il brano “In the belly of the beast” in supporto al progetto degli Strenght Approach dedicato a tutte le vittime dei pedofili appartenenti alla Chiesa cattolica e apostolica romana.
More info: http://www.inthebellyofthebeast.com
In the belly of the beast (lyrics)
I was looking for a shelter in the belly of the beast. The pain and the fear. Not just my body but you took my soul. Abused my temple in the name of god. I’m afraid to feel. Who’s gonna pay for the suffering? Who’s gonna pay for the lies? The beast destroyed my innocence and you tried to hide. We want the truth,no excuse. Please,wake me up! I’m still looking for a shelter to recover from the beast. Your eyes on me. Not just my body but you took my soul.Disregard for the sake of god. This hell is real. Who’s gonna pay for the suffering? Who’s gonna pay for the lies? The beast destroyed my innocence and you tried to hide.We want the truth,no excuse. I can’t believe. No one cares to relieve the pain. Only the scars remain. No one cares of the victims with no face. We stand alone. No hope. We stand alone. We have no voice. We have no choice. J.C.,we want the truth!
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Pedophilia is a nauseating criminal offence that, at present, still hasn’t been sternly investigated; this not only relates to the abuses committed by individuals worldwide, but particularly those individuals in a position of authority or affiliated with the Catholic Church.
At the thought of the cruelty of the act itself and its devastating consequences on its victims, the first and most natural question that comes to mind is: why?
The high rate of episodes that have globally issued in the last few years have certainly sensitized the public opinion on the subject, as well as assisting the media to fight off their atavistic prudery in recounting in detail the harsh deeds that thousands of priests and nuns have been recognized guilty of. During the first months of 2010, when the uncovered scandals hit several catholic dioceses in Ireland, Great Britain, Holland, Germany and Belgium, the Italian media began to follow these events with great concern.
This however, was short-lived; the media’s attention drastically dropped during the second half of the same year, after pope Benedict XVI spoke a public amends about the pedophile priest’s and nun’s responsibilities, asking for forgiveness from their victims. Despite the apology of pope Benedict XVI, nobody in Italy ever considered asking the victims if they were affected at all by his gesture, and meanwhile the Church is still busy worldwide by trying to prevent having to give refuge and rescue to robed pedophiles.
A significant aspect of this whole topic is the cold indifference shown, not only by the media, towards the actual cultural roots that lay behind the diffusion on pedophilia among the catholic clergy but also the whole western civilization in general; child-oriented violence is actually an undignified phenomenon that spans across over 25 Centuries of human history. As a matter of fact, since Plato’s “paideia” no one seemed to oppose the unfounded idea that a child is a small adult that needs to be shaped, or that a child isn’t an actual human being at all until it reaches the age of reason.
These poisonous ideas have intoxicated the common thought and made it dull by bounding it with the Catholic belief.
The fact that Italian law has begun to consider rape a crime against moral values only very recently, is certainly not a coincidence; only in 1996 has violence towards women and children become a crime against the individual.
In an interview appearing in the volume “Church and Pedophilia” that I have written for the “Asino d’oro”, the Italian psychiatrist Massimo Fagioli offered a solid key of interpretation to the subject: ‘Basically this atrocious thought of negation of human birth and that of the child’s identity will consequently lead to violence and murder, supported by the conviction of not committing anything wrong. At the most it is a sin, which is harsh but only because it is an act of impurity, and can easily be expiated by confession and a couple of prayers’
Federico Tulli on In the belly of the beast