Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Dark Side of the Force

World Youth Day, Australia.

Photo credit here. (via Jenny Fallon)

The Dark Side

Given yet another controversy in Australia about whether the Catholic Church is truly sorry for the sexual abuse meted out to children under the pastoral care of its priests, maybe the photo is doubly appropriate.


Satima Flavell said...

Even Darth Vayda didn't sexually abuse kids:-(

Jo said...

How do you know that, he may not have been caught.

It is an interesting picture. One tends to think of sexual abuse by priests as something in North America, but I guess its happened everywhere. How naive of me.

hrugaar said...

Vader murdered all the little jedi students, but I can't quite see him as deriving kinky deviant pleasure from it. The Emperor seem far more likely to be an abuser though.

But wasn't Oz one of the countries where a whole chunk of people returned 'Jedi' as their religion in the 2001 census? :)

Satima Flavell said...

Yes, it gave the census authorities quite a surprise! A lot of Australians don't take censuses seriously and some resent them as an invasion of privacy, so you get quite a bit of jokery going on in the answers.

Anonymous said...

what a great photo !!