April 20, 2005

When is 4% a large number?

When it's the number of US Roman Catholic priests who were accused of molesting minors.

And yeah, some of those may be false accusations, but still. Imagine you're the CEO of a very large company. A report comes across your desk that in your US branch, 400 of 10,000 employees have been accused of only sexually provocative speech in the workplace. How worried would you be? Or 4% of doctors had sex with their adult clients?

I'm not a member of the Catholic church, and I think of it with slightly less disdain than I have for the "Church" of Scientology. And the last pope may have been a holy guy, but it seems to me all of the changes in the church during his rule were aimed at increasing the power of church and the church bureaucracy.

Posted by Owlish at April 20, 2005 07:34 PM | TrackBack
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