Nadir - you are correct, that is the gripe.
I do like how he recommends using the jewish encyclopedia against them rather than solely the talmud.
Concerning the pedophilia, it makes sense of why some non religious members of the orthodox community push sexual deviance. The orthodox religious study the talmud, and they know about the early rabbis. I think it is likely they long for a day/generation where they can have 3 year olds as their early fathers did.
I think that the non religious are just as guilty as the religious; they both keep each other cozy and provide cover. I used to think that the karaites were perhaps an exception, but I no longer do. They cozy up next to the others in israel and are simply plan D or E when A,B, and C are not practical. The karaites reached their highest numbers when the catholic church was at her height(12th century or so). The karaite numbers in a sense prove it. The karaites currently have a very small number of members(no need). FYI, karaites are the jews who believe that rabbis don't by law hold authority, but keep traditional and even some of their adapted traditions(talmudic ones). Karaites claim to be the first zionists, having espoused the idea around the year 1000.