What is it with the Roman Catholic Church?
CNN has just reported that the archdiocese of Dublin published a report Wednesday that says 102 of its priests — more than 3.5 percent of the total — are suspected of sexually or physically abusing at least 350 children since 1940, the biggest such admission to date in Ireland.
All over the world, it seems, the Cathlolic church has become a haven for perverts with a thing for children. Why has the Church allowed this? How have they hidden this for so long? What else are they hiding? What is it about the Church itself that attracts these people?
What, indeed, is it that attracts anyone to the Catholic church? Yeah, I know, I'm in the minority here, by about two billion to one. But I just don't get it.
Worship a God, but really worship the God's son, but no, really, let's worship the son's mother, who gave birth to him but is still a virgin, even 2,000 years later, as if she never died. Call the God's son the "Prince of Peace," write in the Bible that he didn't come to bring peace but a sword, and then murder and torture millions of people for 1,500 years in the son's name because they refuse to believe this stuff?
Create a Holy Roman Empire, do some internal politicking every dozen years or so, and send forth upon the world a new Pope / King, who suddenly becomes infallable in his thinking and his teachings. When priests die, make up stories saying they performed miracles, and then call them saints.
Oh, yeah, and while you're doing all this murdering and torturing and child-abusing, call other people names. Like, for example, say that Freemasons are in a state of "grave sin."
I just don't get it.
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