Friday, July 13, 2012


  The last few years the Catholic Church has been exposed, more than ever, for its inhuman acts.
  They have been exposed beyond doubt and their otherwise slick ability to explain everything and make it Go Away.
  The last decade or so there has been a row of exposures, all over the world, about priests abusing children and the church covering it up, practically administering it, moving abusing priests from congregation to congregation, repeating the cycle countless times. It’s pretty clear that the practice finally being exposed, in more and more depth goes back centuries.
  And this is only the public figures. All experience in abuse cases tells us that the number of unrecorded victims is far higher, that there will always be many keeping quiet about their suffering, for many reasons, also because fear of retaliation from the abusers. And here unusually many cases of threats have been exposed.
  The official figures have been called «grossly underestimated» and I certainly agree with that.
  It took a long time to get any kind of admittance of guilt or apology from church officials, both at lower and at higher levels and very few have even been charged with anything, anywhere. Rather the opposite has happened. There has been a backlash against those taking it public, both the victims and their supporters.
  So, what happens when a horror like this sees the light of day and an institution like this is yet again exposed as the thoroughly rotten apple of abuse and oppression it is?
  The Catholics are basically banding together, joining forces, against those fighting for at least a semblance of justice. There is very little criticism against the church and its officials, hardly more than half measures and low rumbles. The pope has emerged practically unscathed from all of it. The Church? It has on the contrary been more active than before, in its zeal on fighting against the use of prevention and equality. Most Catholics are angry, but not at the priests, not at those higher up covering up the abuse, but at those «shaming them».
  That makes them pretty much accomplishes, in my eyes.
  It isn’t really anything new that either. Atrocities done in the service of the church and religion as a whole come to light all the time.
  But this is clearly yet another step up when it comes to such blind following of a given religion.
  It beggars belief, but such is the case, a case not only exposing the inner workings of the world’s largest organization, but exposing its members even more than before as nothing but mindless and dangerous sheep as well.
  The Catholic Church should be shut down, pronto! Its vast fortune should be seized and used for the good of mankind, instead of against it, like it is now. There is no other sane conclusion here.
  It should finally be clear to everybody that this isn’t an exception but the rule.
  The Catholic Church has always done harm, always been detrimental to human health and freedom, but now it is clear that  it is even worse than we thought.


  1. Other religions aren't any better.

    Islam in particular has as horrible a record of child-molestation as the RCC, if not worse, but Moslems apparently don't give a damn.

    Check out the report on "Pashtun Sexuality" if you want to go blind with revulsion and rage.

  2. My view is that all religion is bad, but I would claim that Christianity is the worst, for several reasons.