There has been ongoing rhetoric from all levels of the Roman Catholic priesthood from the Pope on down over the last few years about how they are no worse than secular society. They have said that there is just as much pedophilia outside the church as there is inside. Well, for once I’m not going to argue with that point. I’ll allow it to slide by in the interests of taking the argument one step further.
What I’d like ask them is whether that argument applies to other areas in which they fall miserably short. I know there are pedophiles, misogynists, bullies, homophobes, bigots, murderers, thieves, pimps, torturers, slavers etc. out there in society. We hear about them nearly everyday, but what is most telling is that there are all these types within the Catholic Church itself. How can this be true you ask? How is easy. Read your bible. It allows for it. No, it not only allows for it, it demands it. It is as if they have gathered together the worst parts of humanity and called them ‘brother’. This is a church of criminals of the worst kind. Most people only hear about one or two reports and shake their heads as if it is just some kind of anomaly. It beggars belief that so many outside the church fall for their line of being the moral compass for society when they continue to commit these crimes year after year and use excuses no ordinary person would ever dream of using in a court of law. Catholics refuse to pull their heads out of their collective arses and see the church for what it is.
No, I am not saying it is another mafia, or a guild of thieves, or a rape gang. I’m saying it is all of these and more. They have murdered, tortured, raped and thieved their way throughout history. The megalomania is rife within this institution. Power and wealth is what it is all about. They want to own everything and have power over us all. Every single one of us. When you give even the most cursory of glances over their blood soaked history you can see the evidence for yourself.
As soon as Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire by imperial edict (315), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christians and pagan priests were killed. Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain. Christian priests such as Mark of Arethusa or Cyril of Heliopolis were famous as “temple destroyers.” Pagan services became punishable by death in 356. Christian Emperor Theodosius (408-450) even had children executed, because they had been playing with remains of pagan statues. For more read Crimes committed since the advent of the religion of peace! It goes on and on.
They have only been kept in check by secular society evolving out of the middle ages and taking some kind of control. The problem is that the label ‘religion’ still carries with it some kind of inviolable immunity. We still allow them to use the most feeble of excuses to commit some of the most horrendous of crimes. Oh sure, we convict and jail some of them, but only after the church has recruited, trained and supported them for decades. We cannot continue in this vein hoping that it will all go away and they will become what they purport to be. They never were. They aren’t and they never will be. Why? Because that is not what they want to be. It never was.
Just take a quick look at what christianity has done for Africa lately. They are killing homosexuals. They are accusing children of being witches and burning them to death. Adults are being hacked to death because they don’t belong to a local church. You think it only happened in the Middle Ages? It’s happening now. This very minute.
Read a bible and see what Christianity was like two thousand years ago. Read the link I gave you above for a short list of what has been happening up until recently. Think back over what you know about recent history regarding the Church. Actually think about it. Then, just for the hell of it, ask yourself how many times during that long reign of terror, people said to themselves ‘Oh, but it is only an anomaly, it will go away!’ Has it? No. It hasn’t and it never will if people keep thinking in this manner.
It is about time the world at large woke up and smelled the putrefying undead corpse that is the Roman Catholic Church. Getting at the priests one at a time will only ever allow them to continue the way they are now by ignoring us and our needs. To stop this we need to behead the beast. And while I poke my stick at the Catholic Church, this applies to religion as a whole. It’s time has past. Long ago.
Now the time has come for humanity to grow up, put away childish things and take charge of its future. Or there might not be one.