The Church Again
When will the horror stories stop coming from the Catholic Church?
Are we ever going to have transparency?
We have seen over and over how the renegade priests are protected, while the Pope does his song and dance about “inclusion” but nothing about how to fix the problem of abuse of power.
This is not new.
In the bad old days, priests had out of wedlock children, either by prostitutes or the “housekeeper”.
The Catholics are not the only churches that have this problem either.
The Amish has a record of sexual abuse of minors, usually perpetrated by a family member.
Some evangelical pastors had two different families, and many were prosecuted for fraud and other crimes.
Power over a large population and access to large funds gives so much temptation to those men in the leadership roles, that it cannot be overcome.
That is the case I make for atheism.
We do not invade in the name of a god, we do not organize legislation to make others not of our philosophy to obey laws concerning health or sexual orientation. We do not have the apparatus to protect wrong doers such as the Bishops in all churches.
Am I saying that all religions are harboring predators?
Yes, I guess I am, so what to do?
First, make a light of publicity shine on these criminals, and then prosecute.
More jail time is needed, and bad publicity to lessen the ranks of persons who believe in the chicanery perpetuated upon them.
Take away the secrecy and take away the money.