This is pretty ****ed up but not surprising, especially considering how the Catholic Dioceses have enabled their pedophile priests to continue to prey on and knowingly wreck the lives of young innocent victims by transferring them to other unsuspecting parishes once detected in lieu of turning them in for prosecution.
That said, Catholics don't have a monopoly on outdated thinking, bunker mentalities and hypocrisy- let alone claiming their way being the only guiding light. The same convoluted beliefs and abuses can be said for and exemplified within all organized religions. It's been my observation including 2 grandfathers who were of different religions that the more devoutly intractably dug in into your own the less tolerant you are of anyone with non-conforming beliefs.
**** 'em all. As a Deist I can maintain my spirituality and belief that our ever- wondrous world is the result of a grand design and a supernatural being who was its architect, without being drawn in to bull**** meant to control like the notion of heaven and hell, them vs. us and blindly, but selectively and conveniently embracing certain sections of a book as gospel, that, IMO is as much a product of folklore as 1001 Arabian Nights!
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