The Catholic Church has traditionally been a great stumbling block to progress and to man’s ability to obtain knowledge. It has been common knowledge that the Church not only opposed any kind of admission of being in error, they claimed complete and total infallibility, beginning with the head of the Church.
The infallibility and great power of the Pope has been at the crossroads of great debates and he has invariably pulled the strings to quell and even extinguish any and all opposition to his absolute power.
We are now at it again but this time the general population is totally disgusted with the Church and their efforts to silence and to avoid any criticism in the many cases of pedophilia that have surfaced in the past couple of decades.
What gives? Are those priests totally immune to prosecution and will continue to act with impunity as the church merely transfers them to another parish and just sweeps the scandal under the carpet either by hush money or by pressure to the media and to those in power. But it seems that is not going to last very long. The folks involved are not staying quiet and the general public is just fed up with the impunity.
Presently we are seeing how the Pope himself has been in the center of the controversy, rightfully or not so deservedly you might say. But he is and we have to deal with it and they have to deal with it. But judging from history and the way that the Church has always responded, it does not seem that they are willing to accept responsibility: instead, we have seen how some of these Church mouthpieces have attempted to divert the anger towards homosexuals and are trying to make scapegoats out of the gays.
My message to the Church: It is not going to work this time, you better fucking own it and turn those pedophiles over to justice or the anger and resentment is going to cause further erosion of an already dwindling religion. The days of the INQUISITION are over.