posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 12:02 PM
I can't help but feel the Catholic Church, if given the opportunity or given the reigns of power as we've seen in the past, would be just as bad as
any corporation or government. With all the silly rules, rituals, funny hats, costumes and their hierarchical structure.
Much of my issue with religion isn't so much peoples personal beliefs but the church structure itself and the manner in which these people impact
society when they attempt to force their views on everyone around them. I can't help but feel the Catholic Church is responding to a decrease in
church goers in the western world. Attempting to gain popularity by latching onto certain social/economic issues. Time and time again the Catholic
Church has sided with the extreme right when capitalism has been challenged. They want us to forget recent history. Like when they backed Pinochet.
When they backed the fascist Franco in Spain. When they backed Hitler. I suppose some of it was a reaction to the atheism of Leninist movements
At the same time Catholic priests such as Jose Maria did good things:
As have many others I'm sure. It doesn't change the fact that overall, the Catholic Church has a long history of repression. Perhaps due to the
subjective nature of their beliefs and the hierarchical structure. Like most organized religions.