posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 05:32 PM
"Wow, what big teeth you have," as Little Red Riding Hood said to her grandmother. Please excuse the pun, but with all the virulent rhetoric being
spewed upon the Catholic Church, the reference remains true. Now, let me say, I don't comment on religious affairs very often, but this time I shall
offer my two-cents for those who wish to take it to the bank and cash it. Lets get one thing strait, now the clergy are gods, correct? The moment they
are ordained they are immediately held to a god-like stature? At least that is what I am seeing by the critics and so called "Catholic Bashers."
Personally, holier than thou types should be careful, because I am pretty sure if one digs into their dirty laundry, you will find oodles of decrepit
things. Didn't Christ say "He who is without sin cast the first stone."?
John 7:53-8:11 in the King James Version:
7:53 And every man went unto his own house. 8:1 Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all
the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they
had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that
such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his
finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is
without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being
convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing
in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man
condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
So, there you have it. That quote alone should put everyone at rest on the topic, because all of us are sinners. The affronts of the Catholics are no
different than the ones found in all organized religions, ranging from Judaism to the Evangelical Christians. It is illogical and unwise to look upon
any of these men as god-like because they wear the robes of the clergy. They are no different than any of us and have the same misgivings, as well.
Are they not burdened with the same temptation and sins as the rest of us? Yes, they are.
Now, many are going to think I have a Catholic leaning in this debate, and rightfully so. I would, after reading this, but that is beside the point,
all I am saying, is that man makes mistakes, it is inherently part of our nature. So, should the deceitful acts such as the ones highlighted in the
topic be railed against and scorned, as well as, the whole myriad of other offenses made by the Catholic Church? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, yes! But,
so should offenses made by all organized religions, and no one gets a pass. However, we should take the time and look in on own houses first, because
I am pretty sure they are not as tidy as we would like to believe.