Celebacy doesn't cause pedophilia. Psychology 101. It doesn't work that way.
Doubtful. The laws of biology require men to release their energies. To repress nature is against natural biology. Unfortunately, the easiest
access for these wicked, twisted priests to release their energies is amongst the weakest of society.
Celibacy is against the natural order. Man, from the beginning, was given a mate.
Regardless of secular sources, the word of G-d does not command celibacy. There is no biblical basis for celibacy. The truth be told, the Roman
Catholic Church implemented the rules of celibacy for monetary and estate reasons, so as to keep the wealth of the Church from passing on to wives and
The alleged "theological" reasons given for celibacy are just the cover story, and easily refuted by the word of G-d. None of the Jewish high
priests were required to be celibate. It was the gross misinterpretation of G-d's laws - as well as pure greed - by the Roman Catholic Church that
implemented celibacy among the priesthood.
Ah yes .. the old Jewish laws are sooooooo logical. Death for masterbation. Eat shellfish and suffer hellfire. Moses telling the Jews that they should
slaughter all their enemies except the young virgin girls who the soldiers could keep as sex slaves. God making the earth 6,000 years ago. Noahs Ark
and the Adam and Eve story which were fables stolen from the Summerians and rewritten from a Jewish perspective. etc etc ... yeah ...lots of logical,
rational and intelligent stuff coming from all that ....
No, each of your examples are taken completely out of context. The Torah is quite logical.
Masturbation? The Torah does not mention masturbation. There is the discussion of Onan, which had to do with the evil of Onan in marrying his
deceased brother's wife (which he was expected - but not required - to marry according to Torah law in order to continue his brother's ancestral
line) but Onan wickedly and willingly failing to procreate with her for selfish and evil reasons. G-d struck Onan down as a result. Rabbinical
interpretation of this story is that man should not waste his ability to procreate.
The laws of kosher are scientifically proven to be healthier choices than non-kosher foods. Shellfish, for example, we now know is among the most
common food allergens. We also know that shellfish contains a high concentration of arsenic. G-d's kosher laws keep people healthy.
The "slaves" you mentioned were not slaves. Slaves are people owned by other people. In Torah law, an individual never has complete ownership of
anything. These "slaves" rested on the seventh day and Jewish holidays, could not be physically or sexually abused and were obligated in many
mitzvot (good deeds). They were really more like indentured servants. These indentured servants were released after 7 years - G-d's laws of the
Sabbatical year requires their release.
I could continue, but we can agree to disagree. If you study Torah law carefully, and in context, the laws of the Torah are quite logical and
rational. By contrast, the Church's laws are oftentimes dogmatic, irrational, and against the logic of the Torah.
The Jewish Sages - and this is debated - place Rome as the land of the Edomites/Esau. This belief is sometimes refuted in both directions by various
theologians - for and against - but Rome clearly has all of the biblical character traits of Esau.
You have to remember, the Church is headquartered in Rome for a reason. Many of the past Popes, including Pope Francis (an Argentinian but of Italian
ancestry) were and are Italian. Much of the Church is still steeped in Italian culture and Roman paganism, which are completely the reverse of the
Torah. Rome has turned the Torah on its head - Ignoring the very basic fundamental rules and guidelines set down by G-d in the Torah.
When the earliest Christians sought to convert the Gentiles, the issue arose over what Torah laws the Gentiles had to follow. It was eventually
determined that the newly converted Gentiles would follow some, but not all of the laws of the Torah. These are referred to as the Noahide laws - The
basic laws that the Gentile nations need to follow, but not the full Torah laws. The belief was that if Gentiles would be exposed to Judaism
"lite", they would eventually seek the entire Torah in all its wisdom and want to become a part of the Jewish people - following the laws of
Sabbath, kosher, etc.
Christ was Jewish, as were His disciples. St. Paul was Jewish. They all followed the Torah. Some have suggested that Christ somehow replaced or did
away with the Torah, but this is theological hooey. Christ sought to renew the Torah in the heart of his Jewish brethren and disciples. Christ said,
"For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law (I.e., the Torah), till all be fulfilled."