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Thread #149850   Message #3488363
Posted By: Steve Shaw
09-Mar-13 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
I agree with much of what has been said. Over the decades we have seen large-scale cover-ups of wrongdoings that have served only to encourage the perpetuation of those wrongdoings. There are nowhere near enough priests and nuns rotting in jail for my liking. The Church allowed itself to be bought off by the Fascists in Italy and the Vatican oversaw the removal of Jews to death camps and facilitated the escape to South America of Nazi war criminals. There's talk of sainting the pope who did that stuff as well as Mother Teresa, one of the wickedest people who ever lived. Today, the Vatican has a 500 million property portfolio funded entirely by well-invested money paid to the Church (to persuade it to keep silent about fascism) by Mussolini. You can buy high fashion in Regent Street from a shop bankrolled by Fascist money. The Church is responsible for high abortion rates and keeping millions in poverty, especially women, by promoting ignorance about sex and forbidding birth control. I'm an avowed atheist but I'm all for people following whatever religion appeals to them. I do think they ought to think a little more about the kind of organisation they're associating with.