Sunday, April 25, 2010

The King Has No Clothes!

Sure, the Pope does wear clothes- plenty of them, including a sweeping robe, scepter, etc. - to proclaim and advertise the dignity and power of his position as the one infallible man (not a woman of course!) on Earth. Particularly impressive and intimidating is his big hat, with its high top pointing the way to the God on high.

But the ever-growing worldwide sex scandals that are unearthing the gangrene growing in the Catholic church have finally revealed one of the main goals of this organization: to perpetuate itself at all costs. It is now clear that long-accepted practices supporting this goal include hiding the moral turpitude of some of the church’s leaders, who either practiced or concealed pedophilia. The leaders implicated in these scandalous practices now include priests, bishops, and even the earthly CEO himself. And at what a terribly sad ancillary cost: sexually sick “shepherds” permitted to continue to prey wolfishly on fresh young innocents.

Perhaps the moral bankruptcy of the Catholic church hierarchy, now revealed for all the world to see, will someday lead to a realization that the king has no clothes in a different sense: that all of the power and glory of organized religion is based ultimately upon the illusory concept of a god up there who rules our lives.

5 comments:

Bible Belt Atheist said...

I too have an atheist blog. You have a lot more followers than me. I write to ask for any tips/comments or suggetstions you might have. I like "fighting the good fight" but appear to be really, really shitty at it.

www.thinkingatheist.blogspot.com

batbird said...

"But the ever-growing worldwide sex scandals that are unearthing the gangrene growing in the Catholic church have finally revealed one of the main goals of this organization: to perpetuate itself at all costs."

Self-perpetuation has been the case since the beginnings. Charlemagne marched through Europe in the 8th century "converting" pagans at sword-point, through burnings, and decapitation until they saw the light. As a reward for these efforts to spread christianity and grow the church he was crowned Emperor of the Romans. Chrisitanity didn't spread itself. Historians gloss over this as most of them perpetuate the christian view of history. It is the same today as conservative christians re-write recent history such as the intent of the founding fathers.

In light of the history of sex scandals, the catholic church has lost all credibility as a voice for the humane. They cannot condemn any vile behavior with any kind of moral authority. The church has lost the high ground and has much work to do to recover, if that is possible.

Devout Atheist said...

Batbird- Thanks for your informative historical comment on my recent blog. Much appreciated!

Devout Atheist

Devout Atheist said...

Bible Belt Atheist- My only tips that might be helpful are: 1. I try to choose a catchy title for my posts, 2. I keep them short (and hopefully sweet), 3. I don't restrict my posts to current events.

Hope these tips prove helpful. Good luck with your atheist blog!

Devout Atheist

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD said...

Egads, brudda! Git some followers! God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL