i like the comparison, just not the statement that Penn State's punishment was "rightly" administered. The leaders should be punished, not the people who had nothing to do with it.
I agree, Andrew.
I think of the horrors of the Roman Catholic Church throughout history, the inquisitions, crusades, false imprisonment, child rape, and these torturers who ordered all of this, are sanctified and made to be saints! It is a sick and twisted religion...I ought to know...I was once one of the brainwashed!
With the Catholic Church, the term brainwashed is more appropriate than one might think. When I was in grad school I wrote my dissertation on coercive persuasion (brainwashing). That was the time of the CIA's highly unpopular MKUltra brainwashing schemes, and I accidently found something similar with the Catholic Church. It seems that the church was keeping a large staff of both behavioral and cognitive psychologists for the sole purpose of developing effective brainwashing to improve their depth in society as well as their income.
It seems to have worked. The Catholic Church is the wealthiest organization on the planet. It has more income than ford and GM combined, but they rate at which the church used that enormous income to assist the needy is utterly dismal. They seem to buy millions in gold for the Pope's pleasure but provide almost nothing for the millions of Catholics in need.
One other strange fact I came across was a fact sheet on crime statistics. It seems the highest crime rate in the entire world by population is in the Vatican. Vatican city has 800 residents and there are 600 crimes every year.
I am usually skeptical and check my facts but I haven't on this one because it seems so typical of something connected with the Vatican. Greed simply abounds in higher religious leaders, plus, so many are closet atheists.
@ John Cook, no doubt that the RCC is a crony organization. The leaders make each other saints and yes, the money is incredible. The MO of the RCC is: Give us your babies before they know anything about the world or the universe around them and we will mold our reality of fear and intimidation.into them and keep them slaves to this reality while they give us money for the rest of their lives.
The RCC receives money from the Faith-Based Initiative according to how many members it has. The RCC has closed the office that handles requests from members to separate from the church. My name, and no doubt others, remain on the official membership roster, even as we denounce the church and the church makes money on our name.
The leaders of the RCC are crooks! Period!
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Sunday School July 27th 2014
Sunday School July 20th 2014
Sunday School July 13th 2014
Started by Unseen in Politics, Economics, Civil and Reproductive Rights, International Conflicts. Last reply by Erock68la 2 minutes ago.
Started by Gallup's Mirror in Bible thumpers. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 1 hour ago.
Started by Ed in Small Talk. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 2 hours ago.
Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Erock68la 2 hours ago.
Started by Belle Rose in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 4 hours ago.
August 15, 2014 at 5pm to August 17, 2014 at 6pm – Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
Posted by ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp on July 28, 2014 at 10:27pm
Posted by D.M Barrera on July 21, 2014 at 10:00am
When you drink water, how is it distributed around the body?
We are in love with our Amazon
Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!
Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com
In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media
© 2014 Created by Dan.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.