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 August 24th 2014
Sunday School August 17th 2014
Sunday School August 10th 2014
Started by Roy Plisko in Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology. Last reply by Gregg R Thomas 31 minutes ago.
Started by Unseen in Politics, Economics, Civil and Reproductive Rights, International Conflicts. Last reply by Virgil 3 hours ago.
Started by Charles J Hunsinger in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Ari E. S. 6 hours ago.
Started by Unseen in Pseudoscience, The Paranormal, and Conspiracy Theories. Last reply by Simon Mathews 14 hours ago.
Started by Gallup's Mirror in Society. Last reply by MikeLong 17 hours ago.
August 12, 2014 at 6am to October 12, 2014 at 7pm – Your house on TV
Posted by Davis Goodman on August 27, 2014 at 3:04am
Posted by Caila Rowe on August 26, 2014 at 1:29am
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 umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.