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How bad does a long-established massive international pedophilic child abuse organization have to be? What does it take, how many hundreds of thousands of innocent children have to be defiled and humiliated and abused before the whole thing – priests, parishes, bishoprics, diocese, nunneries, the whole shebang – gets closed own and wrapped with yellow crime tape, everyone arrested, and the property seized under RICO? Do we have to wait until they roast the children alive and eat them, before anyone in authority will act?
Just because they have a really big book with black markings in it and wear dresses and funny hats and parade about in processions with great seriousness and issue declarations in a dead language and have been wrong about every single damn thing for two thousand years is not sufficient reason to keep cutting them slack. However godly you claim to be, beating and raping children as a matter of course and conspiring to cover it up is wrong. We don’t any of us need to hear any more prattling evasions and excuses from old men before concluding this is so.
The current Pope, Benedict XVI, is at the center of it, as was his predecessor Pope John Paul II. For far too many years, under John Paul’s express authority and supervision, Benedict was in charge of investigating child abuse and rape in his Holy ordained role as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and what the two of them did with their power and authority was systematically cover it all up for as long as they could. On their watch hundreds – perhaps thousands – of child rapists were hidden, protected, and set back upon unsuspecting communities and their innocent children, all the while wearing the full authority of The Church of Rome, their collar and cassock carrying the imprimatur of apostolic infallibility.
Many tens of thousands of children were raped and psychologically scared for life as a direct result of the massive, indeed catholic, cover-up conspiracy directed by Benedict. Most, perhaps all, of those crimes could have been prevented if he had turned over the criminals and the evidence against them to civil authority. He has diplomatic immunity; none of the American hierarchy of Catholic Church, all of them deeply involved in the conspiracy, are so protected nor is the church’s property, all of it employed in the furtherance of a criminal conspiracy.
The Roman Catholic Church is a cult of torture, abuse, and sexual exploitation. It has been so since the inception. For nearly two thousand years, the Papist throne has in the name of all that is holy rejected, rebuked and defiled the teachings of the god they claim to revere. Instead of worshiping the principles taught by Joshua of Nazareth, they have used their authority to enrich themselves and dominate others. Against the full list of the Catholic Church’s crimes against humanity, the evil deeds of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush – combined – amount to a mere fraction.
Other nations should do as they please. In the United States of America, in this modern age of supposed Enlightenment, no organization that provides a setting where pedophilia and child abuse can run rampant, whose highest authorities protect and cosset and facilitate the offenders, should be allowed to stand. More than enough evidence has appeared to make clear the case that this organization is not just foul with the stench of criminality, but rotten to the core with a festering suppuration of evil far too advanced to be curable. The only clear course consistent with decency and honor is to close the whole operation down, entirely, from top to bottom, arrest all those in religious authority as co-conspirators, and let the criminal justice system sort out the chaff from the wheat, if any wheat there be.
Given the knowledge now at hand, so long as our civil authorities do not shut down this malignant organization they too are complicit.