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This is deadly in politics and in normal life.
What's the saying? Oh yes: "absolute power corrupts absolutely." The core business of the catholic church is absolute power. It is absolutely corrupt to the core, as a political institution, and being labelled a club of pedophiles and pedophile lovers is a just reward and probably still too nice to them.
That doesn't mean that catholics as individuals (including most priests, presumably) are not good people, and that they do not behave in accordance with the teachings and values of the church, which, if actually followed, give a fine result. But the church as an institution is fundamentally corrupt.
Individual faith is fine.
Organised religion is undistinguishable from totalitarianism. Pedophilia is one of the many natural outcomes of that. T
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