I'm not religious at all. I think religion was made up by a few smart fellas many years ago in order to control the masses. And while I have a problem with most religions the catholic church in particular I find very distrubing. If you believe in Jesus Christ then you know he was supposedly a very humble man. He didn't go in for gaudy gold outfits, big gold and jeweled hats, gold thrones, goblets, staffs, etc. I was going to attach a picture of the pope but I don't own any and didn't want to get in trouble with the mayor. But just google images of the pope. It's amazing. Is this what the humble Christ would have wanted? I don't think so.
And then you add in the catholic churchs colaboration with the Nazis in WWII which is well documented including assisting in the identification and rounding up of Jews during the war and the hiding and transporting of nazis out of Europe after the war.
Not appalled yet? How about the systematic enabling, covering up and turning a blind eye to pedophile priests around the world? That one takes the cake for me. Inocent, trusting children indoctrinated into the church believing that it is their link to the after life and putting 100% trust into it and its representitives (priests) only to be raped, sodomized and otherwise physically abused by them. Too scared to say anything cause who's going to doubt a priest? And what does the church do when confronted with this horror? Quietly relocates the priests to other parrishes without any warning or regard to their new flock. It's unforgivable. It's evil. Yeah, not a fan of the catholic church. Sorry if this offends anyone but the truth is the truth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPOfurmrjxo
And to get my pope joke in, I heard to retire for health reasons after he was diagnosed with a Mass.