But when a priest that chooses to be celibate, rapes a child and ruins their childhood, possibly entire life in some cases. Then they get caught, and the church knows, and doesn't turn these criminals over to the prosecution of the law, do people not consider this a horrible act? All I'm saying is for an organization that stands for pure divinity and representing the utmost good, the church has sure been involved in some fucked up shit over the years. (i.e. crusades, heresy, child rape, slaughters, and lying on numerous occasions) Isn't the fact that, the church knows about child rape and doesn't care, go against everything they stand for? Isn't that the ultimate bad press for an organization? How can people still listen to this same corrupt organization for over 1500+ years. It doesn't make any sense to me. If you want to read about the history of the Catholic Church you should check this out: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/vatican_billions.htm. This is why the world exists as it does; they've stolen from us for years past and will continue to steal from us going forward. It's all about money, for such a great entity, god can't seem to figure out the money problem eh (RIP George Carlin).
And to show how systemic, widespread, and overwhelming the corruption is, here's an interesting story about the current pope. The pope led the 'cover up' of child rapings all over the world as Cardinal.
"The Pope played a leading role in a systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests, according to a shocking documentary to be screened by the BBC tonight.
In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety."
So the Church elected someone who thinks child raping is an acceptable thing to head their organization, and people listen to this guy and contribute money to support his organization? You're harbouring and funding a criminal organization then, isn't that illegal somewhere?. Now I don't know what about religion possesses people to not learn history, or not question the incredibly outlandish logic involved in this, but it seems to be abundant.
So I have no way to encourage the reader of this to help change the situation, other than learn the history yourself, and be educated. There's a scary amount of information we have to learn and time is rapidly running out. There's a depression coming and it's coming quick.