With all the Catholic sex scandal news as of late, I have been doing a lot of reading. I started thinking about all the hypocrisy and irony in Catholicism. I know these are not all original thoughts but I wanted to start compiling some. If you have more add them to the comments!
1 ) Why do Catholics have to get pre-marriage counseling from aÂ celibate priest?
2 ) The Pope refers to the blessed mother Mary with reverence and awe but won’t allow women to take any leadership roles within the church.
3 ) The Pope promotes abstinence as a form of birth control but worships Jesus Christ who was born of a virgin?
4 ) A church full of closet bound homosexual priests won’t recognize the basic rights of homosexuals?
5 ) Jesus lived a simple life and preached to the meek against opulence.Â The Pope lives in an opulent palace located in a freakin’ church owned sovereign city, adorned with goldÂ jewelry and robes so flamboyant they would make make Liberace jealous.
6 ) God has given mankind free will to determine it’s own fate. The Catholic church historically used the point of a sword to “help” native cultures determine their own fate.
7 ) If everything happens according to God’s plan, why did God allow thousands of kids to be raped by his “employees”? Was that his plan? If soâ€¦it sucked.
8 ) Catholicism is a religion that is famous for it’s guilt, so why doesn’t the Pope seem to have any?
9 ) Catholicism preaches against belief in the occult but worships a Trinity that is 1/3 ghost, 1/3 zombie & 1/3 zombie’s omnipotent dad.
10 ) Where does the Pope get off dispensing medical advice to an AIDS ravaged Africa about the incorrect science of how STD’s can pass through the pores in condoms when it wasn’t even until 1992 that the VaticanÂ admitted that Galileo was right about the Earth orbiting the Sun. Epic fail, fellas.
11 ) The Church that brought you the Inquisition, thinks the current media attention investigating Pope Ratzinger’s ignoring the rape of minimally a couple hundred children is unfair and hurtful.