What you say here, is so patently obvious that I sometimes wonder at the actual sanity of people who continue to give it money...<quoted text>
Good series of posts. I think this proves beyond doubt that The CC is not set up by God, does not have the holy spirit, and does not have anything special. It is clearly a corrupt man made institution.
And their church is the only one with a semi legitimate claim, as they can trace their heritage back 2000 years. The 40,000 sects since have no legitimacy either.
Therefore the only rational stance imo is to reject all forms of organised religion.
... then I recall how easy it is for people to stick their virtual head into the virtual sand, and...
... as that old TV character Sgt Shultz said so very often:
"I See Nothing"
And I sigh with sadness at the thought of the abuse continuing...