There it is.<quoted text>I understand the sentiment and frustration but the thing is that 99% plus of the members have no ability or authority to police itself and enforce discipline. It's like holding citizens responsible for what elected officials do when they do things we didn't elect them to do. And citizens have more say then congregants.
Yet should we have to quit out local churches that are run right and we do have some say over how things are done? And to what end? My local church does a lot of good and I'm involved in several of its charities. Citizens aren't expected to renounce their citizenship out of protest.
The Catholic pope quit which had never happened specifically because by doing so the hundreds of people in power positions automatically lose their jobs. He did it because of the coverups. It was the most efficient way to clean house.
But all people can do is what they have control over and try to make sure their little corner of society is working how it should be. We can't police a worldwide organization. My loyalty is to my local church and specifically to God. The Vatican doesn't even play a role for me. But even if it did, I would never turn my back on a local organization that does so much for its community because someone halfway around the world is immoral. In a perfect world these things wouldn't happen. And not to minimize it but the reality simply is there is no way to prevent it.
People will do evil things. That's just a fact of life. And the bigger the organization, the higher percentage that some of its members will be corrupt. But all we can do is make sure we are living honorable lives and report things when we become aware of them, if something happens locally
Use your voice.