Saturday, May 10, 2008

Organized Religion the Gateway to Molestation

While others may argue the veracity of this claim, the proof overrides their objections.

On a regular basis, organized religious sects - called "cults" in almost any other regard - are being found to participate in heinous sexual abuse against minors. Even excepting such atrocities as the recent YFZ (Yearning for Zion) compound in Texas, we are left with more of the same across the boards. A local Baptist preacher in my area was just sentenced to prison time for distributing child pornography, in fact, and the Catholic Church is literally infamous for the practice.

The simple fact of the matter is that we now have the proof that these practices are not limited to specific sects, cults, or congregations; organized religion - at least in the United States - is simply a front for child sexual abuse and pornography. And while that, in and of itself, is pernicious enough, there is a larger, overlying precept which makes all forms of organized religion evil by nature: the covering-up of the crime.

We've discussed Evil here before and it most certainly can be measured. Divorcing the idea from any dogmatic or other overtones by cultural more or societal anything leaves us with a very clear and concise definition: Doing whatever one wants to further one's own desires, especially to the detriment of others.

While merely "doing bad things" is wrong, we all do it occasionally because it's part of human nature. I'm not here to argue human nature as inherently Good or Evil; everyone does Evil things from time to time for all sorts of reasons, but that is not the point of this discussion. The point is that, while Evil acts happen and Evil occurs, this does not necessarily make the person who does them necessarily Evil. However, when one's intention is to commit Evil, one follows through on the intent, and then takes action to cover it up... that, right there, is the specific way to determine if someone/something is Evil.

And organized religion fits that definition, clearly and plainly.

Even worse, it indoctrinates others into the circle of Evil it perpetrates, insidiously corrupting people into thinking Evil is God's plan, His will. Once the circle is begun, punishing the victims is (though heavily favored in a backward, Puritanical nation such as ours) clearly the wrong approach; such people have to be deprogrammed - a process which is almost as hard to carry-out as to undergo, and one that can be unpredictable.

All manner of atrocities, sins, and the overall retardation of Man's advancement can be laid at the Church's doorstep, yet no one answers the door.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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