OK, first, full disclosure. I am an atheist. There is no god. No invisible cloud being guiding the universe. No fatherly figure waiting at the pearly gates to judge me, you or anyone. I'm amazed that in 2010 people are still buying this crap.
That said it's time to shut down the Vatican. The catholic church is a joke. What more proof is needed than what is coming out now? Pope Benny the Rat knew of abuse, both physical and sexual for years. What did he do? He protected the church. Not the defenseless children. The church.
How fucking ironic that these scumbags who profess to fighting evil are the sickest, evilest people around. Benny the Rat should be tried for aiding and abetting criminals. If found guilty he should be punished.
So what does this mean to the whole catholic church? Well, the pope is chosen by the cardinals but they will tell you that god speaks through them. So how could god chose a criminal? How could god chose a man who allowed children to be abused? If the Rat steps down then it means god made a mistake, god doesn't speak through the cardinals or the devil made them do it! Take your pick but it pulls the bottom card from the house of cards. It all crumbles. And it should!
He will not resign of course. The whole catholic hierarchy is too fucking arrogant and none more so than the Rat. They'll dig in and the sheep will protect them. Fucking morons.
If you're a catholic and put a dime in the collection plate then you are an accessory after the fact. Some of your money will go to Rome and to protecting sick bastards. Don't think so? Ask your priest. If he isn't a fucking liar like the Rat he will tell you they send money to Rome. They'll say its for missionaries or charities. Bull shit.
Ah, the money. You'll hold your bake sales and bingo nights to raise funds for local use. I know some of you are still holding on the the belief the church does some good. I know you mean well. But while you're trying to make ends meet the Vatican is so fucking rich it's scary. Do the research. Check to see what stocks they hold. I dare you. The "internets" are great. Use "the Google" and find out.
I wish religion would go away. I wish reason ruled. Whatever good has come from the delusion of belief in a god or gods is buried under all the bad. The Vatican is not a good place. It has done far more harm than good.
Sadly the sheeple will defend the pope and the church. It will continue. But if you're a catholic and give them money than I hope you think about it tonight and every night when you lay down to go to sleep. I hope you think about the poor children who whose innocence was taken by the fucking perverts they were told to trust and admire. And you helped.