I stopped believing organized religion offered anything of value in 4th grade, confronted by the intellectual and moral dishonesty of the clerics under whose care I was allegedly to be “educated.” I was never abused or hurt in the way these souls were, but what I saw and absorbed in 3 short years of Catholics school and catechism was the same insidious lie at the core of the child rape scandal that will hopefully one day bring the medieval theocracy of the church down: infallibility and authority are incompatible with the teachings of Jesus. The Catholic church continues to exist for God only knows what reason, but it can never be for the creation of His kingdom on earth. That was obvious to this 11 year old. Maybe someday it will occur to the rest of the flock.
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