And people wonder why I don’t like the Church

Just to be clear when we start this thing I am not an atheist. At least not in the way that most people take the meaning of the word. I’m still open to the existence of an almighty being that created everything and provides for everything we need so we don’t need to use 90% of our brains. Though the door on that is quickly closing.

Anyway, if there is a God up there I just want to say WHAT THE FUCKING HELL ARE YOU DOING?!

I was doing my usual rounds on the internet: yahoo, facebook, youtube etc. when I noticed a curious example of borderline extremist catholic behavior. It’s a video of “pro-lifers” or anti-RH Bill christians screaming at pro-RH Bill rallyists “Your mothers should have aborted you!” An interesting sentiment coming from people who claim to be in the cause of protecting the welfare of unborn children. (If anyone doesn’t see the irony yet I’d be happy to slap them in the face with it).

As I sat there watching the video I was chuckling and seething just a little bit. Rants, arguments and insults bouncing around in my head. Is tumbled quite accidentally on a ten-year old news story that could be viewed here.

If you’re too lazy to click on the link I’ll just read the headline. (Ahem) “Vatican confirms reports of ABUSE and RAPE of NUNS by PRIESTS in 23 countries.”

You’re clicking the link now aren’t you, you fucking sop. That’s right, Nuns have been and are being raped by priests. This is a story from 2001, you’d think that after the turn of the century when we were liberated from Spain that we’d have had enough of this shit.

The Philippines is listed as one of the countries as “women in third world countries have a culture of being more submissive to men especially ones holding positions of a spiritual elder”.

You know what? I change my mind. Don’t click on the link I’ll tell you everything here straight up.

“The reports [of abuse], some of which are recent and some of which have been in circulation for at least seven years, said that such priests had demanded sex in exchange for favours, such as certification to work in a given diocese.”

“In extreme instances, the priests had made nuns pregnant and then encouraged them to have abortions” (Who needs the RH Bill now).

“In one case in which an African sister was forced to have an abortion, she died during the operation and her aggressor led the funeral mass. Another case involved 29 sisters from the same congregation who all became pregnant to priests in the diocese.”

“There were cases of novices who applied to their local priest or bishop for certificates of good Catholic practice that were required for them to pursue their vocation. In return they were made to have sex. Some incidents of sexual abuse allegedly took place almost within the Vatican walls.”

And for those who think that because this happened a long time ago that means that it’s been resolved already, well, you’d be wrong (imagine that). Until now victims are yet to be properly compensated.

And here is an article about abuse survivors who have to figure out how the holy hell they can rebuild their lives. There’s a man who has to shut himself up at times when the memories of his ordeal become to strong for him to overcome. A woman who has tried to commit suicide over and over again because of what priests did to her. And an entire family torn apart by a single clergyman.

All of it. All of it, for years being hushed up by the Church. So long that it went on for decades. With victims having nothing to do but huddle in the darkness and cry themselves to sleep every night only to be awakened by nightmares of what happened to them.

I mean, Jesus Christ these are people who were supposed to help in times of need. Men that could be trusted, to confide in, to ask advice from, to ask for consolation from, the guides that were supposed to lead us on the road to a better way of living, to help us make sense of things when everything turns to shit.

I’m not a satanist or anti-God or whatever but I just want to say to God or Jesus, your human resources suck. For an institution that represents God on earth they’re all a bunch of hypocritical, shit-faced bastards. I feel the need to say again, I have nothing against God. I just fucking hate the Church.

A lot of people have kept telling me “If you don’t like a religion that’s fine but the least you could do is tolerate it and respect your differences”. Tolerance?! Respect?! Nothing is tolerable or respectful about this! This is wrong! This is evil! “Don’t generalize. Not all priests are like that.” Bullshit! On top of all those child molestation cases, none of them acknowledged these crimes were happening for years. None of them bothered to investigate. All of them kept their bleeding mouths shut about the whole thing. That puts them in the same boat as the predators.

This is one of a few times that I’m really pissed-off. Not angry for fun, or to send a message but genuinely and legitimately spitting mad.

Religious fundies like making exorcism movies because it reinforces their fear of God and the Devil, they also like condemning atheists, gays, and everyone else that don’t belong to their club to an eternal swim in the lake of fire in hell. I’ve got news for you bitches, the devil’s in your ranks not ours. And if there is a hell, I’ll be seeing a lot of you and your fucking holy men there with me.

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