Catholics are somewhat insulated from the evil history their leaders have perpetrated on mankind, not unlike many Germans, who loved the Nazis.
Exhibit A: The Catholic Church is separated into a laity and a clergy. This is where the wrong started. Now, they can call Peter whatever they want. They can ordain ministers. They can call you a bishop, archbishop, cardinal, prelate, pope---every fancy word they can think of.
But never was the Christian Congregation of the 1st century established like this. I am quite convinced that the Catholic Church is nothing more than the 'Great Apostasy' foretold in the bible.
Exhibit B: These so-called 'good works' is not unlike any criminal organization that gets involved with the community. See Jerry Sandusky. See Lance Armstrong. See Al Capone. Hell, see the Nazis. They all had charities and good deeds they performed.
Finally, when the words 'Catholic, Pope, or Cardinal' only bring to mind horrible atrocities, then you know something is horribly wrong with the whole thing.
Why now? I attribute advancements in technology, social media, and a 24-hour news cycle as the reasons for getting news on many things that have assuredly been going on for thousands of years. My mom is 62 and says this has been going on for awhile, but back then
you just didn't, or were instructed not to talk about it.
This post was edited on 2/24 at 8:55 pm