Despite recent revelations about just how corrupt the Catholic Church really is (including the report that came out this week in Pennsylvania on how at least 1,000 children over several decades were molested by over 300 priests and how other Catholic officials conspired to cover it up) it boggles the mind how millions remain devoted to the RCC. Why is it that so many tolerate such religious abuse, continue to directly or indirectly support it, and defend such an organization?
Simply put, I believe they stick with the RCC because they are comfortable with being deceived. When people have it drilled into their mind year-after-year the various false doctrines purported by the world’s largest cult and are afraid or uninterested in questioning it, they allow themselves to be deceived. False doctrines, such as the doctrine that the RCC is the only church that can save people from purgatory and hell or the doctrine that it’s wrong to question the idea papal traditions are equal to or greater than scripture, strike fear in the hearts and minds of unenlightened Catholics so they make excuses to stay and convince themselves the RCC is really good.
As a result, the well-being of children both in and out of the womb takes a back seat to blind devotion to religious sacraments. No evil that priests commit could be low enough to warrant seeing the RCC for what it is and leaving it behind, even if a whole network of priests conspire on every continent to cover up rapes of nuns who are then pressured to abort their babies if they get pregnant by rapist priests. All the devilish offenders need do is go to confession for absolution in spite of proving no remorse as they intentionally commit their sexual assaults over and over ad infinitum.
Does God really care if people continue to support such an organization? Can their hearts be in the right place if they stay faithful to the RCC or any other “church” that promotes corruption in private while pretending piety in public? According to what God’s word says, those who remain in the company of the religious who are really promoting evil are complicit in the evil and can be held accountable–
9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 1 Corinthians 5
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 2 Corinthians 6
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 2 John
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18