19 thoughts on “Why are people still Catholics

  1. okuodo says:

    I don’t think his action qualifies ua question. He is not catholic church himself. He is just one among many n his actions doesn’t define us. If an atheist rapes or murders at will, will u quit atheism?


    • Ron says:

      But is it the same thing? My lack of belief in gods isn’t based on the actions of others who lack belief in gods. But Catholicism teaches that the Christ’s authority extends down through the priesthood.

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    • makagutu says:

      Your challenge would be a difficult one to respond to if that were the point I attempted to make. I didn’t ask why people are still Catholics because the priest embezzled funds. People embezzle funds everyday everywhere. I want to know why in this day and age someone should still be religious

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  2. Cara says:

    My mother is not angry that my maternal grandfather raped me, but rather she’s angry at me for having SAID he raped me…I’m at fault for not having kept my mouth shut about what he did.

    The archbishop in this instance is not angry that the priest embezzled funds & had improper relationships, but rather he’s angry at the parishioners for finding out & speaking out about their priest’s bad behavior. Yeah, I don’t get why people are still catholics either.

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    • makagutu says:

      That’s the strange part. That what for the bishop is wrong is that they spoke about it

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      • Cara says:

        The priest is wrong for embezzlement and the inappropriate sexual relationships he had; the bishop is wrong for not condemning the priest, and wrong again for condemning those who spoke out against the priest. The Catholic Church has many within it who either actively do wrong or who condone the wrongdoing of others.

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        • makagutu says:

          For embezzlement yes. For his sexual relationships- that should be his business. At least in this case it doesn’t involve underage boys or girs


  3. At this point in time, there should merely be great shame in saying one is Catholic. Time and time again, the Catholic Church shows us that it is a breeding ground for pedophiles and those who cover up and hide pedophiles. Simply disgusting. Embezzlement, pedophilia, lying, denial of crimes against children, more lying, more denying, more blaming the victims-this needs to end. Dissolve the Church. Distribute its great wealth to the victims of its crimes, and end this despicable monster once and for all.

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  4. john zande says:

    When my mum was young the Irish Catholic priests (so she says) ran all gambling in Brisbane.

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  5. Violet says:

    When I was still a catholic I used an argument similar to okuodo (the first commenter); “the church is in the fallen world and therefore one can expect sin and bad things to happen there.” Once again that’s a get-out-of-jail-free card the religious use anytime the church gets itself in trouble. Now that I’m an atheist that argument holds no water with me. The church should fucking PAY for the wounds it has inflicted on it’s people and on the world. With devout christians blindly protecting it though, I doubt it will ever happen.

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  6. People are still Catholics because they are masochists.

    Just kidding… or, maybe not… lol!

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