All these things are not unique to the Catholic institutions. If anything, I would say they are the default conditions for humanity and whenever something different is happening it's a uniquely bright spot in history. The problem seems to be in us, as Solzhenitsyn said, evil cutting through each human heart.marhay70 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:09 pm What I do have a problem with is religion in general, and the RCC in particular. They took a message of peace and love and through force of arms turned into a world dominating cult, destroying everything in its path, they manipulated and took away the innocence of children, they enslaved women and visited horrific punishment and death on anyone who dared to offer a different opinion.
The Mongols, the Visigoths, the Vikings etc all swept through and did the same as you described. Alexander did it to the Persians. The Aztecs did it on a mega scale. The boy scouts and swimming clubs were/ are rife with abuse. The Hindus abandoned widows to poverty or the pyre. Child marriage and fgm is widespread in many areas of the world due to cultural and religious conditioning. Elite paedophilia takes place in circles which are exalted in our societies. Buddhist monasteries in Asia are riddled with child sex abuse. We all live off the back of the enslavement of poor people elsewhere. Etc etc etc.
There is a new religion in town that has swept up vast swathes of our civilisation - and doctors are sterilising children on the back of it, mutilating genitalia, cutting off breasts of teenagers. Powerful atheist leaders all over the world are reciting mantras and claiming biological sex can in reality be changed. Which brings us back to Enoch. He doesn't want to be compelled by the new religion. I'm no fan of his particularly, but I don't want to be enslaved by the new religion that sacrifices children either.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.