Not Looking Good By Comparison

It's a bad deal when the Catholic Church's sex scandals compare unfavorably to those of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader. Trying to get one's wife to wear a blindfold is downright tame. Swinging with the maid, well, isn't he entitled to another few wives anyway?

Meanwhile at the Vatican:
Satan is working to uncover the sins of bishops so that they will be visible and a cause of scandal, Pope Francis said during his homily at Mass on Tuesday.

“This is good to remember, in these times in which it seems that the Great Accuser has been unchained and is attacking bishops. True, we are all sinners, we bishops. He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible, in order to scandalize the people. The Great Accuser, as he himself says to God in the first chapter of the Book of Job, 'roams the earth looking for someone to accuse'."
People might be scandalized by the uncovering of sins, but the real scandal is occasioned by the Church helping wicked priests to avoid accountability for the crimes.


Tom said...

"Satan is working to uncover the sins of bishops so that they will be visible and a cause of scandal ..."

Yikes. So, journalists, police, and whistle-blowers are now the agents of Satan?

I generally try to give the Pope, whoever he is, the benefit of the doubt, but this sounds a bit paranoid.

Grim said...

It does sound like he views the real problem as the bringing of all this stuff to light, rather than the stuff being done.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to hope that there is a translation error somewhere between the Pope's statement and what is on screen. I fear it is correct, but I hope there is an error.


Ymarsakar said...

That god of theirs seems closer to the Divine Counsel rebels that were kicked out more and more as time goes on.

That Great Church that killed the saints and shed the blood of the innocents, something is coming. Get ready for it, mortals.

Other than Islam, the faction that killed the most disciples of the true lineage were State Christianity and its variations. Hijacking a system after killing its founders, sounds familiar.

Ymarsakar said...

People who are not Aries ascendant sometimes think I am the foolish one for not believing in and trusting in the Authorities and the totalitarian systems of this world.

Living standards are good, they think. They have jobs and healthcare and families they say.

All of those are merely things to calm the masses of livestock so that they can be harvested by certain authority figures in certain religious and state dominated top down organizations.

Putting humans on pedestals will inevitably lead to these human organization problems. Divine organizations don't have this issue in such abundance.

The leaders say that things will be fine. I say that society will go to hell.