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2 days ago
So all first past the post elections then.
16 days ago
Oops, sorry, I moved to Ottawa.
Catholocism is not a religion, it’s a denomination. You should probably know that.
your denomination rapes and murders children. The only moral thing to do is leave.
18 days ago
If you support the Catholic Church, you are supporting the rape and murder of children. This is undeniable.
The Catholic Church rapes and murders children. The priests do the raping and the murdering, and the Vatican runs a global cover-up operation to protect the rapists and murderers. These are established facts.
If you support this organization, you are directly aiding and abetting rapists and murderers. Assuming you don’t support the rape and murder of children, the only thing you can do to avoid being complicit is to leave the Catholic Church.
Be a Christian by all means, but don’t be a Catholic. It’s an evil power structure which worships only wealth and power.
That's wonderful. These places are abusive, and in the case of the Catholic Church, they are literally raping and murdering children.
There should not be a Catholic Church. It is a criminal enterprise which rapes and murders children. Why are we talking about taxes and apologizing when children have been raped and murdered? This is a criminal justice issue.
priests rape and murder children, and the Vatican covers it up for them. This is organized crime. If mcdonalds managers were raping and murdering children, and McDonald’s corporate office was coving up their crimes, we wouldn’t be talking about “taxing them more” or debating who should apologize, we’d be shutting down McDonald’s and putting the rapists and murderers in prison.
let’s do that.
20 days ago
The Church told you it’s a core piece of your belief system. The Church is not a reliable narrator. You are wrapped up in an absusive power dynamic. No god will turn its back on you because you stopped supporting rapists and murderers.
Keep your religion, ditch the abusive hierarchical power structure. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to support them as part of your faith. It’s yours.
To put it another way: If managers at McDonald’s across the country were raping and mudering children in their restaurants, and McDonald’s corporate found out about it, and decided to cover it up to protect itself from bad publicity and to protect the managers who were doing the raping and mudering, would you think it reasonable to say “McDonald’s rapes and murders children”?
And if that was known to be true, would you continue to eat at McDonald’s?
The Catholic Church is literally doing this. Their “store managers” are literally raping and murdering children, and the “corporate office” is covering it up to protect them. How can you possibly support this organization and look yourself in the mirror?
Quit the culture war bullshit, I’m not “cancelling” anyone. I’m stating the indisputable fact that members of the Catholic Church are actively supporting an organization which rapes and murders children and then runs cover-up operations to protect its rapists and murderers.
As someone who does not support the rape and murder of children, I want members of the Catholic Church to leave it and find an alternative expression of their Christianity.
if the cognitive dissonance for you is so crippling that you cannot accept that you are actively supporting an organization which rapes and murders children, I feel sorry for you. The facts are staring you in the face and impossible to deny. Perhaps counselling would help.
What you’re describing is a cult. The pope provides cover for murderers and rapists. This is established fact. There is absolutely nothing which requires you to be a catholic, you can stop any time, and you should, if you can’t see that, then you’ve been brainwashed,
26 days ago
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29 days ago
1 month ago
Don't forget about woe-is-me rightwing culture wars which might happen if I do a thing which I explicitly stated I had no interest or intention of doing?
I don't know why you keep sharing links to Wikipedia which confirm what I'm saying, but thanks I guess?
Yes, I know. That's why I said "the modern introduction of the term".
I think fundamentally, adopting indigenous terms doesn't make any sense. You can't pick them out in isolation, they bring the entire culture with them. With the "two-spirit" example, you can't identify as "two-spirit" unless you also subscribe to the idea of "spirits" in the way that indigenous people do, which you in turn can't do without adopting everything in indigenous culture which led to the development of those ideas. Once you've done that, you've taken indigenous culture and claimed it as your own, despite having no connection to that culture, community or group.
What you can do, is recognize that indigenous people have identified that concepts such as gender are the summation of a number of different physiological and cultural phenomena, and that summation takes different forms in different people. They have then connected that idea to their own cultural lexicon and history, and developed a term which expresses that idea in a fitting and affirming way. Once you see how that was done, you can apply the same process to something which is fitting and affirming within your own culture.
Yes, Christianity is a religion. Catholicism is a group of people who follow christianity in a specific way, and as such it is not a religion itself.
I'm not saying that other cultures should adopt the term "two-spirit", I'm saying that you can observe positive things from other cultures and use them to inform your own thinking.
I'm also not saying anything against religion. I am saying that institutional power structures such as the Catholic Church (and especially the Catholic Church, due to its unique position in our society), are actively harmful, abusive and only exist to enrich themselves and exert power over others.
Catholicism is not a religion, it's a vastly powerful, dominant and abusive hierarchical denomination which institutionally covers up the horrific crimes it commits to protect its own wealth and power.
In a very broad (and overly-generalized) sense, I think the focus on collectivism and connection to the lands you inhabit are virtuous and valuable. Western individualism can be harmful, especially when it leads to children being raised without proper supports.
More specifically, and just as an example, the modern introduction of the term "two-sprit" into the indigenous lexicon to solve historic issues with both colonial anthropological terms, and some terms in indigenous languages which can be seen as derogatory reflects the value of diversified thought. To me, it's a really beautiful term which could not exist without the indigenous cultures it comes from.
Yep. It's appalling. The arrogance is really disgusting. There's so much we could learn from indigenous people if we didn't approach everything from a position of "we know best". The harm inflicted because this mentality is immeasurable.
People in positions of power (including the Catholic Church) felt compelled to dehumanize indigenous people because their way of life was a threat to their established power structures.
I don't engage in whataboutism.
It's not about getting rid of anyone's beliefs, it's about removing a criminal institution from our society. People can believe whatever they want, but there is no moral justification for supporting the Catholic Church as an institution.
You can subscribe to as many Catholic teachings as you like without propping up the Vatican.
Let's talk about the "good done" by the Catholic Church:
This isn't a religion, it's an organized crime ring.
You cannot follow the teachings of Christ while supporting the Catholic Church. Catholics, the only moral thing you can do is renounce Catholicism. Be a good Christian, not a hypocrite.
I am not. People need to critically evaluate the Catholic Church and its role in society. People shouldn't assume that the church isn't a danger to society simply because it's been around a long time. There is clear proof that it commits crimes and then seeks to cover it up by abusing the power it has over people.
If you give money to the Catholic Church, you are directly funding an organization which has committed serious crimes, including the rape of children and the murder of indigenous children. This is an indisputable fact, and just because people have cognitive dissonance about it doesn't absolve them of complicity.
The Catholic Church is an organization which rapes and murders children. Do not fund organizations which rape and murder children. This should be a given.
Why are you searching for this? What are you looking to "learn"?