Convenient Catholicism

How-about-I-just-smack-the-stupid-out-of-you-patch-300x213Oh look, more stupid Catholics!  What a surprise!  This time out, a crazy fundamentalist Catholic tries to defend the Catholic Church and Catholicism and their hiding of pedophile priests by redefining words and playing the statistics game.

The disagreement was that the Catholic Church has blatantly tried to defend pedophile priests and hide them from prosecution. There is no real argument here, all of this is clearly true.  However, in a desperate attempt to defend and support the Vatican, now we’re seeing one fundamentalist Catholic twist reality to the breaking point and beyond.

This guy tries to say that the Catholic Church isn’t just the people running the thing, it isn’t just the priests and the bishops and the rest of the clergy, the Catholic Church is 1.2 billion people who belong to the church and since there aren’t that many pedophile priests statistically against that large number, accounting for everyone that sits in the pews once in a while, that pedophila is really not a big deal!  Feel free to face-palm.

That’s like saying that we can’t criticize Wal-Mart because millions and millions of people shop there and therefore, Wal-Mart is a massive organization, larger than many countries, and therefore any wrongdoing is so minuscule as to be irrelevant!  It’s like saying the U.S. government never does anything wrong because we’re going to consider all 320 million Americans part of the government and you can’t possibly blame all of them, can you?

It amazes me the lengths that some of these theists will go to support and defend their religious organizations and beliefs. They will never admit that any of them could ever do anything wrong, so no matter how much it looks like they are guilty of crimes and moral failures, there has to be some way to spin the facts, distort the stories and twist the narrative so that their church of choice comes out smelling like a rose, even if the rose smells a bit of bullshit.

I really don’t know what more to say about this, you can’t reason these people out of a position they never reasoned themselves into, it just leaves me shaking my head at the utter stupidity of the religious and the complete failure of logic for some members of the human species.

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