Lib 23, 02 / Sep 4, 18 23:44 UTC
Roman Catholic Scandal ¶
For those of you unaware, there are plenty of Catholic forums on the internet. Now with the current scandal taking place, there are differing sides. Some want the Pope to resign along with other leaders, while there is another side that doesn't want the Pope to resign and there are calls for silence and prayer, which some see as trying to silence the outcries that are taking place.
For those of you also that do not know. The Roman Catholic Church is technically a Monarchy, and the head of State is the Papacy, aka the Pope. The problem with this style of government and Rome/ the Vatican is considered a government. Is it is a locked system. The only way to get in, is to become a religious , or a priest. An work your way up the system. More problems is the rest of the world is not allowed to speak against the Church in any way or accusations get tossed from the Vatican that one is a dissenter or trying to split the church, or a heretic. An back in the day, one would of been hauled to Rome and locked up for a length of time.
Also and I find this very interesting after speaking my peace in the Catholic Forums as I am a practicing Catholic and I don't buy into this notion that Jesus actually wanted a system like this in his name. One where the people have no voice and no vote in anything and corruption can run rampant and too bad so sad is the answer from those in charge. The interesting thing to me is some people blame problems for what is called Vatican II and I will leave that for you to research. An they want things to go back to Vatican I. Here is the trap of a problem though. These people are talking out of both sides of their mouths. They know good and well the faithful are in a Monarchy, and that it does not allow for decent, in put, questioning, or anything. You follow the rules, and that is it. YET these same hardliners want things to go back to Vatican I.... there ya go.
They want only a little bit of change and then want to go back to saying, you can't change the Church to fit your needs.
And that isn't personally what I am asking at all. I just ask for the dang common sense that God gives each of us ( for those that believe in God anyhow ) to be used, and heard. Some things with in the Church can be changed, and the world would not fall apart, some things like how the Mass has to be performed, how religious sacaraments are to be done etc, can not. But the part that I think should be changed is from a locked down Monarchy, to some kind of system that is blooming like Asgardia. People still complain about things are unfair etc. BUT at least the citizens of Asgardia get a vote. Heck there are literally other corrupt nations that pander to the people and pretend to give them a real honest chance at voting but they don't have one.
And Church could have a system in place, where when things go south, or things come into question the lay people of the Church, can have a vote, which is brought up to their local bishop, which the bishop has to give an answer and an explenation, and in turn if in agreement with the people the issue gets run up the flag pole.
But what I hate is that their is notion, that clergy and religious are " hoiler " or have some kind of " direct " connection to Jesus or God. It is insane. God wants to be apart of everyone lives at a personal level and it is up to us to figure out how to get to that level. These religious and clergy really of any religion are there not to rule, but to provide a service and be a guide. Not lords. An the Church hates being told this.
I look at Asgardia and the potential it has. The honesty it has to be respectful of everyone, of all religions and etc. An I appreciate it. We as a nation are still in a very young phase. There will be growing pains, but i seriously doubt we will see giant levels of corruption at the level the Church has become. An please do not get me wrong I do not suggest anyone who is Catholic to leave the Church, or people considering to join to turn a run away. Just don't be afraid to question power. An don't be afraid to let a higher power / God instruct you on the truth.