What a read! All dull dry facts that I could not put down. I have despised the RCC for years, if for no other reason, that they institutionalized pedophilia.
The RCC is a business that has found the perfect situation: They hide behind religion and the Sovereignty of Statehood.
The RCC was broke in the early 1900s. They cut a deal with Mussolini and suddenly they were rich. They cut a deal with the Nazis and suddenly they were rich as Creases.
They were in bed with Franco.
They were in bed with Mussolini.
They were in bed with Hitler. I think that is the dictator trifecta!
They were in bed with the Mafia.
Once linked with the mod, suddenly there chief critics (judges, cops, publishers) turned up dead. And in the meantime, one Pope came along that would change it all… and they moderated him.
One Pope insisted that all Cardinals answer the phone when he called ON THEIR KNEES.
They are out 1 billion in defending itself from buggery costs (in 2003) and will it probably cost them 10 billion when it is done.
Lee Moller is a life-long skeptic and atheist and the author of The God Con.