Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rome Must Recuse Herself

I'd like it not to be, but it does hurt my feelings that so many of my friends and family remain Roman Catholic, knowing full well the pain that the church inflicted, and continues to inflict, on me and my family and friends. How can they continue to take part in the banquet being offered at the altar, knowing that I am not welcome at the table with them? I did not abuse the church; the church abused me and my family. Is it always to be that might makes right?

The church has presented itself as the only path to eternal life, all the while leading people to sin so that they can then heroically save them. This is standard behavior of abusers; they bring the vulnerable down in order to be the heroes in comforting them.

The church denies the sacraments to those molested by the clergy, while allowing these same clergy, with the virgin blood of so many on their hands, to continue to lay their filthy hands on those seeking the grace of the sacred gifts represented in theses rituals. There is a remedy for pedophilia in the bible: New International Version (©2011) 'It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Luke 17:2 Because Roman Catholics are presented as eternal children of the church and the clergy as fathers; the abuses, no matter the ages of the victims, are nothing short of incest.
The church nullifies sacred bonds made manifest in our children, with marriage annulments, showing no concern about what human price this extracts.

The church hides behind the walls of castles as human bodies are being burned alive, sanctifying the war efforts and blessing the battles.  They have even turned their seat of religion into a sovereign state, complete with armed guards. Where is Jesus in this scenario?

The church promotes abuse through brainwashing with fear of reprisal on a cosmic level, with them holding only the only power to protect and save. This is in direct contradiction to biblical prescriptions for forgiveness :15 "If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the fault. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. 16 But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. 17 If that person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. If the church decides you are right, but the other person won't accept it, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector. 18 I tell you this: Whatever you prohibit on earth is prohibited in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth is allowed in heaven. 19 "I also tell you this: If two of you agree down here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them." Matthew 18:15-20

The church denies exit from the abusive relationship under penalty of eternal damnation. If the sacrament of matrimony can be annulled, then so should all the sacraments be able to be officially annulled.

In order for the church to make right what they have systematically destroyed, the faith foundations of true followers of Jesus, they must:

  1.  Publicly admit that they have sinned against all humanity with their arrogance.
  2.  Recuse their leaders from any further moral authority. 
  3. Offer annulment of all sacraments administered by them.
  4. Tear down the walls protecting the Vatican and the churches and their leaders from rendering unto Caesar the imposition of justice that is Caesar's.
  5. Sell what they have and follow the true path of Jesus.
  6. Pay restitution to all harmed irreparably by the church.


Grandmother God

Judging someone, not supporting their decisions, are two different things;
There are many paths on which not to choose, the consequences they bring.
Why should any have to support decisions of thrill seekers and adventurers,
Not on proven paths whose end destinations are more secure?

One can be all for mutual insurance for any group with common values,
But be tired of being penalized by the reasons and science other's refused.
The problems and inter-generational wars seem to come in any society
That penalizes others for activities from which some choose to be free.

Because all of animal nature is dependent on individual tribal unity,
We should stop offering the world as a false sense of community.
Religions should be allowed to administer any help to those
Who relate to the values that their faith practices propose.

Countries should only concern themselves with the shared values,
From which humanity's eternal peace will finally be pulled.
Go back to look at children before they are taught fear;
There, we will discover the values humans we should hold dear.

The Sacred Spirit is not where we divide humanity;
It's, from recorded history: lust, competition, and jealousy.
Cooperation has long been presented as weakness,
But war's continuation, only war, does increase.

If we envisioned "God" as grandmother, not warlord,
Would we then put down our tribes' deadly swords?
There would be no more competition for supremacy,
Only a place of peace where all grandchildren could be.

"Not in my house," the God Grandmother would proclaim.
It would not matter, to her, on whom the fight was to blame.
Combatants would be put out in the yard to fight it out;
Her own Garden of Eden's peace wouldn't be in doubt.

Perhaps it is time that we look to grandmother wisdom,
And find the eternal path to universal peace for all humans.
Let those who choose anarchy or violence to suffer,
Without the vulnerable and innocent as their buffer.