Originally Posted by patteeu
No, your opinion doesn't upset me. Your apparent inability to understand my criticism and your crude expression of your opinion are troubling though.
I doubt that Benedict did anything that I would consider heinous, but I'm willing to admit that I don't know the whole story so my mind remains open.
I understand your criticism just fine. You think I am a RCC basher because I am critical of the church and its leadership. That is your right. I think I have articulated and shown that I find any organization that conducts itself in such a way to propagate the molesting of children to be heinous.
I do not criticize the RCC because they are Catholic. I criticize the leadership because they knew they had a problem, and they covered it up. I criticize because they failed to notify the authorities of cases of child molestation... and then, on top of that, those who were guilty of molesting children were moved to new parishes and allowed to commit those crimes again. The church is now facing the consequences of its cover ups, and it is costing them in both financial terms, and in terms of the church's reputation.