Business of the Catholic Church (5 facts)

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1.The Vatican Bank has $8 billion in assets

The Vatican Bank, which has about $8 billion in assets, has often been at the center of scandal and corruption since it was founded in 1942. Pope Benedict began the process of cleaning the bank up, and Francis has continued that work.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/24/news/pope-francis-visit-vatican-catholic-church/index.html

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Religion in general has pretty much always been like a hot bed of corruption.To be fair,(in my opinion) Pope Francis seem to be someone,at least interested, in trying to help people begin to face up to it.I feel like he should get credit for that

It was bound to happen?. When they allow any/all religious groups to be issued with charity status and/or tax exemptions ,and suchlike,pretty much “automatically” as of right

That’s a situation system ripe for this kind of abuse ?

To make the situation worse.They also didn’t allow it, that atheist groups would be able to claim the same (charity status .Tax exemption,as of right) . So this also automatically put non believers on an un-level playing field

Naturally it was geared, so that it was pretty much always going to be groups of religious folk, who would end up having far more money to use to be able to build societies schools,hospital and things like that too

Believers then used this system to also help make the non believer then look bad.By pointing out, how it was groups of believers who help to “build more”

As if this should be some great surprise?

Naturally the average church goer, also didn’t even stop to think about the lopsided un-level playing field,either. As mostly their minds were already far more pre occupied with thinking about how to go about saving their own soul (geared toward thinking about how to “save themselves”.Even under Hitler regime,some folks had also allowed themselves to fall under the same type of spell too)

Non believers, also, didn’t really have a shit show in hell, of even trying to help believers to see through this folly  (no more so, than what us ex eb will also really have a shit show in hell,even today, of trying to help the eb see through their own folly either).As all these folks minds, have been pre-trained since birth, to not bother to think about certain matters, they have been told shouldn’t need to be of their own-concern.

I feel pretty sure, i can say that Pope Francis is someone who’s already well aware of this himself. But what can he do? .

Lets face it. It would be mighty hard, for the Pope, to need to come straight out suddenly and tell all the Catholic folk, that they had been wrongfully led to believe that atheist folk were just uncharitable folk

 

Because specially in countries like America. They have most surely been led to believe it. They have been led to distrust atheist so much,for so long, that they still wont even vote atheists into government even now that it’s year 2017. This is how deeply ingrained this situation is

The whole system is a shambles.The deceit and corruption have run so deep (Sorry to say.But sometime things we really don’t enjoy to say,perhaps, may still need to be said.Perhaps some things wont begin to change, unless we do)

Meanwhile any folks lives that happen to be mixed up in cults (often due to birthright) are the ones who also lose out the most.Because religion has also helped to shape societies mindfulness to be geared to consider situation from a timeline of eternity. So therefore we are forced to live as if there is less hurry to need to attend to these problem right now ,as the general feeling they (the church) helped to introduce into populations minds is that it can always still be dealt with at a far later date (IE: afterlife . Of which we don’t even know exist)

This is the immoral shambles that religion has helped to spawn  (i feel)

The very worst part is, that the church is also now unable to own up to it. I mean, can you just imagine how the old folk would begin to feel ?.Even imagine how believers might begin to feel to need to know that perhaps most likely they had been led to demonize certain groups of people wrongfully

Imagine living with that knowledge

When at present, so many (millions,billions?) of these folk, are all able to get their kicks each week,while sitting in church smugly feeling so wonderfully good about their religious group connection

No way can they ever dare admit it. Too quick?

Church membership is “already” declining too fast.How will they even pay for the up keep of church buildings, if membership were to more suddenly stop?.

That wont work.Beside some folk would be left to feel too bad(the shame of the immorality might be too much for some to be left to deal with.Likewise among the exclusive brethren cult too.Perhaps even so too among ex eb as well.Who knows?)

But perhaps the Catholic church is already smart enough to read the writing on the wall?. If you do have read through this article above, you can then see for yourself how they also report “tourism has tripled in Vatican city under Pope Francis”

In future, perhaps tourism may become the main stay for the ongoing maintenance of many religious buildings

Youth are the people,these days,who are now way less easy (for adults) to lead .Today children are being taught to try to think for themselves, so as to then be able to become our-leaders

But is that such a bad thing ? . If we stop and consider, the state of affairs of the world, as it now is today (like:global warming,famine,diminishing resources, extinction of species,ongoing wars and so on)

Lets hope the children wont continue to follow our example

About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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