|You do realize that the Catholic Church of the middle ages was ruled by a bunch of corrupt people who only used "religion" (although everything they did cannot be justified with what the Bible says) as cover for their actions.|
The problem I have with referring to the fact that the mistakes was made by the catholic church of the middle ages is the following:
- All modern churches are derived from/based on the catholic church of the middle ages.
- It is convenient to place blame on a group that existed long ago relative to any modern human - but what if there was a person (strange type) that lived for thousands of years. To him the church is still the same business just different sign boards.
- Will our future descendants one day refer to the church of our time as the church of the late middle ages with all it's issues.
Issues have occurred back then and have been occurring all the time till now.
The issues of the present are not as blatant of those of the past.
To list one new issue is the churches stance of gay rights.
I personally have nothing against gays, but find an issue with this bunch now claiming the same when it is actually written in black and white in the bible that such acts are wrong.
Surely their divine inspired message shouldn't be adjusted for modern times.
Whatever made gay relationships wrong in the past (according to the bible) should still be relevant in todays times.
Or is it their hypocritical nature surfacing again - they realized that many gay people are very rich and influential ...
Hence the term hypocrit seems to fit them very well here.
They conveniantly change the bible as it suits them - note older versions of bible containing the word hell while modern ones don't.
Apparently they discovered that hell was never a word/term referenced in those times as was made to believe when christianity was spread.
How much more is going to be changed as time goes on, and at point point do people stop being sentimental about believing in them???