I see the way certain things get handled – like child sex abuse, where only fraction of what has gone on – is being exposed. And how they only care ‘now’, because they fucking have to be seen to care, but they don’t really – it’s all fake tears and bullshit, to try and salvage some of their reputation.
I see many of the victims having tried for decades to get the ‘church’ to deal with, and they all failed – too scared of their reputation, and possible financial consequences, in compensation claims.
I been on the receiving end of abuse within Christianity, not as a child, but as an adult, and it devastated me, so I can only begin to imagine how all the child abuse victims feel. The ones that haven’t killed themselves over it. And the abuse I endured, was dealt with pathetically too and I know other abusive ministers within that denomination and area are being protected and enabled.
Christianity, is a breeding ground for abusers and narcissists.
Cheap grace, lack of humanity and weak people following like sheep, is all too prominent in Christianity.
I have very little faith.
Especially when I hear all church’s should have a policy in place for convicted sex offenders, to be able to attend church. And no doubt their ‘crimes’ will be kept confidential, so the ‘flock’ won’t find out.
Well, I’m sure that is great for the sex offender, but what about the safety of children who attend, or the women?
There is a continual push in society and in Christianity, to care more about the rights of those who harm others, than the victims, or potential victims.
If I find out the church I attend, has one of these ‘sex offender protection ‘policies, we won’t be going anymore.
I care about my children’s safety – even if stupid Christians don’t. My children won’t become another child sex abuse statistic that the church hierarchy try to cover up and ignore.
And if Christians are getting all this, so wrong – they are also going to be screwing everything else up too.
And yes, there is a lot of good stuff happening too – but that doesn’t cancel out, or minimize, how much many are screwing up the really important stuff.
I just look at people in general and think ‘what the fuck are you thinking?’