From the combox of this ABC story on Archbishop Bathersby’s decision to appoint a new administrator at St Mary’s South Brisbane:
My family where all practicing Catholics but now none of us (out of 7 children) including our parents declare ourselves as Catholic anymore.
Like you said I dont need some old fart to tell me about what he thinks God is about – most of the priests I had dealings with were very very far from Godly… The whole church heirachy is groaning from the weight of its own debauchery and I hope I live to see it collapse.
If Jesus were here today I think He would be banging on the doors of the Vatican just like He did with the money lenders at the temple. I dont think He would take their crap very well at all..
People seem to forget that Jesus was a rebel, and fought against the might and hypocrisy of the religious establishment, He spent time with the underpriveliged and the outcasts and turned His back on the powerful and exposed their moral vacuum..
Does this sound familiar?
Oh yes, very familiar. So familiar that it makes one wonder if there is some website somewhere with some sort of software-generator thingy that just churns this stuff out at a push of the button…
I thought this comment string from the same post was a worth a chuckle:
Commentator: The little noise you just heard was Jesus turning in his grave [in reaction to the Archbishop’s decision].
Next Commentator: Hmmmm, not read your bible? He left his grave after three days for more appropriate lodgings.