THE ROMAN CATHOLIC INSTITUTION USED SEX FOR CENTURIES TO KEEP US ALL UNDER THEIR CONTROL..............
........................................................NOW IT IS SEX THAT IS DESTROYING THEM !
When I was a young teenager - like so many others my age - the Catholic Church had done a very good job of convincing me that my SOUL was the good part of me and my BODY was the evil part.
They had me running to confession several times a week - if not daily - confession my "IMPURE THOUGHTS" and "IMPURE ACTIONS WITH MYSELF".
In the dark confessional twisted priests (some of whom were dirty old bastards) asked me questions like:
Were the impure thoughts of boys or of girls?
Were you thinking of penises or vaginas?
How many impure thoughts did you have - hundreds or thousands?
Describe those thoughts to me?
How many times did you commit self pollution?
When and where did you "spill the seed"?
etc, etc, etc................................................................................
All this brainwashing and all this interrogation in the dark confessional gave me massive hang ups about my sexuality and my body and I was in my early 40's before I freed myself of it completely in a planned and totally voluntary counselling / therapy process.
Many people of my generation and before were affected like I was. Some were more affected. Some never achieved healing. Some even took their own lives!
The reproductive instinct and the sex drive are deep part of everyone's psyche and the Catholic Church knew that if they controlled us at the level of our sexuality they really had us where they wanted to have us. They literally had us by the "short and curlies".
The priests insisted that we could only enjoy sex in a valid Catholic man / woman marriage.
They insisted that sex was ONLY for making babies.
They lectured women about being CONSTANTLY pregnant.
They "churched" women after childbirth to cleanse them for the dirty things they had done.
They insisted that women give brutish husbands their conjugal rights (Belfast women called it their "jungle rights").
AND ALL THE TIME...........
The bishops and priests themselves were sexually abusing little boys or girls or covering up for other bishops and priests who were doing so.
Bishops and priests were having sex with men and women or covering up for those who were doing so.
Bishops and priests were fathering children or covering up for those who were doing so.
Bishops and priests were having sex with nuns or other clerics or covering up for others who were doing so.
And they sat in their palaces and presbyteries imbibing whiskey having a good laugh at the ejits in the pews who were DOING AS THEY SAID BUT NOT DOING AS THEY DID !
AND NOW IN THE DAY OF THE WORLD MEDIA
We are learning the dark secrets of the past and present activities of the clerics.
We know about the Bishop Eamon Casey's, the Father Michael Cleary's, the Father Brendan Smyth's.
We know about the Father Rory Coyle's and their trips out on the internet and phone apps.
We know about Maynooth and Grindr and Growlr and Fabguys et al.
We know about Gorgeous and King Puck and Horny Andy et al.
We know about the sauna priests giving the Last Rites to priests who drop dead in the sauna.
We know about Bishop Conry of England dating a man's wife.
We know about how you get promoted in the Vatican by doing your superiors sexual favours.
We know about the clerical sex holidays in Barcelona and Ibiza.
We know about priests having at least one woman in every parish he goes to.
We know about the Reds changing their name to the Pinks.
AND WE KNOW THAT THOSE NOT INVOLVED ARE STILL COVERING UP FOR THOSE WHO ARE!
We know that nowadays you can get ordained - not because you are a good candidate - but because you have the DIRT on bishops, senior clergy, other clergy and seminarians.
We know that you are much more likely to be ordained if you are a sexually promiscuous gay seminarian than any other kind of seminarian.
We know that you will be more likely to succeed in the seminary if you are gay rather than straight.
We know that in today's seminaries priests are still quizzing young men about their impure thoughts, their erections, their wet dreams, their fantasies, their "spilling of the seed".
SO - it seems that the SEX WEAPON is backfiring on those who used it for so long to shoot others!
It is interesting to note that the Catholic Church is imploding and exploding - not because of atheism, agnosticism, secularism, pluralism, materialism - BUT because the SEX GUN is backfiring on the clerics !
Someone wisely said: "SEX IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S 20TH CENTURY GALILEO".
And so it has come to pass!
I'm not foolish enough to think that the GREAT ROMAN CATHOLIC EMPIRE is going to disappear.
No - it has too much money and too much power and too many blind adherents for that to happen.
But it is withering and shrinking.
And that withering and shrinking has been and is being caused by the clergy who cannot keep it in their trousers and their colleagues who continue to protect those who cannot keep it in their trousers.
Yesterday I came up with a quote that I think is one of the best I have come up with:
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS NOT A GOOD BARREL WITH SOME BAD APPLES IN IT.
IT IS A ROTTEN BARREL WITH SOME GOOD APPLES IN IT.