One of my favorite podcasts is the In the Name of God – The Podcast!. Each week, Matthew the Apostle goes over all of the crimes committed each week by religious leaders. I bring this up, because this week, the Catholic Church was again in the news for covering up the abuse of over 1,000 children by over 300 priests.
This has led me to wonder – what do these people who commit these crimes REALLY believe?
These are the same people who are opposed to gay marriage because the Bible condemns it as a sin, but seem to have no problem with inappropriately touching kids or looking the other way when someone else does.
To which I really want to know: Have they lost their faith and are just putting on an act? That’s the only thing I can come up with for why, with all of their belief in a powerful judgmental God who sees all, hears all, and knows all, they would then go and commit this sin against God and expect Him to not be completely judgmental of them.
I would really love to interview one of these fallen leaders and ask them: do you still really believe in a judgmental God who will send you to eternal damnation, or do you think it’s BS, you can do what you want, and go through the motions for the purposes of appearances?
Either way, take a listen to the podcast. He’s been doing for years, and the news this week from Pennsylvania doesn’t even come close to what these people (from ALL religions) do week after week. And if that gives you pause, consider this – Matthew’s podcasts are only the tip of the iceberg. He only has 30 minutes each week to cover these “crimes for God” and there are many more that he doesn’t even have time to get to.