I agree with above. I personally do believe in God. But I have always felt people are born equal. I don’t think the Pope, celebrities or any human being is infallibleThat is a big turn off for many regarding the catholic church. I understand too, especially given their past highlighted above. But many believers have stood firm and resolved that the pope is infallible....until we got a progressive one from a 3rd world country
Agree - in the Middle Ages there were designated “sin eaters”. You paid for them to forgive your sins. Man will always find a way to profit, even off religion.When my wife & I visited St. Peters in Rome it was a big turnoff how the Popes were prominently featured (statues) all over the church. To me, the focus should be primarily on Bible teachings because that's the only way to know & understand God and Jesus. Everything else is just manmade.
We have family that lived in Washington, DC. It really struck me all the imagery deifying Washington.