Criticism of Religion

Church abuses

My last post triggered a response from someone who has a much more serious grievance with the Unitarian Universalist Church than I do.

Before we go any further, let’s review the primary purpose of this blog: The primary purpose (I say quite selfishly) concerns my religious and secular life. Anything else is tangential, say, church-state separation issues, or the variety of abuses heaped upon humanity by churches throughout history.

I could turn it into a fulltime job. And some blogs have done that. But that’s not my purpose. I have fibromyalgia, and the way I manage it is to know my limitations.

Which is not to say that I’m not occasionally up to a good anti-church rant. Who isn’t? (If you’re not, that’s great, but that falls under “stuff I do not need to know.”)

It does not surprise me that the Unitarian Universalist Church is guilty of sexual abuses. I did not assume that the Catholic Church had a monopoly on such things (why would they? There’s no logical reason to assume that).

As a person with a conscience, I hereby condemn all such abuses in the strongest possible terms, as well as any avoidance of reparations/justice which the perpetrators (individually or collectively) may be guilty of.

Note to churches that are trying to protect their ministers from the justice of civil law: Stop that.

There. I’ve condemned the abuse while honoring the limitations of this blog. My job is done.

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