Why does anyone remain in the NO? I have family who are NO and when I bring things like this to their attention they just shrug and say something non-committal
vatican drug sex orgy
Scandals, even on the scale and to the degree of that linked, don't warrant leaving.
I think that many stay out of habit, false/deceptive if convincing consolation, and these things are reinforced by the very things that are characteristically Catholic, namely things like "everyone else is doing it", particularly family.
It is hard to be the odd-ball, to see everyone else going to "mass", the subtle pressures, the isolation and loneliness... then the "Catholic guilting" and dynamic silences of the same people.
In large part this is what happened to my "ex". I watched it happen, I told her it was happening; she denied, and denied, and denied, but bit by bit she caved and went from making sense, to nonsense and turned into the very creature that she strove with previously.
It's really sad to watch that, it's like losing someone to a pod person. They literally change into something
It can be particularly confusing if, against Christ's words, we understandably keep going by externals, by appearances. This is part of the horror and heartbreak because there is a monster wearing the skin of someone you wanted to have kids with, and now the monster is just darned "nice", "charitable" , "patient", "kind" etc.
That mutual "alien-ness" puts any effective commo directly
into the hands of God.
I see this with people like Stubborn, or speaking to Atheists; you get suckered into thinking that you're on the same page, with the same words, and the same thoughts but the underlying principles, the very software, uses the same corpus of representations, signs, symbols etc. in a diametrically opposite and utterly foreign way.
It really is nigh impossible to adequately describe to one who hasn't been through it.
It really is like alien horror, like they're taken over, like "Stepford Wives".
Anyway, more than enough of that.