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Monday, December 22, 2014

The hypocrisy of religious institutions



Pope Francis is an honest man, beliefs notwithstanding, and intends to shine light on the harsh reality of life inside a religious institution. He has condemned his institution for what it really is:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/pope-francis-issues-blistering-critique-of-vatican-bureaucracy-1.2158180

This is what Friedrich Nietzsche warned about in The Will to Power.

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote that what Jesus had in mind for mankind was a kibbutz - a pluralist shared commune - and not a religious institution of bureaucratic antipathy.  Uncaring towards the people they are there to support.

 "If Jesus was alive today, and looked at the Roman Catholic Church, he would not be happy."

This can't be just one religion - it has to be all of them.  All human organizations are fraught with selfish stupidity.