A new face of Church

Jesus of Nazareth, a religious preacher for some and convict of political sedition for a few is believed by the majority of people in the world, viz. Christians as God. This God in the contemporary era has a form which is church. However, closer understanding shows that it is the power of church on earth and not the power of God that is sacrosanct. This power of church is nothing but the power of clergy, an apostle of divine knowledge or enlightened souls. This power gives them carte blanche to act as per their whims and fancies.

The startling news from Germany about the thousands of children being sexually abused by Catholic clergy is of paramount concern. The countries like Chile, Argentina and India are dominated by sexual abuse cases. The designated cherubic souls meant to purify mankind from sins are themselves deeply engrossed in the heinous act. What a big hypocrisy!

A recent incident from the state of Kerala bears testimony to the above-stated fact. The Bishop F. Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. A protector turns out to be a predator. What faith will they preach if they are outrageously breaching it? Catholic Church as an institution tries to mask this kind of incident. This to an extent reveals the DNA or working of churches across the country.

Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity was involved in child trafficking. This shameful deed reveals their malicious and covetous nature. The secular element is also missing in them. Christians won’t accept Prasad, a devotional offering, and if offered they will cross-check whether it is Prasad or a mere sweet.

The religion concerned also believes in conversion, if not forced one then by luring them with material benefits. Those innocent souls having nothing better to do just fall into the trap. They get lured and baptized in the process. If it is done on purely humanitarian grounds, then my question is why conversion? The paraphernalia involved in the working of churches is cumbersome and unaltruistic.

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