I just find it crazy that a millennial institution is so turned inward with infighting that the bile that spews outwards speaks with a straight face of “gay lobbies”, “homosexuals=pedophiles”, “sexual liberation for non-priests 60 years ago, therefore raping kids” in 2019.
This kind of language (not to mention widespread sexual abuse) would be enough to condemn any organization to social ostracism, ISIS-like. How aren’t those documents cause for scorched earth policies against the Catholic church from the part of “secular” states?
Will something like this happen in the future to Star Wars fans, or Trekkies? Schisms about Han shooting first?
How long until a religion can form from first principles?