Monday, April 05, 2010
The corruption of individuals within an organization, which is what the RC church is, no more invalidates a theological system then the corruption of people in Freddie Mae invalidated Capitalism. If you go into a place and the people in charge are corrupt then leave of course but you should not enter any religion seeking a messenger but a message. To do otherwise makes your choices simply reactive, which is a very passive and I suspect ineffective way to approach these problems. Personally it is not my faith and I suspect that large organizations may be less secure from this kind of abuse, but that needs research. Small organizations that rely on personal as opposed to institutional charisma may be vulnerable also.