A BIT "TEAL DEER" BUT I BROKE IT UP TO MAKE IT EASIER TO READ....
I've always been baffled by organizations that coverup members indiscretions rather than deal with them. Many keep doing it despite common knowledge that it always makes them look worse.
I've read about the junk with Penn State, The Roman Catholic Church, other church denominations and religious institutions, secular institutions, etc.
The crime will always be found out, eventually! Why cover up when you can save the organization's integrity and credibility by ditching the bad apples....which is easier and with a lot less litigation and headaches?
The case concerning the RC Church is especially mind-boggling. They protect and cover up all these nonce priests and....despite vowing otherwise....continue to do so! These guys are obsessed with protecting the Church's image as this great moral and spiritual authority but are too stupid to realize that covering stuff up is what ruins their rep!
It's obvious to anyone with a brain: Root out the bad priests, defrock them, prosecute them and protect and aid the victims and your reputation as an institution will SOAR and the pews will fill and you will be admired and loved!
But the idiots in charge refuse common sense. It gives the impression that they support and encourage noncery....and they HAVE THE GAL TO WONDER WHY PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE CHURCH!
Look! I get it! The RC has had a priest shortage! I get it that a lot less guys are joining! I get that you need men to perform clerical duties but there's not enough!
But rather than solving all these issues with 86ing mandatory celibacy, allowing women, and rooting out bad apples....they dig their heels! The early church didn't have celibacy! Celibacy was invented in the Middle Ages so the Church could hold on to more property rather than see it disperse to spouses, offspring and family! It's not something instituted by Jesus!
As for the woman thing....okay; I can understand (but still greatly disagree because women as religious authority is awesome and vital and women/The Feminine are made equal to men/The Masculine) concerning certain verses attributed to Paul of Tarsus....but it should still be considered! At least allow women to be Deacons (which is very Biblical and mentioned in the New Testament).
The thing is; If you adapt with the times and root out the bad apples and support the victims, your credibility will skyrocket and more will want to join! With the option of marriage and relationships restored for the clergy, many more will be interested in becoming clergy! The Priest shortage will end and ditching the bad ones will be easy!
What is it with various institutions who cover up or are rotten to members? They care so much about image, wealth, power, etc. but are too stupid to realize that doing the right thing is a win-win for everybody!
- Investing in paying good wages and treating employees well makes a happier better worker and a better product more will buy and the investment pays for itself in the long run (Profit-obsessed CEOs take note)!
- Rooting out miscreants in your organization will show the world that you are awesome and worthy of respect and will protect your reputation (Police, Colleges, Govt. Institutions, Religious institutions, take note).
Edited by SpukiKitty, 23 April 2018 - 10:58 AM.