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Organized Religion Is The Same Thing As Organized Crime

Updated on May 12, 2010


The only thing I know about organized crime is what I’ve seen in the movies and on television but from everything I’ve seen organized religion is the same thing as organized crime – Don’t Get Me Started!

I’ve been a Jew all my life and will be one all my life (no matter how many people write in and tell me that I need to accept Jesus as my personal savior – save yourself and leave me out of it, please). I don’t care what you worship and supposedly the laws of America say the same thing too but once people start supposedly organizing their worshiping it creates a breeding ground for such crimes against humanity that I honestly don’t get how they can delude themselves into convincing themselves and others that they’re actually doing good.

The fact that anyone can allow the Pope to use the word “sin” when the real word is “crime” for what the many priests have done to children all over the globe is beyond me. Come on, what kind of sick game of semantics is that? Maybe that hat is a little too tight. The problem is not “sin” in your church, it’s pedophiles that are committing “crimes” and you have committed crimes for your involvement of shuffling these pedophiles around hoping no will notice and for allowing these sickos to go to other places to commit the same crimes over and over again. Now I don’t know if you’ve seen the Godfather movies but isn’t this what they do? You kill someone and then they send you to “disappear” in Italy for a few years?

And while we’re on the topic is the Pope any different than the Godfather? He sits on high ruling the people he’s bullied into thinking they’re “family” and uses them to make as much money and get as much power as possible for himself.  I’m telling you, I’ve seen a lot of movies and the story of the Pope and the Godfather share more than a few plot lines.

Believe me when I say I’m not excusing organized Jewish religion either that seems more worried about getting money for a building fund than building the spiritual background of their congregation in many places. And don’t even get me started on the Mormons and their “temple” where they just make shit up as they go along, keeping women pushed down until they’re breeding them to elders like a puppy mill. Once again, I don’t have a problem (like some) with thinking that people are allowed to worship whoever they want but when they get together they seem to look more and more like the villagers from an old horror movie with their pitchforks and torches, attacking the so-called monster when they’ve become the monsters themselves.

Please don’t try to tell me that I’m using the same mentality by stereotyping the entire group of organized religion as they do to us gays. I don’t sit around saying that I’m better or living my life the way everyone else should and they do, don’t tell me they don’t. And for the record, I’ve never fucked a kid up the ass or taken money under the false pretenses that I can get someone a better seat on the Heaven Tram and you, the organized religious have done both. How do you sleep at night? You’re so worried that I’m sleeping with another man yet you lay in your pious bed of ill gotten tax free gains all the while knowing you’re destroying the very souls you claim to be saving.  

I’m so tired of the Religious Right telling me that homosexuality is a sin and an abomination. Look, I don’t think everyone in the world should be gay but I also don’t think everyone in the world has to be straight, white and Christian to be treated as equals either. I’m not sitting on any high horse saying that I know better or that the way I worship is the way everyone should worship. I’m not talking about beliefs here I’m talking about facts. The fact that so many children have been molested by religious leaders is astounding and the fact that they are allowed to hide behind their robes and church walls while trying to throw us off the scent of their corruption with their frankincense just doesn’t make any sense to me. If you knew of a day care that was beating kids and it was proved beyond a shadow of a doubt, it would be shut down for the common good and the perpetrators of the crime would be punished. Why does the church get a “Get Out Of Molestation Free Card?”  And please don’t tell me about the “restitution” they’ve made in the cases where they’ve been caught because that’s nothing but hush money which takes us back to where we began, organized religion is the same thing as organized crime – Don’t Get Me Started!

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      yourdecision 5 years ago

      According to this type of logic. Someone who advocates spanking children, and someone who enjoys taking hearts out with a knife, is the same.

      Although I think there needs to be put a stop in both cases. I wouldn't compare them.

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      somelikeitscott 7 years ago from Las Vegas

      tonymac - you're soooo right. I'm not a sports fan on the whole (I know, shocking to you) but there is an awful lot of worshiping that goes on of these people that can easily remind you of religion of the organized variety! Write that hub, sir!

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      SwiftlyClean 7 years ago from Texas

      Well written and well said.

      I enjoyed reading.


      Sharon Smith

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Hahaha! I have thought about writing a Hub about why organised religion is like organised sport - once it is organised it's no longer any fun! I enjoyed this Hub very much.

      Love and peace