Sunday, October 18, 2009

The cake is a lie

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The cake is a lie, a quote from the game Portal, is a perfect metaphor for religion, particularly the Catholic faith. Nearly everything promised you in this life is the result of corrupt men who use the cake as a means to control your life. I see the corrupt part of religion every day as I read stories of hypocrisy large and small.  For Catholics, the cake is supported by a global business as cutthroat as any other business fighting for survival in a competitive global economy. When a risk is identified, they move to protect the business and screw the cake eaters. Their motto is protect the cake. Take the case of Father Henry Willenborg who betrayed his own vows to father a child with a woman seeking his guidance.

Ms. Bond separated from her husband, and for the next five years she and the priest, the Rev. Henry Willenborg, carried on an intimate relationship, according to interviews and court documents. In public, they were both leaders in their Catholic community in Quincy, Ill. In private they functioned like a married couple, sharing a bed, meals, movie nights and vacations with the children.

The Catholic church hid the relationship for over 20 years. They allowed Willenborg to function as a priest without telling the cake eaters that his cakes were fake. The denied the child a father and protected the priest from living up to his responsibilities. When the child became sick they fought to keep the case from the press and to deny the son the care he desirved. Of course, all of this changed once the NY Times ran the story. As soon as the cake eaters read about the cake makers, they suspended the baker for the good of the cake. What assholes.

The bishop said he had been warned by Father Willenborg’s superiors that The Times would report that Father Willenborg had fathered a son. But he said he decided to suspend the priest after reading accusations in the article that the priest encouraged the woman to have an abortion the first time she became pregnant by him, and had sex with another woman who was young enough to be in high school.

Listen cake eaters, home made pie is better.

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