Then your culture is prime pickings for brainwashing. Until you accept that priests were not supposed to be God's intermediaries, this will continue by ruthless profiteers playing on peoples' sensibilities.
Priest are too latent for my testes and the church is too timid.
There were always the case and those profiteers were and are not only in church or not primarily in the church.
So religion has failed abysmally then? Jesus died for us all and expiated our sins yet we still behave like barbarians 2000 years on? Wow, that's reassuring ;)
Well, imagine people without religions and its tempering and civilizing influence:)were would we be? You are taking too many things for granted - due to religion influence, on the other hand you blame all failings on religion.
Ah! Protestants cannot be an example because if anybody they make a war with -God is on our side- a rule, anyway against they Christian breather !
well, I don't care much about statistics :) most people .....and so on!