- Apr 29, 2001
Originally posted by: sygyzy
The ridiculousness of this topic astounds me. The OP makes it sound like he's asking a legitimate question, but he can't help himself and interjects anti-religious statements.
GagHalfrunt suggests that "a lot" of it has gone to court settlements for victims. That implies a majority. I would bet the monies paid to victims are a drop in the bucket compared to how much money the church has.
JS80, "The Big Tipper," pulls this gem out of his ass - "I would imagine the Catholic Church is worth approximately 10x whatever their Balance Sheet claims." Based on what?!?!?! Why not 12x or 8x?
Then m1ldslide1 tries to contribute with more silliness and passes it off as fact. Are we just posting from our freshman creative writing class now? I don't have a problem with church criticism but what's the point of post after post of theories?
I can play along. Let's talk about IBM. Yeah I bet they have some atrocities they don't want us to know about. Like their involvement with the Germans in WW2. I mean why don't they open up ALL their files and records for the public to peruse. You know, because that's what companies like to do. They like to just leave their doors unlocked to see. And yeah, I bet their director of marketing is a cross-dresser. Yeah, that's the ticket. And man, I bet they actually didn't build Big Blue. I bet Toshiba did but they didn't get any credit for that.
So you admit that the church is just a business then? I'm glad that we are all on like terms now.