No one I know associates Bozo the Clown with particle physics. In the same vein you don't normally associate the Catholic Church with transparency. Investigative journalists and Victorian police have revealed a clergy conspiracy of silence with regard to allegations of child sex abuse by pedophilic priests. Reports show church bosses across the state are in receipt of a four page media protocol which outlines the appropriate way to stonewall media and law enforcement inquiries as it prepares for its day of reckoning with a parliamentary inquiry into their handling of widespread systemic child molestation. Should we be surprised? Not at all. Should we be alarmed? Very much so. After all, the inviolables of their creed are supposed to be fundamental honesty openess and ... truth! Anything less is an abrogation of their sacred vows and indifference to the entrustment that society bestows on them. Trust is hard to repair.
It appears to be self evident that as the self proclaimed living embodiment of their god's law they make a good corpse. But considering they spruik an invisible product that frightens the bejesus out of the masses it's easy to see how they can get away with virtually anything. Of course there is nothing new in this latest obfusgation, the Holy Catholic Empire has basically been borderline criminal for two millenia with a history so filled with vice, greed and corruption, not forgetting psychological and physical abuse, it would make the mafia blink. For what good they do within the community they negate it ad nauseum daily. Church protection of deviant priests is not just unacceptable, it is incontrovertibly intolerable. Food for thought for anyone who thinks that a spiritual path automatically means moral wealth. As Arthur C. Clarke said: "The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion".