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I'd really like to thank you all who liked this Stamp, that really means much for me and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks this way!
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻOk, I know it may sound a rather strong message, but it's just my own opinion.
All what comes next is about my personal experience with Italian Catholic Church and I'm not talking about particular people - I know there are good priests and everything; I'm talking about tendencies and general behaviours.
I quite believe in God, and in any case I respect him whatever he's called Lord or Allah or Jessica Rabbit. But I really think Church ruined and is ruining religion, which is not an amount of rules and medieval principles like "never even think about sex" or "if you're gay you're impure and damned!" and stuff like that.
I think religion should be much more - and most of all, I think Church takes advantage of its spiritual power and influence to mind his own business and does not care what religion really is.
Just think about the idolatry feeling of spending all that money in gorgeous cathedrals and luxurious suits for bishops and the pope instead of using it for some social issue. Church looks more like a corporation than like a religious institution. Some years ago my parish priest was so happy that something like 80.000 had been collected in order to redecorate the floor of his cathedral. He's a good person and I don't see him as greedy at all. But all I could think was: do we really need a 80.000 floor to praise the Lord? Is that what he wants from us? I don't really think so.
Since when it's been born Church does not reflects Christian values, but only suggests formalities and clichés which take people's attention away from the most important thing Jesus talked about: love.
I hope to see your comments about what I think, and of course feel free to use this stamp if you share my idea! ^^
P.S. - excuse the bad English and feel free to correct any mistake! Thank you.