I recently released a novel called The Diocese Dilemma, and it is a pretty far departure from the other things I have written. Why would I do such a thing?
And more importantly why would I turn a Catholic Priest into a Serial Killer?
Well, that is not that easy to answer but I will give it a try.
I grew up in the Catholic Church, I consider myself a spiritual person, I believe in God, but I think dogmatic religion is a challenge, at least for me. If it works for you, please, don’t think I am trying to talk you out of it.
In order for me to really work through some issues I have with people who exercise religion in a more hypocritical way are pretty deep.
I have personally been told by a Christian that if I drink alcohol I am going to Hell?
Ok, so Christ isn’t in Heaven because didn’t he turn water into wine?
I have seen people who profess to be deeply rooted Catholics (and other religions) repeatedly be unfaithful to their spouse. The swore before God to forsake all others?
I see these Scriptures that say one thing and people who love to quote them do another.
It made me question things. And if people can so routinely misinterpret and pervert Scripture to justify their own actions, and I can notice it, surely clergymembers see it.
What happens if a Priest, who sits in the Confessional and listens to people confess their sins over and over gets just fed up with the hypocrisy and says you know what…some of these people are beyond absolution.
Eye for and Eye, right?
Make the punishment fit the crime?
Priests are supposed to be the sword and shield of God according to Scripture.
Can a Priest get so frustrated that he takes the worst sinners, pulls them out of the confessional and goes Old Testament justice and takes that Eye for and Eye a bit further than he should (kind of hypocritically).
And given all of the cover ups the Church has done over the years (and many religions have done) could and more importantly would the Church cover it up? What if the Church leadership agreed with his actions?
This book helped me really understand and see that these things (Scripture) are very often quoted by people who rarely think about the words, they just use them in a way to get you to do what they want, make themselves feel better, or justify some action.
While violating the crap out of other Scriptures (and Commandments).
I do think that this sort of thing could happen. Mind you I have no evidence that it has, but I do know that the Catholic Church (during the Inquisition) did kill a bunch of “sinners”
Would that happen again?
Could they get away with it?
Would they cover it up?
I dunno, you be the judge, and I can tell you right now I am not sorry about what Father Santini did to that person who was selling access to very young underaged women for purely perverted (and rough) pleasure of powerful people.
That guy had it coming.