Carroll explores two questions central to his decision to leave the priesthood: How did Christianity come to inspire violence and war? What was the Catholic Church's role in fomenting anti-Semitism? From the time of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine, through the Holocaust and to today's "war on terror," these questions are answered in often-horrifying detail.
How sad that we as humans continue to focus on the humanity of man (sins, faults, failings) rather than the divinity of Christ and His teachings. How sad that so many are stuck in the past.
I can't tell you how many times - when speaking about the Catholic faith - someone bring up "selling of indulgences".
Get over it! Move on! It was a mistake. Ever made one of those? It was not a teaching of the Church, but an invention of man for selfish means.
God makes no mistakes. We do. God does not foster hate. We do. God does not create flaws in His Church. We do.
Let's place the blame where is should be placed (us), and not on His Bride (the Church). We should all be more forgiving. We should all be more loving.
"The greatest of these is Love."