I'm not arguing over dogma or trying to convince anyone to believe any certain way. But yeah, I'd reading True Believer by Eric Hoffer.The thing is, I think both you guys made some good points on the substance of the issue.
As a Catholic, I have some pretty huge issues myself with the bureaucracy of the Church. In fact, most of the Church's problems, and the roots of the historic crisis that She has been experiencing in recent decades, come from being led by bureaucrats rather than shepherds.
These people, to include the head guy in Rome, have greatly departed from the admonitions of Jesus to the first bishops of the Church 2,000 years ago. In fact, if He came back today, a lot of them would be in the mob demanding another crucifixion.
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”— Eric Hoffer this applies to universities and religion too. Few grasp this .
Andrew Lloyd Weber's take on the Gospel: