Celibacy and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church

st-sebastian-cutCatholic religious orders are full of people who are repressing their sexuality. Only people with no sexual drive at all, or people who are dismayed by their sexual drive and determined to try to repress it, would voluntarily enter a regime that demanded celibacy. Most people, even those with a deepseated religious commitment, take only a moment to realise that they could not possibly go without sex for their entire lives. Celibacy in the church, and failures of celibacy in the church, are part of the one inhumane system.

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