I read in the news that the Pope of the Catholic Church has defrocked Theodore Mc Carrick a former Cardinal and Archbishop of Washington after he was found guilty of sexual abuse over a 50 year period.
This is a first time something like this has ever happened. This is a good thing. A step in the right direction but to me this is not the issue.
There is an elephant in the room.
The question I would pose is how could Mr Mc Carrick live with himself for the past 50 years?
I use the Pope and the Church as an example but it is everywhere we care to look. It is a common practise.
We practise a double standard of sort. What is wrong can be right. We can justify anything to suit ourself.
The more rich and powerful one is the worse it gets. But surely the moral defenders of the truth and righteousness and people in power, banks and politicians should know better. These are the people who should be marked to a higher standard. Punishments should by faster and heavier. But these are the people who get away with murder and rape.
Each and everyone is guilty of this kind of thing that I write about. Nobody wants to own up or change. Keep doing the same thing over and over. Content in our bubble. Wait until we get caught or not.
This is the elephant in the room. This is the problem we need to face and solve. Ourselfs. How we can lie to ourself knowing it is wrong and justify it. Making an exception for ourself.
This is worse than just telling a lie. We should not wait for someone to tell us it is wrong. We should self regulate. Be accountable to ourself so that we can face ourself and live with ourself. Justifying and making an exception for ourself something we know that is wrong is the worst kind of bad.
I think by doing this we may have missed the whole point of life. Caught up in the lie. Too busy with it. No time to live. We became the lie. Alive but not living. We hurt ourself and everybody. Sad.