Old Catholic "Guilt" myth debunked
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
We have all heard of the Catholic Guilt Complex, Marriage before Sex, unpure thoughts are a sure fire way to Hell, Condoms, Birth Control, Masturbation is a sin, but then eating fish on Fridays is too. One can only guess if God is all forgiving, the above can be enjoyed without guilt.
Holy Truths from the Dark Ages really do not hold Holy Water, when Society today has advanced from medical marvels, space flight, MTV and other Marvels that a scant few hundred years ago would have you Burned alive as a Heritic.
Leonardo Da Vinci knew all too well not to push his inventions on the masses as the Vatican were not too pleased with his advanced thinking, included was Nostradamus.
The Spanish Inquisition one of the most brutal religious organizations, repressed free thinking outside of Gods Laws as this video attests.
Witchcraft was another fallacy in which anyone who had medical knowledge was branded a witch
Old Catholic myth debunkedStudy of 3,000 teenagers puts to rest enduring theory of 'Catholic guilt'Misty Harris, Canwest News ServicePublished: Saturday, June 14, 2008
One of the most pervasive stereotypes of Roman Catholicism is being debunked in a new study that reveals "Catholic guilt," at least among the faith's teenage followers, doesn't hold water.
The research, which draws from 3,290 people aged 13 to 17, finds Catholic youth are no more prone to guilt than other teens, that more observant Catholics are no likelier to feel guilty than less observant ones, and that guilt-causing behaviours don't affect contemporary Catholics any more than fellow teens.
"It's no longer the case, if it ever was the case, that Catholicism is turning out guilt-ridden young people who are wallowing in their sin and feeling bad about themselves," says study co-author Christian Smith, a professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame.