A trace of a bad or undesirable quality or substance: "the taint of corruption".
Contaminate or pollute (something).
stain - blemish - blot - spot - smirch - smear - smudge
contaminate - pollute - spoil - corrupt - foul - infect
I was posting a link on FB to an article I wrote years ago. About Easter and Tenebrae and the old Irish traditions around this time, like my granny looking at the sun reflected in a mirror in an eastern window of her house to tell the future.
All the awe and mystery and ceremonies and darkness of Easter week. Like my mother hauling me outside on Easter Sunday to watch the sun dance 3 times, even it was only in our imaginations.
And now I find it is all tainted (the only word that came to my mind) with the shadowed abuses and perversions that were taking place just about everywhere the Catholic Church had stretched its obscene tentacles.
And I can't help but imagine what was going on behind the scenes in all the churches and convents and cathedrals and schools and hospitals and orphanages I was in, so many children suffering with no one to hear their anguish apart from their paedophiliac abusers.
Thank you RC church. For destroying my memories and those of so many others. And the lives of all you abused and tried to conceal with the help of your Vatican Overlords. May you all rot in hell, if there`s such a place, which I doubt, you corrupt, evil and perverted institution.
Although I am not a Catholic, I feel the same amount of horror and distaste at that institution of dirty old men that you do, and I wonder how so many people can remain and become followers. It is nothing more, like all other religious institutions, than a cult and a very dangerous one at that.ReplyDelete
I watched the cars pour out of church last night Irene and thought how successful all that brainwashing was. With the destroyed lives of so many around them. The world will never see the like.ReplyDelete
So how do you really feel about it? ;-)ReplyDelete
I was never tied enough to a church to feel disillusioned. I'm actually skeptical of most churches.
I was brought up in Ireland. As some have it (including me): "The largest open-air lunatic asylum in the world."
We were brainwashed, culted and shamed. Daily.
You are fortunate!!
That is really sad.ReplyDelete
However, the more pomp and ceremony the more I am turned off.
I like a simple faith without all that...... and sincerity is the most important.
Nuts in May
I'm a believer in The Word, according to St. George (Carlin), on all matters religious; see his late tour de force, "Life is Worth Losing," where he riffs on our "inviisible friend in the sky." You've probably already seen it, but it's worth another look.ReplyDelete
Sincerity in our beliefs or non-beliefs is so important, I agree.
Plus a faith in this wonderful universe.
I love me some Carlin, thanks for the reminder, time to see that one again!!
Funny I saw the Easter processions in San Miguel in Mexico and this all fell away. And I am an athiest! The pull is so strong.ReplyDelete
It surely is. I have to shake myself now and again!!
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