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Why should we need protection from the church? Why should we need advocates against it? Why do we so often have to self-advocate against it? Why is abuse within the church a daily news item?
Because it is a human institution. Barth said that religion is like a crater that the initial impact of a profound event left behind. Add to that the continuing changes of the crater. Add to that the tourist attractions. Add to that the need to protect it, enshrine it, and enforce it and you have the sacrifice of human freedoms.
The illusion, the fantasy, that the church is a safe place perpetuates its entitlement to abuse.