Pope John Paul 2, who poped for a very long time, turns out to have had a courtly lover if not an actual one – and a married woman at that.
Phrases like “intense friendship” are usually used for people of the same gender,but whatever.
Celibacy doesn’t work – people need to be intimately connected with other people.
then, there are these letters, which also demonstrate the need to connect with other humans and not slavish devotion to something that doesn’t exist.
it is sad enough that these people wasted their lives on religion, but it is horrifying that they have wasted generations in nations all over the world and deprived others of living fully and authentically as humans