Many people think the Crusades were romantic quests but they actually were a nightmare of slaughter, rape, looting and magic tales.
Consider Christian history. There have been literally hundreds of wars started or inflamed by Christian intolerance.
Attis, Adonis, Buddha, Krishna, Osiris and Tammuz were all born to virgins. To be a god your mother almost needed to be a virgin!
When John Roberts was nominated for the Court, Opus Dei’s Austin Ruse said his fellow conservative Catholics could "breathe easy".
Author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals.
Accused women were stripped by inquisitor priests who searched their bodies for "witch marks" where they allegedly suckled demons.
It is clear the sexual abuse of women, children and vulnerable adults has been normalised in Catholic clerical culture.
If you believe Catholic Church leaders, you might easily imagine that the Nazis were a confederation of atheists and neo-pagans.
Who would know? But why would they want to give up when they could control so much wealth and power down through the ages?
What about those who still serve? Religious cynicism and indifference could have helped pave the way to the Church's current troubles.