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The Build-a-Bear Double Standard – Do Religious People Have a Double Standard?

If you’re outraged by Build-a-Bear’s actions in this fictional scenario but defend what the Catholic Church has done for decades, then you’re a hypocrite with no sense of right and wrong and have no business lecturing atheists on morality.

People who claim divine moral authority should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one. Why is there a double standard? Why does the Catholic Church get a pass? If it was a Build-a-Bear scandal, people would burn the company to the ground.

In my most recent video, I compared the Catholic Church to a hypothetical, identical Build-a-Bear scandal to test and see if people have a double standard when dealing with religion. I recommend watching the video, but here’s the transcript:

Imagine for a moment there’s a quaint little Build a Bear in a remote idyllic village. Imagine that just one of their employees hid cameras in teddy bears sold by the store and filmed small children with it. Imagine the mass-outrage that would follow. Now imagine if thousands of employees were doing it, and the company covered it up. They would be sued and bankrupt in a fortnight. But imagine if instead of just filming small children, they were beating, molesting, and even raping them.

Imagine if the company called the victims liars and threatened them if they told anyone… and in the cases that were reported, the cops and judges sided with the abusers.

As the scandal grew, imagine that Build a Bear paid billions of dollars in settlements to silence the victims from speaking out, and to avoid scandal, while keeping the offending employees on the books – shuffling them from store to store, and sometimes if the offenses became too public, moved them to foreign countries, placing them in positions of authority over powerless communities. Imagine they were put in charge of orphanages where they continued to rape and abuse the most vulnerable of our children with impunity.

And imagine this going on for decade after decade after decade – all over the globe!

Imagine corrupt company officials feigning regret and remorse, promising swift action and reform while hiding the names of abusers and protecting the rapists. Refusing to release documents, and lobbying to protect their own. Allowing it to happen again and again and again.

Now as this nightmare intensifies, imagine that you’re a customer. Would you continue to give them your money? Would you continue to recommend this megalithic monster bringing family and friends into their store. Would you continue to let their employees near your precious children?

Lastly, imagine that the company officials had the bold-faced gall to claim status as mankind’s sole moral authority - to be the voice of god on earth. The audacity!

What if I told you the worst part of this hell-on-earth scenario is that you don’t have to imagine it. Because outside your mental theater this hush-job of perpetual savagery has become an ecclesiastical pandemic turning the Catholic Church into a pedophile’s paradise.

Enough is enough!

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Take the Build-a-Bear Double Standard Test
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Take the Build-a-Bear Double Standard Test
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If you're outraged by Build-a-Bear's actions in this fictional scenario but defend what the Catholic Church has done for decades, then you're a hypocrite with no sense of right and wrong and have no business lecturing atheists on morality. People who claim divine moral authority should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one. Why is there a double standard? Why does the Catholic Church get a pass? If it was a Build-a-Bear scandal, people would burn the company to the ground.

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